St.George North Church (of Scotland) George Square (Union & Nelson Streets) Greenock, Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland OS Ref. NS 275 764 LL: N 55.95017, W 4.76379
None - church closed 30 Nov 2006.*Past chimer:
1936-2006 Andrew McKellar
St.George's North Church 8 George Square Greenock PA15 1QR T: 01475 721819 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - St.Luke's Church 9 Nelson Street Greenock PA15 1TP - or - Chris Frye, SACR E: email@example.com - or - Keltek Trust E: firstname.lastname@example.org
None - bells removed to storage.
Originally 7 bells, of which 6 were supplied in 1889 by Gillett & Co. and were rung to changes by a chiming machine; an octave treble was supplied at some unknown point. In 1912, G&J added a bass and the missing treble, and recast the old #6 (of 8) a half-tone lower [to change key]; in 1913 the remaining 5 from 1889 were recast. Fire gutted the tower in 1948; floors, clavier and chiming machine were destroyed, and at least two bells were cracked; all recast in 1950 to form an octave with sharp 4th and flat 7th; keyboard range assumed. Fall 2007: bells removed from tower 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.
Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 10 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the middle octave Transposition is up 5 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / NONE There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1950 with bells made by Gillett & Johnston Prior history: In 1913, some bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Gillett & Johnston (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1912, the instrument was begun with 9 bells by Gillett & Johnston (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2007
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Index to all tower bell instruments in Scotland.
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