SALTLEY : ENGLAND -WA

   Our Lady's Carillon

*Location:

   Our Lady of the Rosary and
     St.Thérèse of Lisieux RC Church
   Parkfield Road at Bridge Road
   Saltley, Birmingham, West Midlands
     (Warwickshire), England
   OS Ref. SP 103 874 or SP 091 884
   LL: N 52.48445, W 1.84963
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City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Player:

   Clive M. Smith
   2 Abnall's Lane
   Lichfield, Staffs.  WS13 7BN
   T: Lichfield 543/264539
   - and -
   Bill Duffy
   30 Glenpark Road
   Washwood Heath
   Birmingham, W.Mids.
   T: 21/328 7107
   - and -
   Michael Boyd
   E: michael.boyd@tic.ac.uk

*Contact:

  (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1115-55, & most Thurs 1300-45;
   Christmas Day 1115-55.

*Remarks:

   Ting-tang quarters, Lourdes Ave Maria
   before hour, Angelus at 6,12,6; all
   inoperative since 1982.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1932
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978

*Links:

A church page has two photos of the tower; the church history mentions the carillon.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

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  8-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/22


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