[Bell Historians] Southwark cathedral

Andrew Bull andrew.bull at t...
Tue Jan 25 11:35:08 GMT 2005


Was the work done in the tower? If so, the exact weights given for the front
six, presumably from the 1947 retuning, will no long be correct.

Andrew Bull

-----Original Message-----
From: nigelsdtaylor [mailto:nigeltaylor at k...]
Sent: 24 January 2005 13:46
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Bell Historians] Southwark cathedral

The front 6 did have canons until the 1965 rehang, and 11, 10, 9, and 
8 had false staples which were removed, and the bells drilled for 
independent staples.
When the bells were tuned, the nominal of the tenor was only lowered 
a few cycles to 476 Hz., this was the minimum amount of flattening 
(given that the bells are on a fairly thin scale) sufficient to lower 
the hum to a flat 7th. The pitch is slightly flat of old English 
concert (Bb=481), and sharp of modern, international pitch 
(Bb=466.2). There was then, no question of tuning the bells to be as 
flat or flatter than St. Pauls.
Nigel Taylor 

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