LOUGHBOROUGH - WM : ENGLAND -LE

*Location:

   War Memorial
   Queen's Park
   Frederick Street and Browns Lane
   Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
   OS Ref. SK 533 193
   LL: N 52.76938, W 1.21057
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.)
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*Carillonist:

   Peter K. Shepherd, Borough Carillonneur
   35 Pantain Road
   Loughborough, Leics.  LE11 3LZ
   T: 01509/266 487
   - and -
   Brian Saddington,
     Deputy Borough Carillonneur
   28 Atherstone Road
   Loughborough, Leics.  LE11 2SJ
   - and -
   Caroline Sharpe
   E: info@carolinesharpe.com
   - and -
   Lynne Morgan
*Past Carillonneurs:
   Dr. Peter Stratfold
   Peter Harrod
   Sydney Porter

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Summer (Good Friday thru Sept.)
   Thursdays 1300 & Sundays 1530;
   Bank Holiday Mondays 1530;
   carillon week in July.

*Remarks:

   13 duplicate trebles for top octave
   have long been disconnected.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 18 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   23 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  30 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  10%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
*Links:

This is one of only eight carillons which were originally equipped with Taylor's doubled trebles.

The carillon has its own Website, and so does Caroline Sharpe.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

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 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 1991/11/17
*Photos:

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