MANCHESTER - TH : ENGLAND -LA

*Location:

   Town Hall
   Princess, Cross and Mount Streets
   Manchester, Greater Manchester
     (Lancashire), England
   OS Ref. SJ 838 980
   LL: N 53.47927, W 2.24465
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)

*Player:

   (None - automatic only)

*Contact:

   Manchester Visitor Information Centre
   Town Hall Extension
   Loyd Street
   Manchester  M60 2LA
   T: 0161-234 3157   F: 0161-236 9900

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Ring of 12 with 2#, plus hour bell
   ("Great Abel", F#, 9.1 tons) and 10
   smaller bells hung dead.  The hour bell
   was also the bass bell of the
   previous chime.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: (F#)B B   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1936
     with 23 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1877, the instrument was begun with 21 bells
       made by Taylor      
       (1 bell remains from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R13H  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A large photo is on Wikipedia, and an even larger version is downloadable.  The hour bell is above the clock (by Gillett & Bland); all other bells are below it.

A city page sketches the history of the building but has no photos.

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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/15
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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