BOURBOURG : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Town belfry
   Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
     (St.John's Church)
   at city center
   Bourbourg (Brockburg, Broeksburg),
     59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.94650, E 2.19676
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1868, by André Louis Jean
   van Aerschodt, destroyed by fire on
   25 May 40 (in WW II), along with 2
   swinging bells by Michel Leenknecht
   of Bruges, cast in 1429.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1963, a complete instrument of 37 bells was installed
       by Bollée      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1868, a complete instrument of 37 bells was installed
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1722, a complete instrument of 23 bells was installed
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bollée bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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