BOSTON - 2 : ENGLAND -LI

*Location:

   Boston Parish Church (Boston Stump)
   Boston, Lincolnshire, England
   OS Ref. TF 327 442
   LL: N 52.97856, W 0.02588
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Botolph's Church Office
   The Parish Office
   1 Wormgate
   Boston  PE21 6NP
   T: 01205/362864
   E: parish.office@virgin.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   First 4 bells (for Cambridge quarters)
   cast in 1932 by Taylor, replacing 4
   cast in 1897 from the metal of the
   former automatic carillon.
   New bells cast 1949; added semitones
   are sharp 4th thru sharp octave.
   Hung above a ring of 10 bells.
   Keyboard originally in ringing room,
   later in church library; in vestry
   since 1988 restoration.  Also an 
   anonymous 17th c. sanctus bell.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#D#  /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Taylor
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000

*Links:

The parish Website has a photo of the tower.  See the section on St.Botolphs for a large overhead view of building and tower.  There is a Bells page, which gives the history of both sets of bells.  Also see the Photos page.

About the former automatic carillon here

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 14-Oct-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/09/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/09/26


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