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St. James the Great, Claydon, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. James the Great, Claydon
St. James the Great, Claydon İBM 20 May 2004
(The most northerly tower in the diocese, essentially a mediæval building erected in the local, characteristic red stone.)
Dedication:St. James the Great, Claydon

Service Ringing:

Practice night:

Availability and Restrictions

The Bells (3) 6-0-3 The Bells chime the hour;

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire.He last visited the tower in 1933.

The Bells hang in a wrought iron 2-tier frame; R. White 1910.
Gear: Elm headstocks, hoop gudgeons, plain brass bearings.

A ring of 3, tenor 6-0-3, diameter 32½”,tuned to Bb
bell weight
cwt-qr-lb
strike
note
date
cast
founder foundry
location
inscription
Treble 4-0-0# D 1611 Newcombe Leicester [+] BE • YT • KNOWN • TO • ALL • THAT • DOTH • ME • SEE • THAT • NEWCOMBE • OF • LEICESTER • MADE • MEE • 1611
2 5-0-0# C 1609 Newcombe Leicester NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE • 1609 [+]
Tenor 6-0-3 Bb 1910 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel CAST 1756 BY BAGLEY, RECAST 1910
[+]
A.M.D.G.
E. SYMES THOMPSON, VICAR.
J. F. GOODE,
S. WELLS CHURCHWARDENS.
M & S
[bell] LONDON


Points of interest in church
A mediæval piscina is set into the wall on the left side of the altar.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP457500

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