St.John's Kirk (St.John the Baptist Church) St.John Street at St.John's Place Perth, Central (Perthshire), Scotland OS Ref. NO 119 235 LL: N 56.39586, W 3.42812
Dr. Ian Cassells*Past carillonneur:
John R. Knox (1932-2021)
Rev. David D. Ogston Kirk House 31 St.John Street Perth, Tayside PH1 5SH T: Perth (01738)638482 - or at - Manse of St.John's Kirk 15 Comely Bank Perth, Tayside PH2 7HU T: (01738)621755 - or - Mr. Alexander Gray, Beadle 22 St.John Street T: 738/23358
(special occasions as specified by the Perth Council)
Clock has barrels for both Guildford and Cambridge quarters. Independent clappers for electro-pneumatic auto- matic player. Bourdon by Peter Waghevens of Mechelen, 1506, swings full circle. Maker of previous instrument unknown. Maintenance by city. An independent automatic action was installed by the firm of Ritchie (now defunct), but is unsatisfactory. Also 5 bells by Waghevens, 1526, among 15 on display rack in north porch, and 13 disused chiming bells in north gable of spire. 2021: Taylor updated & restored autoplay hammers and controls, inoperable since 1991 at least. 2022: Taylor cleaning & repainting frame, and restoring transmission from clavier.
Traditional carillon of 35 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C C 11 There are two missing bass semitones There is no practice console 34 bells were recast or replaced in 1935 by Gillett & Johnston Prior history: Previously, the complete instrument of 35 bells was installed with bells made by an unknown maker Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4ER1 Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1992
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