World War I memorial


   East tower
   Memorial Community Church
   (was Memorial Baptist Church)
   Barking Road (Hwy.A124) near Adine Road
   Plaistow, Newham,
     London E.13, England
   LL: N 51.52303, E 0.02413
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   Memorial Community Church
   395 Barking Road
   London  E13 8AL
   T: 020 7474 6603




   Added semitones - flat 7th, sharp 4th;
   bass note reported as A or A#.
   Bells carry names of 201 men (mostly
   local) killed in the Great War.
   Tabletop baton chimestand (single row)
   in the belfry; electro-pneumatic
   automatic system removed long ago.
   Restored in 2011, rededicated 19 Nov.
   Originally West Ham Central Mission;
   MCC name adopted Apr.2010, after 2006
   merger with another congregation.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1925
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011


On the church Website, there are photos of bells; see also the News item about the "hidden war memorial".  All pages have a photo of the building in the left margin, though the top of the bell tower is not visible.

A very long collection of news articles includes an extensive section about this church and its bells, apparently prompted by the name change in April 2010; it includes 3 photos of the chimestand, and a photo of all ten bells in the belfry.

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 size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by pitch of largest bell.
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 21-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/12/02

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