Rings in North America:
index by pitch (weight)

The table below is an index to the 56 existing North American rings, in order by the pitch and weight of the tenor (heaviest bell) of the ring. The key to the column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.

NOTE:  Pitch and weight do not yield identical sort orders because of differences in scale scale (relative thickness) to which the bells were cast.  In this list, pitch takes precedence over weight.

NOTE:  This index does not list "unringable" towers, i.e., those where the bells were originally (or reportedly) hung for change-ringing but are no longer usable as such.  Those installations may be found in the combined index to all North American sites.  This index does include towers at which ringing is currently disallowed for various reasons.


  Location (City & Country)                 Note  Weight  Nbr
  -------------------------                 ----  ------  ---
  
VICTORIA - CCC                : CANADA - BC  C#   29-1-19  10
   Christ Church Cathedral 
WASHINGTON - NC/2             : USA - DC     D    32-0-4   10
   National Cathedral 
WASHINGTON - PO               : USA - DC     D    26-1-13  10
   Old Post Office Tower 
   Nancy Hanks Center 
KENT                          : USA - CT     D    24-3-18  10
   Kent School 
NEW YORK - TC/2               : USA - NY     D    23-3-17  12+1
   Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal)
TORONTO - STJA/2              : CANADA - ON  D    21-2-10  12
   St.James Cathedral
BURLINGTON                    : USA - NJ     D#   22-0-4    8
   St.Mary's Episcopal Church
CHICAGO - MT                  : USA - IL     D#   21-3-7   10
   Mitchell Tower, University of Chicago 
ORLEANS                       : USA - MA     D#   21-2-23  10
   Church of The Transfiguration
   The Community of Jesus (Benedictine)
CHARLESTON - STMI             : USA - SC     D#   17-1-11   8
   St.Michael's Episcopal Church
CHARLESTON - G                : USA - SC     D#   16-2-27  10
   Grace Episcopal Church
WATERTOWN - PIB               : USA - MA     E    22-1-15   8
   Perkins Institute for the Blind
MISSION CITY                  : CANADA - BC  E    21-0-10  10
   Westminster Abbey (St.Joseph's)
HINGHAM                       : USA - MA     E    19-2-19  10 (of 11)
   Hingham Memorial Bell Tower
BOSTON - CA                   : USA - MA     E    19-1-7    8
   Church of the Advent
GROTON                        : USA - MA     F    18-0-20  10
   Groton School 
MIAMI - T                     : USA - FL     F    17-3-20   8
   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
PHILADELPHIA - STMKL          : USA - PA     F    17-3-18   8
   St.Mark's Episcopal Church 
VANCOUVER - HR                : CANADA - BC  F   ~17-1-x    8
   Holy Rosary Cathedral 
EXETER                        : CANADA - ON  F    15-2-13   6 (of 12)
   Trivitt Memorial Church
   [chime with 6 bells hung for change-ringing]
QUÉBEC - HT                   : CANADA - QU  F    14-0-23   8
   La Cathedrale Episcopale de la Sainte-Trinité 
BOSTON - CC                   : USA - MA     F    13-3-5    8
   Christ Church ("Old North") 
ATLANTA - STL                 : USA - GA     F    13-1-14  10
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church 
QUÉBEC - B                    : CANADA - QU  F#   15 cwt    8
   The St.Matthew's Bell Tower
   (was part of St.Matthew's Church)
BIRMINGHAM - STP              : USA - AL     F#   13-1-11   8
   Family Life Center
   Cathedral of St.Paul (RC)
HONOLULU - STA                : USA - HI     F#   12-0-26   8
   St.Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral 
CHARLESTON - LP               : USA - SC     G    14-1-0    8
   Cathedral Church of St.Luke & St.Paul (Episcopal) 
ROCHESTER - A                 : USA - NY     G    11-1-7   10
   Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
AUGUSTA - GS                  : USA - GA     G    11-0-25   8
   Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal)
SEWANEE - 2                   : USA - TN     G    11-0-23   8
   Bentley Bells
   Breslin Tower 
   Convocation Hall 
   The University of the South 
HOUSTON - STP/2               : USA - TX     G    11-0-3    8
   Lower belfry 
   St.Paul's United Methodist Church 
ALEXANDRIA                    : USA - VA     G    10-3-14   8
   Immanuel Chapel
   Virginia Theological Seminary
FREDERICK - C                 : USA - MD     G#    9-2-18   8
   Calvary United Methodist Church 
NASHOTAH                      : USA - WI     G#    9-2-0    8
   (in storage)
   Nashotah House Theological Seminary
SHREVEPORT - STM              : USA - LA     G#    9-1-14   8 (of 17)
   St.Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
PITTSBURGH - SPC              : USA - PA     G#    8-0-21   8
   Southminster Presbyterian Church 
HENDERSONVILLE                : USA - NC     A     9-0-24   8
   St.James' Episcopal Church
KALAMAZOO - KC                : USA - MI     A     9-0-16   8
   Kalamazoo College 
LITTLE ROCK - TEC             : USA - AR     A     9-0-1    8
   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
BREWSTER                      : USA - NY     A     8-2-22   8
   Melrose School
NORTHAMPTON - 2               : USA - MA     A     8-2-11   8
   Smith College
CALGARY - CH                  : CANADA - AB  A#    8-2-0    8
   Christ Church, Elbow Park 
HOUSTON - STT                 : USA - TX     B     7-0-7    8
   St.Thomas Episcopal Church 
ABILENE - CHR                 : USA - TX     B     6-1-5    6 (of 25) 
   Church of the Heavenly Rest (Episcopal)
   [non-traditional carillon with 6 bells
    hung for change-ringing]
HOUSTON - PM/2                : USA - TX     B     6-1-0    8
   Lower belfry 
   Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 
SEATTLE - UW/2                : USA - WA     B     6-0-6    8
   The Gordon Stuart Peek Foundation
     Memorial Bells
   Gerberding Hall
   University of Washington
MARIETTA - STJ                : USA - GA     C     5-1-5    8
   St.James' Episcopal Church
RALEIGH - C                   : USA - NC     C     4-1-9    8
   Christ Episcopal Church
Dallas - STJ                  : USA - TX     C     4-2-12   6
   St.James Episcopal Church 
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND             : USA - SC     C#    4-2-16   8
   Stella Maris RC Church
Princess Anne                 : USA - MD     C#    3-2-10   6
   St.Andrew's Episcopal Church 
PHILADELPHIA - STMTF/2        : USA - PA     D     4-2-8    8
   Church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields 
TEXARKANA                     : USA - AR     D     3-2-26   8
   First Presbyterian Church
New Castle                    : USA - DE     D     3-2-24   6
   Immanuel Episcopal Church
RIVERSIDE                     : USA - IL     D#    3-3-27   8
   St.Paul's Church (Episcopal)
Carmel - PG                   : USA - IN     ?     0-0-10, mini
   Graupner residence 

Key to column headings:

Note
pitch of the tenor (heaviest bell) of the ring

Weight
weight of the tenor in cwt-qr-lb (See page on Weights.)
Conflicting reports have been resolved via Dove's Guide.

Nbr
number of bells in the ring (& total with other bells)
+1 = added semitone

Notes:

The table is sorted first on the pitch of the tenor bell, then on the actual weight.  Apparent inconsistencies are most likely the result of differences in scale, i.e., the relationship between thickness and inside diameter.

You can see the count of instruments corresponding to each note on the summary page.


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