SPALDING : ENGLAND -LI

*Location:

   South Holland Centre (Civic Centre)
   Broad Street at Market Place
   Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
   OS Ref. TF 249 227
   LL: N 52.78685, W 0.15050
*Original Location (1924-1971):
   Corn Exchange Building
   (predecessor to Civic Centre on the
   same site)
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   Jayne Wilds

*Contact:

   South Holland Centre
   Market Place
   Spalding, Lincs.  PE11 1SS
   T: 01775/764 777
   E: shcentre@sholland.gov.uk

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bass bell supplied in 1922.
   Recast bells are the trebles.
   All rehung in a new glass tower in
   1997 by Smiths of Derby.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   13 bells were recast or replaced in 1973
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Taylor      
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1923, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       by Taylor      
       (12 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A page about the South Holland Centre has a small photo of the Civic Centre and its glass tower.  A photo page from the same Website has a larger picture which shows the bells inside a glass housing below the clock.

The Centre Website has a photo from a different perspective, as well as a local area map.

British Carillon Society page, with one photo

A blog page has photos of the "tower", bells and electric keyboard.

A news article about an event in Spalding has a photo of the bells and tells a bit of their history.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 Scotland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 19-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/15


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