Bell ringing ropes, St Marys Church, Gt Budworth, Cheshire, England, UK

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Campanology (from Late Latin campana, "bell"; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the study of bells. It encompasses the technology of bells – how they are cast, tuned and sounded – as well as the history, methods, and traditions of bell-ringing as an art. It is common to collect together a set of tuned bells and treat the whole as one musical instrument. Such collections – such as a Flemish carillon, a Russian zvon, or an English "ring of bells" used for change ringing – have their own practices and challenges; and campanology is likewise the study of perfecting such instruments and composing and performing music for them.
Location: High Street, Great Budworth, Cheshire, England, UK CW9 6HF