The Bells of Old York
Lower belfry St.James Cathedral King Street East at Church Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada LL: N 43.65032, W 79.37394
The St.James Cathedral Guild of Change Ringers Judith Hunt, Secretary 33 Albemarle Avenue Toronto, ON M4K 1H6 T: (416)466-7192 E: email@example.com - or - Robin Clarke, Tower Captain E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Mark Androlia, Ringing Master E: email@example.com
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.
St.James Cathedral 65 Church Street Toronto, ON M5C 2E9 T: (416)364-7865 F: (416)364-0295 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Monday 1900-2100; service Sunday 1000-1100
Older bells came from St.James Church, Jamaica Road, Bermondsey (SE London), England, for which they were cast by Thomas Mears II (Whitechapel) in 1828. The first ring of 12 in North America.
Ring of 12 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are no added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1996 with 4 bells made by Whitechapel Prior history: In 1828, the instrument was begun with 10 bells by Whitechapel (at location in Remarks above) (8 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Waymarking page, with 11 photos in gallery
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Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 ON, including the "older" 10-bell chime (STJA/1) in the upper belfry of the same tower.
This page was built from the database on 25-Apr-09 based on textual data last updated on 2009/04/25 and on technical data last updated on 2001/04/27
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