ASHORNE HILL : ENGLAND -WA

*Location:

   The Nickelodeon Collection
   (Musical museum)
   Ashorne Hall, Warwickshire, England
   OS Ref. SP 314 586
   LL: N 52.22502, W 1.53975
*Former location (1976-?):
   Arndale Shopping Centre
   Manchester, Greater Manchester
     (Lancashire), England
   OS Ref. SJ 83 97
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]
City locator maps and gazetteer page for Wellesbourne, to SW (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Player:

   (none - automatic only)

*Contact:

   Pat Whitehead
   Ashorne Hall
   Ashorne Hill, Warwick  CV33 9QN
   T: 01926/651444
   - or -
   David Cooper

*Schedule:

   Automatically on the hour

*Remarks:

   Property sold in 2005; disposition of
   the bells is unknown.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1976
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

A news article about the Nickelodeon collection at Ashorne Hall, assembled by the late Graham Whitehead, opens with a photo of these bells below a clock gable.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 22-Jun-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/15


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