THOLEN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuistoren
   Hoogstraat near Brugstraat
   Tholen, Zeeland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.53190, E 4.22163
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Gerard de Waardt
   E: gerarddewaardt/@/gmail DOTcom

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells, most by Michael Burgerhuys,
   were played automatically only; they
   were stolen in WW I but afterwards
   recovered.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1987
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 25 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1627, the instrument was begun with 19 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the town has a paragraph about the city hall, which dates from the 15th century and contains a carillon bell of similar age, reported to be the oldest such bell in the Netherlands.  There is also a clickable photo of the building.
The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it and mentions the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, 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 traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Zeeland.

*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:

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