CHERTSEY : ENGLAND -SR

*Location:

   St.Peter's Church
   Windsor Street at Church Walk
   Chertsey, Surrey, England
   OS Ref. TQ 042 670
   LL: N 51.39243, W 0.50389
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*Contact:

   St.Peter's Shared Church
   Windsor Street
   Chertsey, Surrey  KT16 8AT
   T: 01932 570155
   E: office@stpeterschertsey.org.uk
   - or -
   E: bells@stpeterschertsey.org.uk

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters from
   1892 clock by Smiths Midland Steam
   Clock Works, Derby; tunes from 1893
   drum by J.W.Benson of London, at 0800,
   1300, 1700, 2200.
   Curfew rung by hand at 2000 Mon-Fri,
   from Michaelmas to Lady Day.
   Ringing practice 2000 Wednesdays.

*Remarks:

   Bells by a variety of founders,
   c.1380-1859 (see Website).
   Drum winding was electrified about
   1964, but all original equipment
   survives, so electrification could in
   theory be reversed.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    C C   
   There are no added semitones
   Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in 1893
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

The bellringers Website has photos and descriptions of the bells, clock and chiming drum.

The bells being by a variety of founders, they are not indexed by foundry.

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 29-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/28


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