LERWICK : SHETLAND IS

*Location:

   Town Hall
   Upper Hillhead at Charlotte Street
   Lerwick, Shetland Islands, U.K.
   OS Ref. HU 475 414
   LL: N 60.15444, W 1.14656
Site locator map via [ MapQuest map ]
or or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Lerwick Town Hall
   Hillhead
   Lerwick, Shetland Islands  ZE1 0HB
   T: 01595 744505   F: 01595 744509
   E: chief.executive@sic.shetland.gov.uk
      info@shetland.gov.uk

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Originally by Severin van Aerschodt;
   Felix vA recast 3 in 1906.
   Added semitone was and is sharp 4th.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G B   /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   Some bells were recast or replaced in 1976
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1906, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1887, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The local government Website includes a page about the town hall, with a photo from the downhill side.

A photo of the Town Hall from the uphill side gives the clearest view of the tower.

Old photo of the building from the downhill side

Photo of tower top

A photo from across the town rooftops also shows the tower well.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt 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 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 23-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/01/19


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