BRADFORD : ENGLAND -YW

*Location:

   City Hall (was Town Hall until 1965)
   Centenary Square
   Bridge Street near Market Street
   Bradford, Yorkshire/West Riding,
     England
   OS Ref. SE 163 329
   LL: N 53.79279, W 1.75309
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Automatic play of tunes at lunchtime
   and teatime daily

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Original electro-pneumatic action is
   now controlled by computer.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1873
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: L     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
*Links:

The city Website has a history of the building, with a small photo that includes the tower.

Another history of City Hall has a photo which does not include the tower.

1888 photo of Town Hall
1891 photo of Town Hall
1897 photo of Town Hall
1903 photo of Town Hall

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

Ranking among all British Isles chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/02/12
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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