St.Michael's Episcopal Church Broad and Meeting Streets Charleston, South Carolina, USA LL: N 32.77632, W 79.93071
C.J.Cantwell, Tower Captain 4 St.Michael's Alley Charleston, SC 29401-2532 H: (843)577-2333 W: (843)723-1706 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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St.Michael's Church 14 St.Michael's Alley Charleston, SC 29401-2596 T: (843)723-0603 F: (843)723-7578 E: email@example.com
Practice Thursdays 1731-1931; service Sun 0950-1020 (except no Sunday ringing in Lent).
Cast in 1764 by Lester & Pack (Whitechapel). Taken by the British in 1782, returned in 1783 after Mears & Chapman (Whitechapel) recast 2 which had been cracked in transit; 2 recast in 1828 (or 1830) by Eubank and Cordes after breaking; all recast in 1866 after war damage; tenor recast in 1879 or 80 after cracking in use as a fire alarm. Unringable for over a century except by chiming apparatus (the first chimestand in North America, made locally in 1805); original clock by Ainsworth Thwaites of London restored and bells retuned, rehung and restored for ringing 1992-3; rededicated & first peal rung on 4 July 1993. Clock strikes quarters with pattern Do-La-Ti-Sol, repeated incrementally at each quarter (double ting-tang); supposedly this was modelled on the long-vanished second clock chime of the Royal Exchange, London, England.
Ring of 8 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 bells were re-tuned in 1993 by Whitechapel Prior history: In 1866, all bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Whitechapel (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1764, a complete instrument was installed with bells made by Whitechapel (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1993
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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 second 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).
Why this ring was a milestone in North American chime history (1837).
Index to all tower bell instruments in SC.
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