POULTON : ENGLAND -CH

*Location:

   The Brewhouse Clock Turret
   Poulton Hall
   Poulton Road at Poulton Hall Road
   Poulton,
     Bebington, Cheshire, England
   OS Ref. SJ 335 816
   LL: N 53.32740, W 2.99948
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   S R Lancelyn-Green Esq
   Poulton Hall
   Poulton Lancelyn
   Bebington
   Wirral
   Cheshire  CH63 9LN
   F: 0151 334 0831
   E: scirardlg@btconnect.com

*Schedule:

   Plays a tune on the hour;
   sub-bourdon is hour bell.

*Remarks:

   Hour bell and 9 bells of lowest octave
   are recycled, retuned by Taylor;
   First octave and a third diatonic plus
   sharp 4th & flat 7th, rest chromatic.
   Variable-velocity strikers;
   touch-sensitive electric keyboard.
   Elsewhere on premises are these:
   - hour bell by Warner, 1868, inst.2007
     in clock turret of shop, replacing
     anonymous 1755 bell now on display;
   - call bell in turret on Victorian wing
     of house, from Lindisfarne College
     Chapel, replacing Victorian bell
     now on display.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 33 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range: (C) F F   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2009
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 2007, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen (except for 9)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The estate Website has a page about "Bells and Whistles" which begins with photos and a description of this instrument.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/10/05
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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