BOSTON - CC : USA - MA

*Location:

   Christ Church ("Old North"; Episcopal)
   Salem Street at Hull Street
   Boston, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.36643, W 71.05453
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Mish Madsen, Tower Captain
   Random Hall #344
   290 Massachusetts Avenue
   Cambridge, MA  02139
   E: mish@mit.edu
   - or -
   Dianne S.P. Cermak, Area Representative
   34 Glendoon Road
   Needham, MA  02492-2311
   T: (781)455-6334
   E: dspc@comcast.net

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   193 Salem Street
   Boston, MA  02113-1123
   T: (617)523-6676
   E: congregation/@/oldnorth/./com

*Schedule:

   Practice 2d & 4th Sunday 1400-1600,
   1st & 3rd & 5th Saturday 1100-1300.

*Remarks:

   Bells by Abel Rudhall; the oldest
   complete ring outside British Isles.
   Chimed only for many years;
   rehung for ringing in 1894;
   rehung in new wood frame in 1983.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1744
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The church Website begins with a series of alternating photos, several showing the tower.  There is a page about the bells, with detailed information.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Jun-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/31
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/06/23


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