BORN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Kasteel Born (Born Castle)
   Kasteelhof
   Born, Limburg, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.0311, E 5.8105
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Kasteelpark Born
   Kasteelpark 38
   6121 XK  Born
   T: 046-4851950
   E: info@kasteelparkborn.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hemispheric bells, possibly in storage.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1684
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the castle does not mention the bells, though one photo might possibly depict their location.

The animal park which surrounds the ruined castle has a Website, which does not mention the bells.

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

Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Limburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/18
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)


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