LONDON - AH : ENGLAND -EC

   McConnell Chime

*Location:

   All Hallows Church
   Barking-by-the-Tower
   Tower Hill
   London, E.C.3, England
   OS Ref. TQ 335 807
   LL: N 51.5095, W 0.0791
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*Player:

   Desmond Buckley
   48 Woodyates Road
   Lee, London SE12 1JG
   T: 81/851-4378

*Contact:

   All Hallows by the Tower
   Byward Street
   London  EC3R 5BJ
   T: 020/7481 2928
   E: mail@allhallowsbythetower.org.uk
   - or -
   The Parish House
   43 Trinity Square
   London  EC4N 4DJ
   T: 020/7488 4772   F: 020/7488 3333
   E: office@allhallowsbythetower.org.uk

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Replaces a ring of 8 destroyed WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1948
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990

*Links:

The church Website opens with a tiny photo of the building; a larger one is on the Information for Visitors page.  The virtual tour of the building unfortunately does not include the tower.  There once was a history of the building, but it seems to have been removed in the latest redesign of the Website.

A page from Love's Guide gives full details of the bells and their history, with photos.

The parish page for the Diocese of London has a small photo of the building, with a larger version available.

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 12-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1980/01/01


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