Traditional carillons in Europe:
index by maker

NOTE:   The British Isles are separately indexed, as are Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Carillons in Europe contain bells supplied by a variety of bellfoundries.  Most such sites (exceptions as noted below) are listed here by foundry and year in the following order:

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.

The details listed below are summarized on a corresponding page.


Bellfoundry unknown

The sources which reported the existence of these instruments, or the phase of work listed here, did not identify their makers.  They are listed in city name order rather than date order.
CORDOBA                       : SPAIN        1998 E
   Iglesia de San Pablo
HARNOSAND                     : SWEDEN       ???? C
   Southwest tower
   Domkyrka (Cathedral)
KIEV                          : UKRAINE      1997 C
   St.Michael's Cathedral
NORRKÖPING                    : SWEDEN       19?? E
   Rådhuset
PULLY                         : SWITZERLAND  2014 E
   Le Carillon de Chantemerle
   Eglise de la Rosiaz

van Aerschodt, Leuven (Louvain), Belgium

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of van Aerschodt foundry output.

Schilling, Apolda and Heidelberg, Germany

KLAIPEDA                      : LITHUANIA    1987 C
   Central Post Office 
Complete list of Schilling foundry output, grouped by foundry.

Causard, Belgium and France

OSLO - R                      : NORWAY       1949 F
   Rådhus (City Hall) 
Complete list of Causard foundry output.

Vanden Gheyn, Mechelen and Leuven, Belgium

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Vanden Gheyn output.

Eijsbouts, Asten, Netherlands

PULLY                         : SWITZERLAND  1953 F (chime)
   Le Carillon de Chantemerle
   Eglise de la Rosiaz
VASTERAS                      : SWEDEN       1960 C
   Rådhuset (City Hall Tower)
KARLSKRONA                    : SWEDEN       1965 C
   Frederikskyrka
GAVLE                         : SWEDEN       1972 C
   Rådhuset (City Hall)
LINKOPING                     : SWEDEN       1972 C
   Sct.Lars Kyrka
HEILIGENKREUZ                 : AUSTRIA      1982 F
   Stift Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross Abbey)
INNSBRUCK - D/1               : AUSTRIA      1982 C
   Domtoren Sct.Jacob
MAFRA - S                     : PORTUGAL     1986 E
   Lower belfry, south tower
   Palace
ARANJUEZ                      : SPAIN        1988 E
   Monasterio San Lorenzo de El Escorial
   (El Escorial Monastery)
GDANSK - K                    : POLAND       1989 F
   Sw.Katarzyna (St.Catharine's Church)
MEDJUGORJE                    : BOSNIA       1990 C
   Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace
   Crkva Sv.Jakova (St.James Church)
PORTO                         : PORTUGAL     1996 C
   Igreja dos Cléricos
   (Church of the Clerics)
VILLARREAL - 2                : SPAIN        1997 C
   West tower 
   Basilica de San Pasqual
GDANSK - K                    : POLAND       1998 E
   Sw.Katarzyna (St.Catharine's Church)
GDANSK - R                    : POLAND       1999 C
   Old Town Hall
PRAHA - Mobile                : CZECH REP.   2000 C
   Prazská Mobilní Zvonohra
   (Prague Mobile Carillon)
HEILIGENKREUZ                 : AUSTRIA      2004 E
   Stift Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross Abbey)
ALVERCA                       : PORTUGAL     2005 C
   Carillhão dos Pastorinhos
   Igreja dos Pastorinhos
   (Church of the Little Shepherds)
STOCKHOLM - STG               : SWEDEN       2008 E
   Sct.Gertruds kyrka
BAERUM                        : NORWAY       2009 E
   Rådhus (Town Hall) 
CONSTANCIA (mobile)           : PORTUGAL     2015 C
   CICO Lvsitanvs Traveling Carillon
Complete list of Eijsbouts foundry output.

Petit & Fritsen, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands

STOCKHOLM - STG               : SWEDEN       1875 C
   Sct.Gertruds kyrka
STOCKHOLM - DC                : SWEDEN       1887 C  trad?
   Dutch Church
OSLO - R                      : NORWAY       1971 E
   Rådhus (City Hall) 
MALMÖ                         : SWEDEN       1971 C
   Jaernhardte Stift (or) Rådhuset
BARCELONA - P                 : SPAIN        1977 C
   Palau de la Generalitat
   (Palace de Diputacion Provincial)
LEIRIA                        : PORTUGAL     1996 C
   Sé Cathedral
SAINT PETERSBURG - PK/3       : RUSSIA       2001 C
   Petropavlovskaya Krepost 
   (Peter & Paul Tower; new lower belfry) 
SAINT PETERSBURG - P          : RUSSIA       2005 C
   Upper park
   Peterhof
Complete list of Petit & Fritsen foundry output.

Hemony, Netherlands

(two foundries, combined here)
STOCKHOLM - STG               : SWEDEN       1655 F
   Sct.Gertruds kyrka
STOCKHOLM - DC                : SWEDEN       1663 F  non-trad*
   Dutch Church
   * original presumed to have been traditional
Complete list of Hemony foundries output.

Michiels, Mechelen, Belgium

KAUNAS                        : LITHUANIA    1935 C
   Military Museum of Vitautas the Great 
Complete list of Michiels foundry output.

Olsen Nauen, Tonsberg, Norway

NAUEN (Mobile)                : NORWAY       1971 F
   Traveling Carillon
   Olsen Nauen Bellfoundry (home) 
BAERUM                        : NORWAY       1974 F  trad*
   Rådhus (Town Hall) 
NAUEN (Mobile)                : NORWAY       1974 I
   Traveling Carillon
   Olsen Nauen Bellfoundry (home) 
TRONDHEIM                     : NORWAY       1976 C
   Nidarosdomen (Cathedral) 
MOLDE                         : NORWAY       1983 C
   Domkirke (Cathedral) 
NAUEN (Mobile)                : NORWAY       1985 E
   Traveling Carillon
   Olsen Nauen Bellfoundry (home) 
HAUGESUND                     : NORWAY       1988 F  trad*
   Vår Frelsers kirke 
OSLO - R                      : NORWAY       2000 R
   Rådhus (City Hall) 
STAVANGER                     : NORWAY       2000 E
   Domkirke (Cathedral) 
OSLO - C                      : NORWAY       2003 C
   Domkirke (Cathedral) 
OSLO - U                      : NORWAY       2004 C
   Uranienborg kirke (church) 
HAUGESUND                     : NORWAY       2013 E  trad
   Vår Frelsers kirke 
Complete list of Olsen Nauen foundry output.

Paccard, Annecy, France

CORDOBA                       : SPAIN        1900 F
   Iglesia de San Pablo
GENEVA - STP/2                : SWITZERLAND  1931 F  trad#
   Central spire (fléche)
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
   described as Paccard/Rüetschi
GENEVA - STP/2                : SWITZERLAND  2011 E  trad
   Central spire (fléche)
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
Complete list of Paccard foundry output.

Perner, Passau, Germany

PULLY                         : SWITZERLAND  2011 I
   Le Carillon de Chantemerle
   Eglise de la Rosiaz
Complete list of Perner foundry output.

Rincker, Sinn, Germany

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Rincker foundry output.

Rüetschi, Aarau, Switzerland

BILBAO                        : SPAIN        ???? C
   Basilica de la Madre de Dios de Begoña

GENEVA - STP/2                : SWITZERLAND  1931 F  trad#
   Central spire (fléche)
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
   described as Paccard/Rüetschi
LENS                          : SWITZERLAND  1967 F
   Eglise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens 
ZOFINGEN                      : SWITZERLAND  1985 F  trad*
   Stiftsturm
GENEVA - STP/2                : SWITZERLAND  1986 I  trad#
   Central spire (fléche)
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
ZOFINGEN                      : SWITZERLAND  1989 I  trad*
   Stiftsturm
GENEVA - STP/2                : SWITZERLAND  1991 I  trad#
   Central spire (fléche)
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
LENS                          : SWITZERLAND  1995 E
   Eglise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens 
ZOFINGEN                      : SWITZERLAND  199? I
   Stiftsturm
CAROUGE                       : SWITZERLAND  2001 C
   Eglise Sainte-Croix 
SAINT MAURICE                 : SWITZERLAND  2004 C
   Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune 
ZOFINGEN                      : SWITZERLAND  2005 E
   Stiftsturm
Complete list of Rüetschi foundry output.

Sergeys, Leuven, Belgium

GDANSK - K                    : POLAND       1910 C  (trad)
   Sw.Katarzyna (St.Catharine's Church)
SANDEFJORD                    : NORWAY       1931 C
   Kirke 
Complete list of Sergeys foundry output.

Taylor, Loughborough, England

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Taylor foundry output.

Vanbergen, Heiligerlee, Netherlands

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Vanbergen foundry output.

Whitechapel, London, England

Older bells carry the name Mears & Stainbank
 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Whitechapel foundry output.

Warner, England

 [none posted yet]
Complete list of Warner foundry output.

Bergholtz, Sigtuna, Sweden

NORRKÖPING                    : SWEDEN       19?? F
   Rådhuset
SIGTUNA (Mobile)              : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Traveling Carillon
   Bergholtz Klockgjuteri
VAXJO                         : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Domkyrka (Cathedral)
VISBY                         : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Sancta Maria Domkyrka (Cathedral)

DRAMMEN - BK                  : NORWAY       1961 C
   Bragernes kirke (church) 
GOTEBORG                      : SWEDEN       1961 C
   Krystine Kyrka (St.Kristine Tower,
     or Christinenkirche)
STOCKHOLM - STC               : SWEDEN       1965 C 
   S:ta Clara kyrka
LANDSKRONA                    : SWEDEN       1967 C
   Sofia Albertina kyrka
STOCKHOLM - HE                : SWEDEN       1968 C
   Hedvig Eleonora kyrka
Complete list of Bergholtz foundry output.

de Haze

ARANJUEZ                      : SPAIN        1676 F
   Monasterio San Lorenzo de El Escorial
   (El Escorial Monastery)
Complete list of de Haze foundry output.

Miscellaneous founders, not listed above

One instance each; in order by year (unknown first, in order by city).
STOCKHOLM - STG               : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Sct.Gertruds kyrka
   cast by Ohlsson, Hammenhõg, Sweden

PRAHA - L                     : CZECH REP.   1690 C
   Loreto Cloister Museum Tower
   cast by C.Fremy
MAFRA - N                     : PORTUGAL     1730 C  trad/great
   Lower belfry, north tower
   Palace
   cast by Nicolas Levache, Antwerp or Liege
MAFRA - S                     : PORTUGAL     1730 F  trad/great
   Lower belfry, south tower
   Palace
   cast by Willem Witlockx, Antwerp
GDANSK - K                    : POLAND       1738 C (trad)
   Sw.Katarzyna (St.Catharine's Church)
   made by J.N.Derck, Hoorn, Netherlands
CZESTOCHOWA                   : POLAND       1909 C
   Our Lady Tower 
   Jasna Góra (Bright Hill) Monastery 
   made by Gonthier, Belgium
Complete list of miscellaneous foundry output.


Return to Indexes to carillons and chimes in Europe.


This index page was built from the database on 14-Apr-06 and last revised on 18-Apr-16.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net