"Auld Kirk" Presbyterian Church
   (Old and St.Modan's Church)
   Kirk Wynd
     Central (Stirlingshire), Scotland
   OS Ref. NS 888 810
   LL: N 56.00008, W 3.78559
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)




   Falkirk Old Church
   Kirk Wynd
   Falkirk, Scotland  FK1 1JN
   T: 01324 625124  (Minister)
      01324 611017




   The donor of this chime, Robert Dollar,
   also gave McShane chimes to a church
   in San Anselmo and a seminary in
   San Rafael, both in California, USA.
   Added semitones = flat 7th & sharp 4th

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1926
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

Whiting Society article on these bells, extensively illustrated with historical photos; includes the measurements and inscription of each bell, as well as the history and present condition of this chime.

Three historic photos (one with description) about installation of the chime

A tour page includes a modern photo and description of the building.

The ancient history of the church contributed to the naming of the town.  A faint old sketch of the building accompanies the history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 Scotland.

   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

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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