Catholic Church
   (unknown place), Trinidad
   LL: N 10.6, W 61.5
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   Bass note estimated from tenor 13 cwt.
   This installation appeared in catalogs
   of the Whitechapel bellfoundry for
   more than 30 years, without specific
   identification as to place.  Efforts to
   locate these bells have not yet

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1830
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1919

If these bells were installed in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain (which was at that time the only Catholic church in the capitol city, and which had been heavily damaged by the earthquake of 1825), then the following links are relevant: However, only four bells remain in that cathedral now, and at least one is not English-made.

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 Trinidad & Tobago.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jan-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/01/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/01/01

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