SEWANEE - 2 : USA - TN

   Bentley Bells

*Location:

   Breslin Tower
   Convocation Hall
   The University of the South
   University Avenue at Georgia Avenue
   Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.20500, W 85.92045
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Gail Watson, Tower Captain
   The Sewanee Ringers
   E: gwatson@sewanee.edu

*Contact:

   The University of the South
   735 University Avenue
   Sewanee, TN  37383-1000
   T: (931)598-1000   [main switchboard]
      1-800-367-1179   [Univ. Relations]
   E: communications@sewanee.edu

*Schedule:

   Practice Thu 1700 (email to confirm);
   Sunday 1030-45 & special occasions.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters

*Remarks:

   Bells cast July 2003, installed 2004
   and dedicated April 25 as a memorial
   to Mildred & George Bentley.
   Also in this tower are 4 clock bells
   by Meneely (Troy), 1899,
   and Seth Thomas tower clock, 1900.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2004
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 16 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   21 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  21 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
*Links:

On the university Website, previous news articles and other information about these bells have disappeared.
On the campus map, both bell towers are near the center.

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 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 TN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Nov-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/03/21
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