HELENAVEEN : NETHERLANDS

   Carillon Jules de Corte

*Location:

   Klokkestoel bij St.Willibrordskerk (RC)
   Hannes Joostenplein,
     near Oude Peelstraat
   Helenaveen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.38840, E 5.91935
*Previous locations:
   Dorpsplein, Kerkplein
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*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)
*Former carillonist:
   1972-96 Jules de Corte (1924-96)

*Contact:

   Gemeente Deurne
   Markt 1
   5751 BE  Deurne
   T: 0493-387711

*Schedule:

   Auto on the quarter-hours

*Remarks:

   Carillon named in 1996.  In July 2012,
   14 bells were stolen; replaced 2014.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   14 bells were replaced in 2014
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1972, the complete instrument of 23 bells was installed
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    8 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  10 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A local wiki article about the carillon gives its history and that of the person for whom it was named in 1996.  It reports the year of construction as 1975, possibly because of the early relocations.

Photos of the tower and its dedicatory plaque

A Dutch tourism page has 3 photos of the instrument.

A Dutch news page from 2014 shows the situation after the bells were stolen.  Note that the clappers are mounted directly on the roller bars.

Tower photo and brief description (in Dutch)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Jun-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/06/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/06/01
*Photos:

(none available)

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