Cathedral of St.Patrick & St.Colman (RC) Hill Street Newry, Down, Northern Ireland LL: N 54.1745, W 6.3375
Cathedral Presbyery 40 Hill Street Newry T: 28/3026 2586 F: 28/3026 7505
Renovation/expansion project included adding a new treble and sharp 4th (flat 4 when new treble is seen as 0), with wall-mounted baton keyboard, and recasting of the service bell (by Sheridan, Dublin, 1863), now tuned to flat 2nd (flat 7 as above) of the chime but not connected to it. At request of Cathedral authorities, the baton keyboard was replaced with a modernized chiming rack having the semitone rope offset behind the others.
Chime with Ellacombe stand of 10 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C D / NONE There is one added semitone The present playing mechanism was installed in 1994 by Taylor Prior history: In 1987, the instrument was enlarged to its present size with bells made by Taylor In 1898, the instrument was begun with 8 bells by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 2007
A very large page on the history of the Diocese of Dromore includes a detailed history of the Newry cathedral's construction, with some mention of these bells.
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 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 Northern Ireland.
This page was built from the database on 20-Jan-07 based on textual data last updated on 2007/01/20 and on technical data last updated on 2007/01/12
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