Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple High Street/Saltmarket at Gallowgate/Trongate Glasgow, Strathclyde (Lanark), Scotland OS Ref. NS 596 648 LL: N 55.85683, W 4.24364
First set of bells (number unknown) cast in Holland in 1663, intended for installation in a new steeple in Briggait, but eventually installed here. Replaced by 19 bells from London, which were found to be out of tune, and mostly replaced by 14 small bells cast and tuned in Edinburgh. Present bells by John C. Wilson (local Scots), with 2-row chimestand; added semitones are minor 3rd and its octave, sharp 5th and flat 7th.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 16 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: G D / NONE There are four added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1881 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1739, some bells were recast or replaced by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1738, a complete instrument of 19 bells was installed by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1665, a complete instrument of 8 bells was installed by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2020
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