Carillon tower Taylor Bell Foundry Freehold Street Loughborough, Leicestershire, England OS Ref. SK 541 198 LL: N 52.77337, W 1.19933
John Taylor & Co. The Bellfoundry Freehold Street Loughborough, Leics. LE11 1AR T: 01509 212241 F: 01509 263305 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not to be confused with the tower holding a light ring of 12, where many peals have been rung. Initial bells cast 1904-06; keyboard (now in museum) made in Mechelen but bears Taylor nameplate. Diatonic octave on the bourdon were borrowed by W.W. Starmer in 1904-08 for lectures around the country; they were also part of a 'Pageant' at Oxford, with a temporary clavier played by Billinghurst. 3 basses added in 1912. Some bells added or replaced from time to time up to 1935; maximum size 49 bells. Removed prior to 1940; bells sold off piecemeal. 2010: Replacement begun, not yet complete. (A 2012 report of expansion to 37 seems to have been premature.) 2021: 15-bell chime is being dispersed; the foundry has committed to reconstructing the carillon to (one of) its original specifications; to include some basses from two redundant chimes. Aug.2022: Currently 16 bells with electric action. A redevelopment plan for foundry property has been approved.
Traditional carillon of 47 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are two missing bass semitones The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown The instrument was enlarged in 2023 with bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 2012, the instrument was enlarged to 27 bells by Taylor In 20xx, the instrument was begun with 18 bells made by Taylor In 19__, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1912, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells made by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1906, the instrument was begun with 37 bells made by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2021
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