SAINT ANDREWS : SCOTLAND-FI

*Location:

   Holy Trinity Parish Church
   South Street (A918) at Church Street
   St.Andrews, Fife, Scotland
   OS Ref. NO 509 166
   LL: N 56.33969, W 2.79592
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City locator maps and gazetteer page (County is wrong; other data are correct.)
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*Player:

   Christine Gascoigne

*Contact:

   Rev. Rory McLeod
   Holy Trinity Manse
   17 Queen's Gardens
   St.Andrews  KY16 9TA
   T: 334/71494  or  334/74994
   E: annicerory@hotmail.com
   - or -
   Mr. H. Eagle, Church Officer
   13 Abbey Court
   St.Andrews
   - or -
   Holy Trinity Church
   South Street
   Saint Andrews
   Fife  KY16 9UH

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1045-1100

*Remarks:

   Keyboard has dropped keys for the rest
   of the treble octave plus bass
   semitones.  Cambridge quarters.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 27 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1998
     with  4 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1962, the instrument was enlarged to 23 bells
       by Taylor      
       (6 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1938, the instrument was enlarged to 17 bells
       by Taylor      
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1926, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website mentions the latest bells on the Building/Church page.  A sketch of the tower appears at the top of the Building/Church/History page; an exterior photo is about halfway down that page; and there is mention of original 15 bells near the bottom of the page.  A good exterior photo appears on the Church Photographs page.

British Carillon Society page, with 5 photos

On the city Website is a virtual tour of the church.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in this region.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Scotland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 19-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/09/08


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