GODALMING : ENGLAND -SR

   War Memorial Carillon  (WW I)

*Location:

   Old Music School
   (was Founders' Chapel)
   Charterhouse School
   Prince's Avenue
   Godalming, Surrey, England
   LL: N 51.19610, W 0.62267
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Former location (1921-2012):

   Mostyn House School
   Grenfell Park
   Parkgate, Cheshire, England
   OS Ref. SJ 280 779
   LL: N 53.29360, W 3.08137
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)

*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)

*Contact:

   Mr.Jamal Sutton, Assistant Director
     of Music and Organist
   E: jjs/@/charterhouse.org.uk
   - or -
   Charterhouse
   Godalming, Surrey  GU7 2DX
   T: (0)1483 291500   F: 1483 291607
   E: reception/@/charterhouse.org.uk

*Schedule:

   (None--unplayable as of Aug.2022)

*Remarks:

   Dates in CIL reflect bell casting;
   first 31 bells installed 1922; one bass
   and 5 trebles installed with new
   keyboard in 1926.
   2011: Mostyn House closed; bells must
   be transferred to another school,
   preferably Charterhouse.
   Oct.2013: Old bells installed with all
   new fittings, frame, transmission
   and keyboard with space for expansion
   to 4.5 octaves.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 25
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2013
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       with bells made by Taylor      
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1922, the instrument was enlarged to 31 bells
       by Taylor      
       (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1921, the instrument was begun with 27 bells
       made by Taylor      
       (27 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The school Website is very photo-intensive, with many views of the former chapel and its large tower.  (But don't be confused by the two other towers on campus.)  The carillon is barely mentioned.

The organist has a Facebook presence.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

British Carillon Society page (photo missing)

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

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

Index to all traditional carillons in this region.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/09
*Photos:

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Carillon tower on former chapel

Click
Carillon console

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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