There is a page of site-specific information for many(*) of the chimes in the British Isles. To make it easy for you to find the page or site you seek, or to discover information about relationships among them, they are indexed in several different ways, as follows:
If you are looking for a specific site by its institutional name (e.g., a church or school) or by the instrument's proper name, select the above index and then use the "find in page" feature of your Web browser to locate a distinctive word (or partial word) in that name.
Indexes marked [PLANNED] will be generated and installed after all site data pages for this region have been produced.
NOTE: These pages are not intended to list all sets of bells in the British Isles which can be played as chimes, primarily because there are so many rings (which we don't list in this region) which have auxiliary equipment that permits occasional use as chimes. We do intend to list all chimes which have baton keyboards, all chimes which have mechanical drums (excluding those drums which operate entirely upon change-ringing bells), and a fair sample of other types of actions. That sample includes Ellacombe chiming racks as well as chimes made of tubular or hemispheric bells.
For a much more extensive (but in some respects less detailed) list of present and former chimes in this region, see Mike Chester's chime page. His multi-sheet Excel workbook lists over 700 chimes, over 100 clock chimes (4 to 9 bells), over 200 chimes of tubular bells, nearly 100 chimes of hemispherical bells, and a few bar chimes.
For complete information about change-ringing towers in this region, see Dove's Guide. As of 23 June 2008, there were 2160 such towers with at least 8 bells.
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