Whitechapel Bell Foundry
   Whitechapel Road at Plumbers Row
   Whitechapel, London, E.1, England
   OS Ref. TQ 342 815
   LL: N 51.51694, W 0.06709
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   Never regularly played


   Treble cast 1975; four cast 1980;
   added semitones flat 7th, sharp 4th
   (4b & 7# in ringing terms).
   2018: Presumably removed upon closure
   of the foundry; disposition unknown.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 18 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1981
     with bells made by Whitechapel  (5 made in other years)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

On the foundry Website, the lower part of this chime can be seen in several News photos taken in the courtyard; the best is in the article about Charlie Smith (second photo on the page).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel 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 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/12/27

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