ENGHIEN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Eglise St-Nicolas de Smyrne
   (St.Niklaas Kerk)
   Pl.Pierre Delanoy
   Enghien (Edingen), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.69326, E 4.03925
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*Carillonist:

   Patrice Pollart
   E: cloches-art.desoignies@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Older bells by G.duMery (21,1754-6),
   Waghevens(2,1512), J.vdGheyn(1,1789).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /(GA)A#--  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1955
     with 27 bells made by Michiels    
   Prior history:
     In 1925, the instrument was enlarged to 34 bells
       by Michiels    
     In 1754, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article on this city has three photos of the church and tower.
The very brief article on the church has two of the three, and mentions the carillon.

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 Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

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