PRESTEIGNE : WALES - RD

*Location:

   St.Andrew Parish Church
   Presteigne/Llanandras,
     Powys (Radnorshire), Wales
   OS Ref. SO 320 645
   LL: N 52.2743, W 3.0054 
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*Player:

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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   A ring of 6 cast by Rudhall of
   Gloucester in 1717; tenor recast and 2
   trebles added by Whitechapel in 1906;
   priest's bell recast and hung in the
   belfry the same year.  Automatic drum,
   made in 1726, mostly of wood, is
   weight-driven, tripped from tower clock
   at 0300, 0900, 1500, 2100; 2 tunes
   alternate; 14 hammers--2 to each bell
   except treble and tenor.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in 1717
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

*Links:

This work having no principal contributor, there is no foundry index entry.

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 Wales.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 12-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/22


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