HESDIN : FRANCE - 62

*Location:

   Église Nôtre-Dame
   Rue de la Paroisse at Rue Charles Quint
   Hesdin, 62 Pas-de-Calais, France
   LL: N 50.37383, E 2.03728
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Five by Martin Heuwin (1580), 7 by
   Gorlier (Frévent, 1829), 1 anon (1642);
   added semitones = sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Also a peal of 3: one by Gorlier
   (1829), 2 by Charles Druout (1881).
   The ancient bells may originally have
   been elsewhere.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     B D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1829
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
*Links:

Photo of the tower

A page on the city Website has a photo of the building and a paragraph about the bells.

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

Since there is no predominant founder, these bells are not indexed by foundry.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Pas-de-Calais.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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