SMITH'S PARISH : BERMUDA

*Location:

   Church of St.Mark the Apostle
     (Anglican)
   South Road and St.Mark's Road
   Smith's Parish, Main Island, Bermuda
   LL: N 32.32, W 64.73
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
Parish locator map (no gazetteer available)
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Mark's Church
   Smith's Parish, Bermuda
   T: (441)236-8360   F: (441)236-7148

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hand clavier is wall-mounted.
   Also a Meneely (West Troy) swinging
   bell from 1879, not part of chime.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1912
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1910, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church history mentions the bells and has a good photo of the tower.

An up-close tower photo

A huge page on Smith's Parish includes a photo of St.Mark's Church and a small paragraph about it, plus a map of the Main Island showing Smith's Parish (i.e., county).

A parish locator map.

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 Central and South American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BM.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-May-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/05/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/07/18


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