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St. John the Baptist, Bodicote, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. John the Baptist, Bodicote
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Dedication: St. John the Baptist, Bodicote

Service Ringing: Sun 09.00

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm

Availability and Restrictions: Limited

The Bells (8) 8-1-4

Access to ringing chamber:
Access through church or via vestry at foot of tower. 12 stairs and trapdoor to balcony.

The following information comes from Andrew Bull
The inscriptions on the five older bells are taken from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire. He last visited the tower in 1934.
Details of the inscriptions on the three 1974 bells were kindly supplied in 2006 by Martin Saunders, tower captain.

The Bells were refitted and augmented to eight in 1974 by Arthur Fidler of Bow, Devon who installed them in a new frame.

A ring of 8, tenor 8-1-4, diameter 34¼”, tuned to A
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 3-1-11 23½ A 1974 Whitechapel Bellfoundry London Miles
2 3-3-6 24 G# 1974 Whitechapel Bellfoundry London Harper
3 3-2-23 26 F# 1974 Whitechapel Bellfoundry London Stretton
(also on the top band) Arthur Fidler, bellhanger.
4 4-1-24 27½ E 1843 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1843
5 4-3-5 30¼ D 1843 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1843
6 5-3-15 31¾ C# 1843 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1843
7 6-1-11 33½ B 1843 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1843
Tenor 8-1-4 37¼ A 1843 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1843

Notes:

Church facilities:
Church House is next door and has facilities but access by arrangement would be required.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP460377 Park Car behind hall or on street.

Eating Places: The Plough Inn

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