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St. Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew tower
St. Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew
Dedication: St. Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew

Service Ringing: Sun 10.30

Practice night: Tue 7.30pm

Availability and Restrictions on request

The Bells (5) 14-2-0#

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor. Access via South porch.

The following information comes from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire. He visited the tower in 1929.

Gear: Wood 'A' frame, Elm headstocks, Strap gudgeons, Plain brass bearings, Traditional English type wheels, Traditional stays

A ring of 5, tenor 14-2-0#, diameter 45”, tuned to F
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 5-2-0# C 1790 Robert Wells Aldbourne ROBERT WELLS ALDBOURNE WILTS.FECIT .:. 1790 .:. .:. .:. .:.
2 6-3-0# Bb 1668 Richard Keene Woodstock WILLIAM BANBURY THOMAS WHITLEY C W 1668
3 7-3-0# A 1694 Richrad Keene Woodstock IOHN LEE IOHN HATTON C W 1694
4 10-0-18 G 1858 Charles & George Mears Whitechapel C & G MEARS FOUNDERS LONDON 1858
Tenor 14-2-0# F 1768 Matthew Bagley II Chacombe MATTHEW : BAGLE : MADE : MEE : J768 : IOHN PREEDY :: THOMAS :-: COULING :- CHURCH :-: WARDENS :
I :-: TO :-: THE :-: CHVRCH :-: THE :-: LIVING :-: CALL :-: AND :-: TO : THE : GRVAE : DO : SUMMONS : ALL [border]
Note:
The curious spellings in the tenor inscriptions are as reported by F. Sharpe.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP457284 Park by church

Eating Places: The White Horse

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