GEDSTED : DENMARK - J

*Location:

   Kirken
   Torvegade at Østergade
   Gedsted, Viborg Amt, Denmark
   LL: N 56.68993, E 9.33524
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*Player:

   Grethe Bolsing, Organist
   Odinsvej 20
   DK-9640 Farsø
   T: 98 64 55 58

*Contact:

   Gedsted Kirke
   Torvegade 5B
   DK-9631 Gedsted
   T: 98 64 55 58
   E: kep@km.dk

*Schedule:

   One tune at noon

*Remarks:

   The first country church in Denmark
   with a chime.  Pitch of bass
   estimated from weight of 500 kg.
   Attribution to K.T.A.Sørensen of
   Brønderslev must be incorrect, because
   the Brønderslev foundry was not
   established until 1928; probably made
   at the De Smithske foundry.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1922
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1955
*Links:

The home page of the church Website has a small photo of the building and tower. This claims to be "the first (Danish) country church with klokkespil", and our records support that claim.  The Historic Inventory page has a photo of some of the bells, showing the external drop hammers from the chiming drum. The tower also contains a bell from 1569 (no longer used) and one from 1994 (cast in France), used for service ringing.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the De Smithske bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Danish chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Danish chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Danish chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DK/Jylland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/08/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/08/11
*Photos:

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