BRIDGE OF WEIR : SCOTLAND-RE

*Location:

   Mount Zion Church
   Quarriers Homes
   (was Orphan Homes of Scotland)
   Church Road
   Quarriers Village
   Bridge of Weir,
     Strathclyde (Renfrew), Scotland
   OS Ref. NS 380 654
   LL: N 55.86840, W 4.61803
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Contact:

   Quarriers Head Office
   Quarriers Village
   Bridge of Weir  PA11 3SX
   T: 01504 612224 or 616000
   F: 01501 613906
   E: helpline /@/ quarriers DOTorg DOTuk
   - or -
   Chris Frye, SACR
   E: master@sacr.org
   - or -
   Keltek Trust
   E: bells@keltek.org

*Schedule:

   None - bells removed to storage.

*Remarks:

   Original bells, by Llewellins & James,
   were operated by a chiming machine
   & clock from Gillett & Co. of Croydon.
   Added semitones are sharp 4th (b6/#7)
   and flat 7th (b4/#5).
   Organization name changed in 1958.
   Fall 2007: building sold, bells removed
   to storage in care of Scottish Assn.
   of Change Ringers and Keltek Trust;
   re-use within Scotland is intended.
   Baton keyboard, transmission and
   clappers were not salvaged.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was replaced in 1946
     with 12 bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Prior history:
     In 1888, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1979
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A property management page has a photo of the church and its unusual clock tower, accompanying the firm's description of plans to convert the building into 12 luxury apartments.

The Wikipedia article about this place has a photo of Mount Zion Church over the treetops.

SACR page about the departure of the Quarriers Village bells

The Quarriers Website says little about the church and nothing about the bells (probably because they have been sold), but does tell the history of Quarriers and the Orphan Homes.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Scotland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Nov-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/09


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