DERBY : ENGLAND -DB

*Location:

   All Saints Anglican Cathedral
   Iron Gate and St.Mary's Gate
     at Queen Street
   Derby, Derbyshire, England
   OS Ref. SK 352 364 
   LL: N 52.92483, W 1.47778
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   Maggie Whiteley, Ringing Master
   E: RingingMaster@
        derbycathedralbells.org.uk

*Contact:

   Derby Cathedral Centre
   18-19 Iron Gate
   Derby  DE1 3GP
   T: 01332 341201   F: 01332 203991
   E: office/@/derbycathedral DOTorg

*Schedule:

   Hour strike, with autoplay of tunes
   at 0900, 1200, 1800.

*Remarks:

   Bells by various makers, dated c.1520-
   1693; oldest ring of 10 in the world.
   Clock by Smith of Derby, 1927, below
   the ringing room; chiming machine by
   same maker, 1931, above ringing room
   with its own clock; all replacing
   similar worn-out equipment; all
   converted from weights to motors
   in 1976.
   Fixed drum with 7 tunes, 1
   for each day, 2 hammers for each bell.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C#E   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1932
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R10H  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
*Links:

The Cathedral Website has photos of the tower, and a page about the bells and ringers.

Dove's Guide Online gives details of the bells.

Virtual tour of the tower

The Website of the Cathedral ringers has a page about the clock and chimes.  There are audio clips for six of the seven daily tunes plus the hour strike at noon, which is preceded by an 10-bell voorslag.

The Wikipedia article about the building has a section about the clock and the chiming machine (called a "carillon"), as well as a section about the tower and bells.

(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  4-Jan-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/01/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/01/01
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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