West Tower Cathedral Basilica of St.John the Baptist Military Road & Bonevanture Avenue Saint Johns, Newfoundland, Canada LL: N 47.56730, W 52.71021
St.John's Cathedral Office 200 Military Road St.Johns, NL A1C 2E8 T: (709)754-2170 F: (709)754-5608 NOTE: Postal abbreviation for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (merged in December 2001) is NL as of October 2002.
Largest 3 bells cast by James Murphy of Dublin in 1854 and 1857; smallest five cast by Matthew O'Byrne of Dublin, at the Fountain Head Bell Foundry. The East Tower contains an 1850 bell by Murphy, weighing nearly two tons; it was the largest bell cast in Ireland up to that time. New fittings and electro-mechanical system supplied in 1954-55, when extensive repairs were done on the belfries. Bells removed in 1988 during tower restoration; not reinstalled until May 2009, with electric strikers.
Electric-automatic chime of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are no added semitones Installation was completed in 1906 with bells made by multiple makers Year of latest technical information source is 2002
The Website of the Basilica itself has a good photo of the building, and mentions the bells, but hides its location on an obscure page.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/NF.
This page was built from the database on 5-Jun-09 based on textual data last updated on 2009/05/23 and on technical data last updated on 2004/01/18
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