Upper belfry
   The Episcopal Church of
   Willow Grove Avenue & St.Martin's Lane
   Chestnut Hill,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.06539, W 75.20653
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   St.Martin-in-the-Fields Church
   8000 St.Martin's Lane
   Philadelphia, PA  19118-4119
   T: 215-247-7466




   Hung above the ring in the same tower.
   (See last Link below.)
   Added semitone is minor third (G).

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E E   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1902
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1889, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Whitechapel 
       There were no added semitones
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003

The church Website does not mention these bells.  The stoplist of the latest revision of the organ includes "Tower Bells", but since that stop has 32 notes, it is probably a synthetic sound rather than a means of playing these bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA, including the ring hung in the lower belfry of the same tower.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/11/03

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