HAMPTON : USA - VA

*Location:

   The Memorial Church
   Hampton University
     (formerly Hampton Institute)
     (originally Normal and Agricultural
       Institute)
   Shore Road at Marshall Avenue
   Hampton, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.01936, W 76.33907
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   University Chaplain
   Hampton University
   Queen and Tyler Streets
   Hampton, VA  23668-0199
   T: (757)727-5340   F: (757)727-5085

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Chimestand removed.
   Added semitone is sharp 4th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1887
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

*Links:

The University Website has virtual tour, with one view showing the exterior of the chapel. The chapel is also featured at step 7 of the Webtour, which includes a brief description of the bells.

A very large photo (498KB) of the tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in VA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/18


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