CLIFTON : ENGLAND -BD

*Location:

   All Saints Parish Church
   Church Street,
     opposite Clifton House Gardens
   Clifton, Bedfordshire, England
   OS Ref. TL 165 392
   LL: N 52.03934, W 0.30178
Site locator map
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Autoplay at 8,12,4,8;
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   with hour strike at the octave.

*Remarks:

   Octave by various makers from 1590 on,
   with clock by John Moore of
   Clerkenwell, 1863; chiming machine by
   same maker, 1879, with 7 bells by
   unknown maker, playing 4 tunes on 11
   bells.  All retuned, and chiming bells
   recast into 3 by Taylor, 1953;
   added semitone is sharp 4th (7#).
   All restored in 1986; the only working
   chiming machine in Bedfordshire.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1953
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1879, a complete instrument of 15 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (8 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R8M    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Dove's Guide Online gives details of the bells.
Alternate URL

A church guide (PDF) mentions the bells on page 14 and in the floor plan on pp.8-9.

(This instrument having no principal founder, it is not indexed by maker.)

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  2-Jan-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/01/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/31
*Photos:

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