CHARLESTON - G : USA - SC

*Location:

   Columbarium tower
   Grace Episcopal Church
   Wentworth Street, west of Glebe Street
   Charleston, South Carolina, USA
   LL: N 32.78180, W 79.93647
*Former location (back 8, 1883-1997):
   St.Mary Magdalene Church
   Enfield, Middlesex, England
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   St.Dunstan's Guild
   David Porter, Tower Captain
   12 George Street, No.B-1
   Charleston, SC  29401-1522
   H: (843)722-3031   W:(843)202-2628
   F: (843)740-1290
   E: porterwillson@comcast.net

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   Grace Church
   98 Wentworth Street
   Charleston, SC  29401-1424
   T: (843)723-4575
   E: sbennett@gracechurchcharleston.org

*Schedule:

   Practice Tues 6-8pm; service Sun 1215,
   after worship (1115 in summer).

*Remarks:

   Warner bells tuned by Whitechapel for
   this site, 1997.  Original frame
   modified for trebles added in 1999;
   2nd & 4th on top level.  Glass wall on
   front of belfry allows night viewing
   from outside when illuminated from
   within.
   Also a Paccard bell (F, c.1800 lb)
   hung dead on front of church tower.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 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 instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with  2 bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1997, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
        by Warner (cast in 1883 for location given above)
   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 church Website has a short page about the bells (under Music), with a brief description and two photos.  A larger photo of the tower front and its etched glass windows is on a page about the Columbarium and Bell Tower (under About Us / Buildings and Grounds).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner 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 SC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/03/12


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