PORTSMOUTH : USA - NH

*Location:

   Christ Episcopal Church
   Lafayette Road (US-1) at Mirona Road
   Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
   LL: N 43.04838, W 70.77088
*Former location (1883-1963):
   Madison and Lovell Streets
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Christ Episcopal Church
   1035 Lafayette Road
   Portsmouth, NH  03801-5468
   T: (603)436-8842
   E: info@christepiscopalchurch.us

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original building burned in 1963;
   bells presumably survived, relocated.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1883
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1888

*Links:

On the church Website, every page has a photo of spire in the left margin; but there is no history given.

Historic photo showing original building and bell tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 NH.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/11/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/11/13


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