GROTON : USA - MA

*Location:

   St.John's Chapel
   Groton School
   Farmers Row (Route 111)
     at Groton School Road
   Groton, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.59281, W 71.58326
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*Contact:

   Christopher Row
   Groton School
   PO Box 911
   Groton, MA  01450-0911
   T: (978)448-3363 [central switchboard]
   E: crow@groton.org

*Schedule:

   Rarely rung

*Remarks:

   Year of recasting is variously reported
   as 1961 or 1962.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 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 instrument was enlarged in 1961
     with 10 bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1901, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Whitechapel 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The school's Website has a page about the Chapel with a small aerial photo.  The Headmaster's page has a 4-panel aerial panorama of the campus, showing clearly the location of the Chapel.  There is no mention of the bells, although the Chapel and organ will undergo renovation after the capital campaign which is underway.  Two excellent locator maps can be found under "directions".

A town guide includes a photo of the chapel.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, 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  3-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/04/27


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