WORCESTER - 1 : ENGLAND -WO

*Location:

   Cathedral Church of Christ
     and the Virgin Mary
   Deansway or College Street (A44)
     at College Yard
   Worcester, Worcestershire, England
   OS Ref. SO 850 545
   LL: N 52.18871, W 2.22078
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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Added semitones are 2#,5#,6b,9#,
   allowing a harmonic minor 10; all by
   Taylor except 2# by Westley Group 2017.
   Also 6 ancient bells on display in
   cloister, and bourdon 82-3-24 in A
   by Taylor 1868

*Technical data:

   Ring of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The Website of the Worcester Cathedral Guild of Bellringers is extensive, and opens with a photo (unfortunately not clickable) of the spacious belfry.  There is an audio clip (1:13) of hour strike at noon, with Cambridge (Westminster) pre-strike tune, and 8 assorted videos of service ringing.

Dove's Guide Online gives details of the 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, including the great bell mentioned above and the chime in the same place.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/31
*Photos:

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