LONDON - STPA : CANADA - ON

   The Meredith Memorial Bells

*Location:

   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
   Richmond Street at Queens Avenue
   London, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 42.98574, W 81.24994
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
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*Player:

   John H. Allen
   34 Linwood Street
   London, ON  N5Y 1W2
   H: (519)451-4527
   E: maisiea/@/rogers DOTcom

*Contact:

   St.Paul's Cathedral
   472 Richmond Street
   London, ON  N6A 3E6
   T: (519)434-3225   F: (519)434-8621
   E: st.pauls@stpaulscathedral.on.ca

*Schedule:

   Before and after Sunday services, and
   for special weekday services.

*Remarks:

   A ring of 6, installed 1846 (or 1851),
   was replaced by the chime of 1901,
   which had added semitone of flat 7th.
   The recast chime has added semitones
   of sharp 4th and flat 7th.
   Cambridge quarters by G&J tower clock.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1935
     by Gillett & Johnston
   Prior history:
     In 1901, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (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 cathedral Website includes a photograph of the building.  Formerly there was also a page about the history of the bells.

A chimer's page has a photo of this chimestand.

From the city E-services & Maps page, call up an interactive city map to find this or any other address.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1901).

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 13-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/04


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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