PORT OF SPAIN - HT : TRINIDAD

*Location:

   Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
     (Anglican)
   Hart Street at Woodford Square
   Port of Spain, Trinidad
   LL: N 10.6517, W 61.5104
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Holy Trinity Cathedral
   30A Abercromby Street
   Port of Spain
   Trinidad & Tobago
   T: (868)623-7271

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Mears or Mears & Stainbank,
   variously dated: 1819 (1), 1871 (1),
   1880 (5), unknown (1).  Was 6 bells in
   1823; tower damaged in 1825 quake;
   3 replaced & 2 trebles added in 1880.
   Bass note estimated from tenor 16 cwt.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   from tower clock installed 1930.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1880
     with bells made by Whitechapel in various years
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4H   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
*Links:

The church Website opens with a picture of the building and tower.  The History page repeats the picture, but says nothing about the bells.  Unfortunately, the planned Contact Us page was never provided, and the Events page is more than three years out of date.
There used to be another Website about the Cathedral; it had a Virtual Tour which included a photo of the bell tower, accompanied by mention of the clock and bells.

A tour article (text only) mention the bells and clock.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TT.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  2-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/10/25
*Photos:

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