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Purbrook’s Sound Control

An important part of the bell installation, because of the close proximity of neighbouring houses, was a sound control system to reduce the sound level during practice and other similar events.

The belfry has louvred window frames and sound boards are closed by a cord and pulley system from the clock room.

The boards are hinged at the bottom edge.

The cord system heads one floor below.
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Draft excluder is fitted to the edges, which also stops sound leaks. It is noticible that passing traffic is much quieter in the belfry with the sound control closed.