PEEBLES : SCOTLAND-PB

*Location:

   Old Parish Church
   High Street
   Peebles, Border (Peebles), Scotland
   OS Ref. NT 250 404
   LL: N 55.6513, W 3.1924
Site locator map via or [StreetMapUK/titled] or [StreetMapUK/plain]  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Player:

   Anne Derrick
   - and -
   Fiona Taylor
   - and -
   other local volunteers

*Contact:

   E: music@topcop.org.uk
      admin@topcop.org.uk

*Schedule:

   For church services and special events

*Remarks:

   Given as a memorial to Mrs. Jane Reddie
   Maynard, the bells were silent from
   installation until after the end of
   World War II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1939
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

*Links:

On the church Website, the Virtual Visit pages include photos of the building and a page about the bells.  (All photos are clickable for larger versions.)

News article on the history of the bells and celebration of their 60th anniversary of their first use; with a photo taken in the belfry (copied from the church Website).

Wikipedia has a large photo of the building, with a brief description; clickable for an even larger version.

Where 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 27-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/05/19


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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