Town Hall Princess, Cross and Mount Streets Manchester, Greater Manchester (Lancashire), England OS Ref. SJ 838 980 LL: N 53.47927, W 2.24465
(None - automatic only)
Manchester Visitor Information Centre Town Hall Extension Loyd Street Manchester M60 2LA T: 0161-234 3157 F: 0161-236 9900 E: manchester.visitor.centre@ notes.manchester.gov.uk
Ring of 12 with 2#, plus hour bell ("Great Abel", F#, 9.1 tons) and 10 smaller bells hung dead. The hour bell was also the bass bell of the previous chime.
Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is B in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: (F#)B B / NONE There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1936 with 23 bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1877, the instrument was begun with 21 bells by Taylor (1 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2005
A page from Pevsner's Architectural Guides has this fine photo and a description of the building.
An architectural heritage page accompanies a description of the building with several photos; the two aerial photos in the text are clickable for larger versions.
A local article
about the building includes an aerial photo.
An 1877 etching of the building.
Among the seven wonders of Lancashire, the Town Hall is #2, with Liverpool Cathedral (site of a Great Bell) as #1.
A tourist's tower photo (scroll down past the ads).
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in England.
This page was built from the database on 19-Jan-10 based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/15 and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/15
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