CAPE TOWN - STG : S AFRICA

*Location:

   St.George's Cathedral
   Wale Street
   Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
   LL: S 33.92475, E 18.41908
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*Contact:

      Verify current ringers' contact(s) at the Webpage of The South African Guild of Church Bell Ringers

   Richard J. (Dick) Holmes
   T: 21-696 2107
   E: dholmes@ingerop.co.za
   - or -
   Mr. Ed Elderkin
   T: 21-689 5235
   E: geddes_elderkin@mweb.co.za
   - or -
   St.George's Cathedral
   5 Wale Street
   Cape Town  8001
   T: 021 424 7360   F: 021 424 9772
   E: info@sgcathedral.co.za

*Schedule:

   Service Sunday 1745;
   practice Tuesday 1930 by arrangement

*Remarks:

   Original bells taken down in 1950s;
   recast from 8 to 10 in 1963.
   Rung from ground floor.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1979
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1834, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Whitechapel 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   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 cathedral Website includes a page about the bell tower, with photos and description.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all chimes in this region by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in South Africa (ZA).

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Feb-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/01/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/01/01


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