Distribution of traditional carillons
in the British Isles

The two grids on this page display graphically the distribution of traditional carillons in the British Isles according to the weight/pitch of either the heaviest or the lightest bell and the number of bells in each instrument.  Both grids are laid out as follows:
Plot of site counts:  Bourdon Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
C0                                 C1                                  C2                                  C3          E3 ??
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 99 TOT NR
 .                         1         .                                   .                                   .                 1 49
 .                      1  0  1      .                                   .                                   .                 2 48
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2 47
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 46
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 45
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 44
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 43
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 42
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 41
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 40
 .                                  1.                                   .                                   .                 1 39
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 38
 .                                   .          1                        .                                   .             1   2 37
 .                                   .  *                                .                                   .                 0 36
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2 35
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 34
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 33
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 32
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 31
 .                                   .                   1               .                                   .                 1 30
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 29
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 28
 .                                   . 1                                 .                                   .                 1 27
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 26
 .                         1         .                                   .                                   .                 1 25
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 24
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3 23
 * Average carillon: 36 bells, bourdon code 14 = C#1 (min  9 = G#0, max 20 = G1)         16 instruments with   1 unknowns
NOTE: The two plots on this page can be expected to have the following similarities and differences:
 
Plot of site counts:  Treble Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
           C3                                  C4                                  C5                         A5       ??
L 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 99 TOT NR
 .           .                                   .                         1         .                                      1 49
 .           .                                   .                      1  0  1      .                                      2 48
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  2 47
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 46
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 45
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 44
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 43
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 42
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 41
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 40
 .           .                                   .          1                        .                                      1 39
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 38
 .           .                                   .          1                        .                                  1   2 37
 .           .                                   .  *                                .                                      0 36
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  2 35
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 34
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 33
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 32
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 31
 .           .                                   .    1                              .                                      1 30
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 29
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 28
 .           .             1                     .                                   .                                      1 27
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 26
 . 1         .                                   .                                   .                                      1 25
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                      0 24
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  3 23
 * Average carillon: 36 bells, treble code 50 = C#4 (min 34 = A2, max 59 = A#5)       16 instruments with   1 unknowns

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