The Royal Exchange Threadneedle Street and Cornhill London, E.C.3, England OS Ref. TQ 329 818 LL: N 51.51372, W 0.08663
Gerald Bernard, Centre Manager The Courtyard Royal Exchange London EC3V 3LR T: 020/7623 3857 F: 020/7283 5762 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Automatic barrels. Added semitone is A (minor sixth). Third or fourth in a series of chimes of various sizes.
Mechanical-automatic chime of 13 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There is one added semitone There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1920 with bells made by Gillett & Johnston Year of latest technical information source is 2005
"Victorian London" has a page of various historical descriptions of the building and its functions, beginning with a contemporary account of the present building, written shortly after its construction in 1844. At that time, it had 17 bells (tenor 1 ton) in the clock tower on the east face of the building. The various changes since then are not yet incorporated into the database which produced the "Technical data" shown above.
There exist two engravings ( #1, #2) of the previous Exchange building, which also held a clock-chime.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
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.
This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-08 based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/05 and on technical data last updated on 2005/10/05
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