SECLIN : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Collégiale Saint-Piat
   Boulevard Joseph Hentges (Hwy.D925)
     at Ruelle de Clochettes
   Seclin, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.55052, E 3.03043
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Francis Mulier, carillonneur
   9, boulevard Hentges
   59113 Seclin
   T: 20 90 00 02

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Monday 1100-1200 (market day); also
   principal holidays.
   Quarter-hour tunes from the drum.

*Remarks:

   The only English-made carillon in
   France; clavier and drum by Somers,
   Mechelen; 4 basses in lower
   bellchamber.  Renovated in 1978.
   Tower also contains 3 surviving clock
   bells from 5 installed 1596-7, made
   in Douai.  Three heavy bells added in
   1824 made a "small carillon", which
   was mostly destroyed in 1917.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --F 38/(G) C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1932
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Prior history:
     In 1824, a complete instrument of  8 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 2008
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.

The initial phase of work not having a primary maker of at least 8 bells, it is not indexed.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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  7-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

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