Ipatievsky Monastery
   (Hypatian Monastery)
   Ulitsa Prosveshcheniya
   Kostroma, Russia
   LL: N 57.77696, E 40.89428
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   A great bell (details unknown),
   7 medium bells and at least 6 small
   bells, distributed in 4 sections of the
   zvonnitsa (detached bell tower)

*Technical data:

   Zvon of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ZVON  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The English Wikipedia article about the monastery has a photo (2011) of the bell tower, in which it can be seen that there is a huge bell in the square lower belfry and smaller bells (at least two) in the openings of the octagonal upper belfry.
A photo from the Wikimedia Commons category shows additional medium and small bells in two of three parts of a lateral belfry.
Another photo from the Wikimedia Commons category shows a large swinging bell in a ground-level frame, plus two medium bells added to the front opening of the square lower belfry; total at least 14.
A 2006 photo shows a bell ringer at the six bells of the middle side belfry; the 7th rope must go to the larger bell in the adjacent belfry.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all zvons.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Russia.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/02/09

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