PAISLEY : SCOTLAND-RE

*Location:

   Clock tower
   Town Hall
   Gauze Street at Abbey Close
   Paisley,
     Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland
   OS Ref. NS 484 640
   LL: N 55.84522, W 4.42203
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*Contact:

   Paisley Town Hall
   Abbey Close
   Paisley  PA1 1JF
   T: 0141 887 1007   F: 0141 840 1779
   E: ram.else@renfrewshire.gov.uk

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Gillett & Bland, who provided
   a patent Carillon System playing 36
   tunes, changing daily.
   Today's repertoire is 12 tunes.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1882
     with bells made by Gillett & Bland
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1979
*Links:

The county Website has a page about the Town Hall, which includes a photo of the building.
Another page gives the history of the building.

A city attractions index page includes a very small semi-aerial photo of the building from a different perspective.
The related page about the City Hall offers a clickable photo which makes clear that these bells are in the clock tower.

Where 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  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/03/28
*Photos:

(none available)


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