War Memorial
   Queen's Park
   Frederick Street and Browns Lane
   Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
   OS Ref. SK 533 193
   LL: N 52.76938, W 1.21057
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page


   Peter K. Shepherd, Borough Carillonneur
   35 Pantain Road
   Loughborough, Leics.  LE11 3LZ
   T: 01509/266 487
   - and -
   Brian Saddington,
     Deputy Borough Carillonneur
   28 Atherstone Road
   Loughborough, Leics.  LE11 2SJ
   - and -
   Caroline Sharpe
   E: info@carolinesharpe.com
   - and -
   Lynne Morgan
*Past Carillonneurs:
   Dr. Peter Stratfold
   Peter Harrod
   Sydney Porter




   Summer (Good Friday thru Sept.)
   Thursdays 1300 & Sundays 1530;
   Bank Holiday Mondays 1530;
   carillon week in July.


   13 duplicate trebles for top octave
   have long been disconnected,
   but remain in place.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1923
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 18 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   23 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  30 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  10%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976

This is one of only eight carillons which were originally equipped with Taylor's doubled trebles.

The carillon has its own Website, and so does Caroline Sharpe.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

Short news article (9 June 2023) introducing a YouTube video interview (1:31) with Caroline Sharpe.

News article (June 2023) about forthcoming celebration of the centennial of the tower

A news article (Jan.2023) on plans to mark centenary of Carillon Tower has current and historic photos.

A Waymarking page has 12 photos of the tower and its memorial plaques.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

More current and historic photos

News article (Nov'17) on planned refurbishment of the carillon; the cost (GBP103,000) will be funded by borough council if grants from elsewhere cannot be secured.  Includes large photo of tower.

News article on the opening of the Tower and War Memorial Museum for the 2017 summer season

Where 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.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in the British Isles.

Index to all traditional carillons in this region.

Index to all peace carillons worldwide.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04

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