St.Mary's, Lowe House, RC Church North Road at Crab Street St.Helens, Lancashire, England OS Ref. SJ 509 958 LL: N 53.45712, W 2.73991
Anthony (Tony) Brookes*Past Carillonneurs:
19??-?? Eva Garner (d.)
Msgr. Vincent Hughes, Parish Priest T: 744/22167 - or - Christine Currah T: 744/37257 - or - The Carillon Lowe House Heritage & Development Group Crab Street St.Helens WA10 2BE (or c/o Holy Cross Presbytery Corporation Street St.Helens WA101EF) F: 01744/23416 E: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Not played regularly. Quarter-tune is part of "Salve Regina" on 8 bells (unique in the UK).
Restoration in progress in 2005, by Hayward Mills, with new clappers and direct action transmission.
Traditional carillon of 47 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave Transposition is down 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C C 23 There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1929 with bells made by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 1979
British Carillon Society page, with 4 photos (all taken after the recent restoration)
Set of 98 photos from Hayward Mills Ltd covering the 2006 renovation of the carillon of St.Helens. There is no annotation of the photos, and no particular organization of them within the set. But it is clear that many of them show work in progress during the project. "The carillon of 47 bells thoroughly overhauled. A new top frame provided for the 17 smallest bells, a new scientifically designed direct-action transmission and new clappers fitted."
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.
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