Southwest tower Minster (Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of S.Peter) York, (North) Yorkshire, England OS Ref. SE 601 519 LL: N 53.96220, W 1.08313*Former location (1933-88, chime only):
St.Mary's Church Nelson, Lancashire, England
York Minster Society of Change Ringers E: email@example.com
York Minster Visitors Department St.Williams College College Street York YO1 7JF T: 1904/557216 F: 1904/57201 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before Evensong on most days
Additional semitone of the chime - G# (sharp 4th). Hung above the ring of 14 in the opposite tower from "Great Peter" (216-2-22 in E flat). From 1473 to 1750, a chiming machine played tunes on the bells of the ring. The expansion from chime to carillon incorporated the bells of the former Loughborough mobile chime (see below), with some new bells.
Traditional carillon of 35 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C G There are two missing bass semitones There is a practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2008 with bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1989, the instrument was begun with 11 bells by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 2010
A news article reports that the expansion will reach to 35 bells, rather than to 30 as previously reported.
The York Minster Society of Change Ringers no longer offers what was once a fascinating photo tour of the towers, but you can find a photo and description of the chime about halfway down the overview of the bells. A more extended description can be found on the Technical Details page. But as of April 2008 there was no information about the planned enlargement.
British Carillon Society page, with 17 photos
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 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 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 tower bell instruments in England.
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