BERKEL - C : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Metalwork sculpture
   Westersingel
   Berkel en Rodenrijs,
     Lansingerland,
       Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.99341, E 4.47790
*Former location (??-2019):
   Kerksingel, SW of Dorpskerk
   LL: N 51.99297, E 4.47918
Site locator map
Visible in its former location on Google Streetview but not in newer overhead photography.
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   De Historische Vereniging Berkel &
     Rodenrijs
   E: theaburg@hotmail.nl

*Schedule:

   (See BERKEL - RH, preceding this)

*Remarks:

   Bells (number uncertain) are part of an
   ornamental sculpture by Bas van
   Leeuwen.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2019
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 20__, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the Historical Society of Berkel & Rodenrijs has a page about this carillon, which was relocated and expanded in 2019.

More photos of the carillon

A historical Website about Old Berkel says:  Artist / sculptor Bas van Leeuwen (born 19-8-1944, also maker of the carillon for the now demolished Berkel town hall)

The English Wikipedia article about the town reports that in 2007, the town was merged into the new municipality of Lansingerland.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 27-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/03/26
*Photos:

(none available)

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