BOURNVILLE : ENGLAND -WO

   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)

*Location:

   School Tower
   Linden Road (A4040) at Sycamore Road
     (on the village green)
   Bournville,
     South Birmingham,
       West Midlands (Worcestershire),
         England
   OS Ref. SP 044 812
   LL: N 52.42946, W 1.93649
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City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Carillonist:

   Trevor Workman, Carillonneur,
     Bournville Village Trust
   45 Elizabeth Road
   Moseley
   Birmingham  B13 8QH
   T: 21/449 3455
   E: recitalbel@blueyonder.co.uk
*Past carillonneur:
   19??-2012 Raymond Aldington (1939-2012)

*Contact:

   Bournville Village Trust
   Bournville Estate Office
   Oak Tree Lane
   Bournville, Birmingham  B30 1UB
   T: 0121/472 3831   F: 0121/414 1348
   E: enquiries@bvt.org.uk

*Schedule:

   Saturdays 1200 and 1500;
   Christmas Eve carol sing 6pm.
   Guildford Quarters strike on 8 bells
   (including the hour).
   Visitor Centre open Wed-Sat 1130-1630.

*Remarks:

   Original 2-octave compass omitted
   F#,G#,C#.
   New clappers, transmission & keyboard
   by Taylor, 1988.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 1988
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1934, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
       (44 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1925, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Taylor      
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1906, the instrument was begun with 22 bells
       by Taylor      
       (1 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The carillon's own Website has several pages of history, sound samples, photographs, etc.

British Carillon Society page (no photo)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in this region.

Index to all tower bell instruments in UK-E.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/22
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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