St.Leonard's Parish Church
   Lexden Road at Church Lane
   Lexden, Essex, England
   OS Ref. TL 971 251
   LL: N 51.88958, E 0.86320
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   Dave Humphrey, Keeper of the Bells
   (and other members of the parish)


   St.Leonard's Church
   Church Lane
   Lexden, Colchester
   T: 575966  [Rector]
   E: rector/@/stleonardslexden.org DOTuk
   - or -
   Colin Hetherington, Churchwarden
   E: colinandjill @ waitrose DOTcom




   Pitch range given below - keyboard
   notes unknown.  Clock hammers instead
   of clappers, striking when keys are
   released.  Also an undated clock bell,
   judged to have been cast about 1300 AD.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range: (F) A#D   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1901
     with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

The church Website formerly had a picture gallery with several photos of the building.  Although that is now gone (and not archived), the tower is shown in one of three small photos in the home page banner, and in a few photos in the Gallery.  There is no mention of this chime, only of a 14th c. bell. Photo gallery of the chimestand, transmission and bells.

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.

   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 2008/01/09

(none available)

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