Tower-bell instruments in the British Isles:
index by country and city

Tower bell instruments, including traditional carillons, non-traditional carillons, chimes, etc., may be found in the British Isles in the indicated countries and counties:

Countries: England (UK), Ireland (Eire), Northern Ireland (UK), Scotland (UK), Shetland Isles (UK), Wales (UK)

Click on any underlined country name above to go directly to that section of this index. Within a country, sites are listed alphabetically by city and site-name.

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, then use the "find in page" feature of your Web browser to locate a distinctive word (or partial word) in that name.


  1. For an explanation of the instrument-type tag at the end of each site link line, see the Instrument Type Abbreviations.

  2. If you do not find here a city (or instrument) which you think should be listed, then check the page of sites that are no more for this region.  If it's not there, then please send a message to telling everything you know about it.
  3. Many known chimes remain to be posted here.

  4. Rings (tower bells hung for change-ringing) are generally not listed in this region (though they are in other regions of the world) because there are too many of them (over 2100 with 8 or more bells).  To find information about them (and about the relatively few which are elsewhere), see the online Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
    A few exceptions have been made for rings of 8 or more bells which can also be regarded as chimes:


ALFRETON                      : ENGLAND -DB  chime
   Watchorn Memorial Methodist Church 
ALSTON                        : ENGLAND -CU  chime
   St.Augustine Parish Church 
ALVERTHORPE                   : ENGLAND -YW  chime
   Victory Carillon
   St.Paul Church
Ampleforth                    : England      great
   Ampleforth College and Abbey
ASHORNE HILL                  : ENGLAND -WA  chime
   The Nickelodeon Collection 
   (Musical museum) 
BECONTREE                     : ENGLAND -ES  chime
   St.Alban Parish Church 
Beverley                      : England      great
   Minster Church of St.John the Evangelist
Birmingham                    : England      great
   The Chamberlain Clock Tower
   Birmingham University
BIRTLES HALL                  : ENGLAND -CH  chime
   St.Catherine Parish Church 
BLACKBURN                     : ENGLAND -LA  chime
   St.Jude Parish Church
BOSTON - 2                    : ENGLAND -LI  chime
   Boston Parish Church (Boston Stump) 
BOURNVILLE                    : ENGLAND -WO  trad
   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)
   School Tower 
BRADFORD                      : ENGLAND -YW  chime/great
   Town Hall 
Buckfastleigh                 : England      great
   Buckfast Abbey
CARLTON                       : ENGLAND -NT  chime
   St.John the Baptist Church 
CHERTSEY                      : ENGLAND -SR  chime/ring
   St.Peter's Church
COVENTRY                      : ENGLAND -WA  chime/ring
   Cathedral Church of St.Michael
DALSTON - SMK                 : ENGLAND -E   chime/ring
   Saint Mark's Parish Church 
DALSTON - SMY                 : ENGLAND -E   chime
   Saint Mary's Catholic Church
DEPTFORD                      : ENGLAND -SE  chime
   St.Luke's Parish Church
EATON HALL                    : ENGLAND -CH  non-trad
   (Seat of the Duke of Westminster)
   Chapel Tower
Exeter                        : England      great
   Cathedral Church of St.Peter (Anglican)
FOULRIDGE                     : ENGLAND -LA  chime
   St.Michael & All Angels Parish Church 
FRIMLEY                       : ENGLAND -SR  chime
   St.Peter Parish Church 
GLANDFORD                     : ENGLAND -NF  chime
   St.Martin Parish Church
GLOUCESTER                    : ENGLAND -GL  chime
   Eastgate Shopping Centre 
GODALMING                     : ENGLAND -SR  trad
   War Memorial Carillon  (WW I)
   Founders' Chapel
   Charterhouse School
GOLDERS GREEN                 : ENGLAND -NW  chime
   St.Alban Martyr and St.Michael Church 
GREAT WARLEY                  : ENGLAND -ES  chime
   Essex Regimental Chapel
HIGH BEACH                    : ENGLAND -ES  chime
   Church of the Holy Innocents
HOOTON PAGNELL                : ENGLAND -YW  chime
   All Saints Parish Church 
HOUNSLOW                      : ENGLAND -MD  chime
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
HULL                          : ENGLAND -YE
KENDAL                        : ENGLAND -CU  chime
   Town Hall
KENILWORTH                    : ENGLAND -WA  chime
   St.John the Evangelist Parish Church
KENNERLEIGH                   : ENGLAND -DE  chime
   St.John the Baptist Anglican Church 
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - G        : ENGLAND -YE  non-trad
   Holy Trinity Church
   (Most Holy & Undivided Trinity)
LEE                           : ENGLAND -SE  chime
   St.Margaret Parish Church
Leeds                         : England      great
   Town Hall
LEIGH-ON-SEA                  : ENGLAND -ES  chime
   Our Lady of Lourdes & St.Joseph (RC) 
LEXDEN                        : ENGLAND -ES  chime
   St.Leonard's Parish Church 
LIMEHOUSE                     : ENGLAND -E   chime
   Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church 
Lincoln                       : England      great
   Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
LITTLE WALSINGHAM             : ENGLAND -NF  chime
   Shrine Church of Our Lady of Walsingham
   (The Pilgrim's Hospice) 
Liverpool                     : England      great #1
Liverpool                     : England      great #2
   Cathedral Church of Christ
Liverpool                     : England      great
   Liverpool Cathedral (RC)
LONDON - A                    : ENGLAND -W   trad
   The Atkinson Carillon
   above Salvatore Ferragamo
   (was J.Fox & Co.;
     originally Atkinson's Stores)
LONDON - AH                   : ENGLAND -EC  chime
   McConnell Chime
   All Hallows Church
LONDON - E                    : ENGLAND -W   chime
   Southwest entrance 
   Arcadia Shopping Centre 
LONDON - FM                   : ENGLAND -W   chime
   Fortnum & Mason 
LONDON - HW                   : ENGLAND -EC  chime
   133, Houndsditch 
   (was Hounsditch Warehouse Company) 
LONDON - MC                   : ENGLAND -E   chime
   World War I memorial
   East tower
   Memorial Community Church
   (was Memorial Baptist Church)
LONDON - RE                   : ENGLAND -EC  chime
   The Royal Exchange 
LONDON - SNTO                 : ENGLAND -W   non-trad
   Swiss Centre
LONDON - WBF                  : ENGLAND -E   chime
   Whitechapel Bell Foundry
London                        : England      great
   "Great Tom", hour bell
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
London                        : England      great
   "Great Paul"
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
London                        : England      great
   Olympic Stadium
London                        : England      great
   (Italian) Church of St.Peter (RC)
LOUGHBOROUGH - TF/2           : ENGLAND -LE  trad
   Carillon tower
   Taylor Bell Foundry
LOUGHBOROUGH - WM             : ENGLAND -LE  trad
   War Memorial
MANCHESTER - HN               : ENGLAND -LA  chime
   Church of the Holy Name (RC)
MANCHESTER - TH               : ENGLAND -LA  non-trad
   Town Hall
Manchester                    : England      great
   Town Hall 
MELLOR                        : ENGLAND -LA  chime
   St.Mary Parish Church 
   SS.James & Basil Parish Church 
   Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon
   Civic Centre 
Newcastle upon Tyne           : England      great
   Cathedral Church of St.Nicholas
Nottingham                    : England      great
   Nottingham Exchange
OULTON                        : ENGLAND -ST  chime
   St.Mary's Abbey (RC) 
Oxford                        : England      great
   Christ Church (College)
   Oxford University
PARKGATE                      : ENGLAND -CH
   Mostyn House School 
  *See:  GODALMING            : ENGLAND -SR
POOLE                         : ENGLAND -DO  chime
   The Transfiguration Parish Church 
POULTON                       : ENGLAND -CH  non-trad
   The Brewhouse Clock Turret
   Poulton Hall
ROEHAMPTON                    : ENGLAND -SW  chime
   St.Joseph RC Church
SAINT HELENS                  : ENGLAND -LA  trad
   St.Mary's, Lowe House, RC Church 
SALTLEY                       : ENGLAND -WA  trad
   Our Lady's Carillon
   Our Lady of the Rosary and 
     St.Thérèse of Lisieux RC Church
SELBY                         : ENGLAND -YW  chime
   St.James the Apostle Parish Church 
SPALDING                      : ENGLAND -LI  non-trad
   South Holland Centre (Civic Centre) 
Stratton-on-the-Fosse         : England      great
   Basilica of St.Gregory the Great (RC)
   Downside Abbey
TOWCESTER - 1                 : ENGLAND -NH  chime
   St.Lawrence Parish Church
TOWCESTER - 2                 : ENGLAND -NH  ring
   St.Lawrence Parish Church
Westminster                   : England      great
   "Big Ben" (replacement)
   Clock Tower
   Houses of Parliament
WHITWICK                      : ENGLAND -LE  chime
   Holy Cross Catholic Church 
Wigton                        : England      great
   Highmoor Bell Tower
WYKE                          : ENGLAND -YW  chime
   St.Mary the Virgin Parish Church 
WYTHAM                        : ENGLAND -BR  chime
   All Saints Parish Church 
YORK                          : ENGLAND -YO  trad
   (Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of S.Peter)
York                          : England      great
   York Minster

Ireland (Republic of)

Country locator map (dynamic)
CARRICKMACROSS                : IRELAND -MN  chime
   St.Joseph Catholic Church
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
LIMERICK                      : IRELAND      chime
   St.John's RC Cathedral

Northern Ireland

ARMAGH                        : N IRELAND-R  trad
   St.Patrick's Cathedral (R.C.) 
NEWRY                         : N IRELAND-D  chime
   Cathedral of S.Patrick & St.Colman (CI)
PORTADOWN                     : N IRELAND-R  chime
   St.Mark's Church (C.I.) 


ABERDEEN - STM                : SCOTLAND-AB  chime/ring
   Cathedral Church of St.Mary 
     of the Assumption (RC) 
ABERDEEN - STN                : SCOTLAND-AB  trad
   Municipal Carillon
   St.Nicholas' Church 
BRIDGE OF WEIR                : SCOTLAND-RE  chime
   Mount Zion Church
   Quarriers Homes
   (was Orphan Homes of Scotland)
CLYDEBANK                     : SCOTLAND-SC  chime
   Town Hall 
DUMBARTON                     : SCOTLAND-DB  trad
   St.Patrick's Church (RC) 
DUNDEE                        : SCOTLAND-AN  chime
   St.Andrews Church 
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  non-trad
   Dunfermline Abbey 
FALKIRK                       : SCOTLAND-ST  chime
   "Auld Kirk" Presbyterian Church 
GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  chime
   Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple
GREENOCK                      : SCOTLAND-RE  chime
   St.George North Church (of Scotland)
KILMARNOCK                    : SCOTLAND-AY  trad
   St.Andrew's & St.Marnock's Parish Church 
     (Church of Scotland) 
KIRKCALDY                     : SCOTLAND-FI  chime
   St.Brycedale Kirk
   St.Bryce Parish
LARBERT                       : SCOTLAND-ST  chime
   Old Church 
PAISLEY                       : SCOTLAND-RE  chime
   Town Hall
PEEBLES                       : SCOTLAND-PB  chime
   Old Parish Church
PERTH                         : SCOTLAND-PR  trad
   St.John's Kirk
   (St.John the Baptist Church) 
SAINT ANDREWS                 : SCOTLAND-FI  trad
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
STIRLING                      : SCOTLAND-ST  chime
   Tolbooth (or) Broad Street Steeple

Shetland Isles

LERWICK                       : SHETLAND IS  chime
   Town Hall 


LLANDAFF                      : WALES - GL   chime
   Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul 
     with Teilo, Dyfrig and Euddogwy
NEWPORT                       : WALES - GT   chime
   St.Mary, Stow Hill, RC Church 
PRESTEIGNE                    : WALES - RD   chime/ring
   St.Andrew Parish Church 

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