LONDON - AH : ENGLAND -EC

   McConnell Chime

*Location:

   All Hallows Church
   Barking-by-the-Tower
   Tower Hill
   London, E.C.3, England
   OS Ref. TQ 335 807
   LL: N 51.50943, W 0.07956
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*Player:

   Desmond Buckley
   48 Woodyates Road
   Lee, London SE12 1JG
   T: 81/851-4378

*Contact:

   All Hallows by the Tower
   Byward Street
   London  EC3R 5BJ
   T: 020/7481 2928
   - or -
   The Parish House
   43 Trinity Square
   London  EC4N 4DJ
   T: 020/7488 4772   F: 020/7488 3333
   E: parish@ahbtt.org.uk
   - or -
   Jonathan Melling, Organist
     & Director of Music
   E: jonathan@ahbtt.org.uk

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Replaces a ring of 8 destroyed WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1948
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EIH   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 11 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  19 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  10%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990
*Links:

The church Website opens with a rotating series of photos that includes one of the exterior and the top of the tower.  But there is no mention of the bells.  Once upon a time, there was a history of the building, but it was removed in a redesign of the Website, and has never been restored.

A page from Love's Guide gives full details of the bells and their history, but no longer has any photos.

The parish page for the Diocese of London has a small photo of the building, with a larger version available.

A long page of photos of the church has 3 of the exterior, showing various views of the tower.

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 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.

*Status:
   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 1980/01/01
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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