BIRTLES HALL : ENGLAND -CH

*Location:

   St.Catherine Parish Church
   Birtles Lane
   Birtles, Cheshire, England
   SJ 862 748
   LL: N 53.26997, W 2.20756
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]
City locator maps and gazetteer page for nearby Nether Alderley (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Contact:

   St.Catherine Church
   Birtles Lane
   Birtles, Cheshire  SK10 4RX
   T: 01625 426730
   - or -
   St.Mary's Rectory
   Congleton Road
   Nether Alderley
   Macclesfield  SK10 4TW
   T: 01625 583134
   E: info /@/ stmarysalderly DOTcom

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hemispheric bells.  Formerly the
   private chapel of nearby Birtles Hall,
   this became a parish church in 1890.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1895
     with bells made by Warner      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

*Links:

A Wikipedia article on the history of the church has a photo of the building, and mentions the gift of the bells.

The ACNY page about the church has a better photo of the tower, with a larger version available from the Picture Gallery.

Photo of the building

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner 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 22-Jun-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/06/05


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