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   The Atkinson Carillon

*Location:

   above Salvatore Ferragamo
   (was J.Fox & Co.;
     originally Atkinson's Stores)
   24 Old Bond Street, at Burlington Gardens
   Westminster,
     London, W1S 4AH, England
   OS Ref. TQ 290 805
   LL: N 51.50946, W 0.14129
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City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Carillonist:

   Christina M. Anderson   (C)
   H: 1895/625 540
   E: CM.Anderson/@/usa DOTnet
   - and -
   Jonathan Galloway
   31 Seymour Avenue
   Tottenham  N17 9RE
   T: 07795 818429
   E: jonathangalloway@hotmail.com
      jonathangalloway@hotmail.co.uk
   - and -
   John Knox
   T: 1665/714 176
   E: j.knox68/@/BTinternet DOTcom

*Contact:

   Geoffrey D. Armitage 
   31-33 High Street
   Husbands Bosworth
   Lutterworth, Leics.  LE17 6LJ
   T: 1858/880 066   F: 1858/410 305
   E: ArmitClockBells@hotmail.com
   - or -
   Michael Boyd
   126 Chesterfield Road
   Sandfields
   Lichfield, Staffs.
   T: 543/263361
   E: michael.boyd@tic.ac.uk
   - or -
   Mr. David Rodwell
   Mr. John Tack
   Hillier Parker May & Rowden
   77 Grosvenor Street
   London  W1A 2BT
   T: 1/629 7666

*Schedule:

   For Christmas, 1500 Sat. in December;
   Easter to end of British Summer time:
     1700 Fridays (Christina Anderson),
     1500 Saturdays (John Knox);
   otherwise irregular.

*Remarks:

   Bells dated 1927 (except 2d C, recast);
   pedals (but not manual keys) are
   present for two missing bass semitones.
   Bass also reported as G#.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1932
     by Gillett & Johnston
   Prior history:
     In 1928, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston in 1927
       (22 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

John Knox has a Website for this carillon, with photos of the building, bells, keyboard, and other useful information, including a page about the British Carillon Society.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

An article about the bells includes two exterior photos plus details of all the bells.

Where 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 2006/06/30
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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