BURLINGTON : USA - NJ

*Location:

   Central tower
   St.Mary's Episcopal Church
   West Broad and Wood Streets
   Burlington, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 40.07719, W 74.86178
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*Player:

   Ned Taggart, Master of the Chimes
   - and -
   Bill Baird
   - and -
   David Gilbert

*Contact:

   Robert T. Mead, NAG Area Representative
   126 West Broad Street
   Burlington, NJ  08016-1410
   H: (609)386-0407   W: (609)387-3637
   E: RTMead@prodigy.net
   - or -
   St.Mary's Church
   145 West Broad Street
   Burlington, NJ  08016-1341
   T: (609)386-0902   F: (609)386-8663
   E: parishoffice@stmarysburlington.org

*Schedule:

   Ringing is limited; bells are usually
   played from Ellacombe stand.

*Remarks:

   Unringable for over a century except
   via Ellacombe chimestand above the
   bells; restoration began summer 1991;
   all 8 rung together (for the first
   time in over a century) on 20 June 94.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1865
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The church Website has a sketch of the cupola of the old church and the central tower of the "new" church.  A photograph of the church is on the "Churchyard" page.

Waymarking page, with 2 photos

Where 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 NJ.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 17-Aug-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/08/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/09/08


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