GREENOCK : SCOTLAND-RE

*Location:

   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
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*Player:

   None - church closed 30 Nov 2006.
*Past chimer:
   1936-2006 Andrew McKellar

*Contact:

   St.George's North Church
   8 George Square
   Greenock  PA15 1QR
   T: 01475 721819
   E: revwdhamilton@hotmail.com
   - or -
   St.Luke's Church
   9 Nelson Street
   Greenock  PA15 1TP
   - or -
   Chris Frye, SACR
   E: master@sacr.org
   - or -
   Keltek Trust
   E: bells@keltek.org

*Schedule:

   None - bells removed to storage.

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, 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 14-Nov-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/09


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