NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE - CC : ENGLAND -NM

   Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Civic Centre
   Great North Road (B1318)
     at Claremont Road (B6339)
   Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
     (Northumberland), England
   OS Ref. NZ 250 649
   LL: N 54.97915, W 1.61119
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*Carillonist:

   Dr. Ian Brunt
   T: 1207/521 317
   E: Ian.Brunt/@/nhs DOTnet
   - and -
   Richard Jennings
*Past Carillonneurs:
   19??-?? John R. Knox

*Contact:

   Mr. C. Dowd, Assistant Manager
   Civic Centre
   Barras Bridge
   Newcastle-upon-Tyne  NE99 1RD
   T: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (091) 232 8520

*Schedule:

   Saturdays 1430-1500;
   carillon week in August, 1900-30

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1966
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IEH   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 42 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   48 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  52 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  80%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
*Links:

British Carillon Society page, with 4 photos

Photo of carillon belfry, on a page about the building's history (though the carillon is not mentioned)

News article (with video clip) about Tiffany Ng playing this carillon

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 1978/07/20
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