PHILADELPHIA - STP : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Peter's Episcopal Church 
   3rd and Pine Streets 
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.94317, W 75.14787
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

  (unknown)

*Contact:

   Music Office 
   St.Peter's Church 
   313 Pine Street 
   Philadelphia, PA  19106-4212 
   T: (215)925-5968 (parish office) 
   or (215)922-6260 (music office) 
   F: (215)925-4331 
   E: randall@stpetersphila.org

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1842 by Thomas Mears; one
   recast by same foundry about 1870.
   Change ringing ceased about 1848;
   Ellacombe system renovated 1961, 
   replacing a similar system from 1916
   or earlier.

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F F   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1843
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990

*Links:

The church Website has a small photo of the tower in the upper border of most pages.  The History page mentions that the tower was built to house the bells; thus it is newer than the body of the church, which dates from 1761.

The Philly Ringers have an illustrated page about these historic bells.

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 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.
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Aug-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/08/26
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/31


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net