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St. Michael, Great Tew, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. Michael, Great Tew
St. Michael, Great Tew
Dedication: St. Michael, Great Tew

Service Ringing: Sun 09.15

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm

Availability and Restrictions on request

The Bells (8) 22-0-10

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

The following information comes from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire.He visited the tower in 1950.

Frame: Composite cast-iron 'A'/'H' (2,3,5 above).
Gear: Cast iron headstocks, Fixed steel gudgeons, Self-aligning ball-bearings, Traditional English-type wheels, Traditional stays;1924 Mears & Stainbank.

A ring of 8, tenor 22-0-10, diameter 51¼”, tuned to D
bell weight
cwt-qr-lb
strike
note
date
cast
founder foundry
location
inscription
Treble 6-1-6 D 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester PROSPERITY TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND [border D10]
2 5-2-22 C# 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester GOD SAUE THE QUEEN 1709 [D8] A : R [Two bells][D8]
3 7-0-4 B 1785 Charles & John Rudhall Gloucester [scroll border D8] [seven impressions of circular stamps or seals] CHARLES & IOHN RUDHALL FECT 1785 [medallion]
[flat moulding all round bell]
4 7-3-9 A 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester ABR: RUDHALL CAST THIS PEAL 1709 [D2]
5 9-0-15 G 1842 William & John Taylor Oxford [+] J : BARLOW J : FAULKS & J : GARDNER C : WARDENS [+] [+] W & J : TAYLOR FOUNDERS 1842
6 11-3-4 F# 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester WILLIAM HARTLEY MINISTER 1709 [D8]
7 15-0-22 E 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester IOHN IENENS THO : HOARE CHURCHWARDENS 1709 [D8]
[scroll border D8 all round bell]
Tenor 22-0-10 D 1709 Abraham Rudhall I Gloucester FRANCIS KECK ESQU. BENEFACTOR 1709 [C5]
[scroll border D8]

Points of interest in church: wall paintings

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP399288 park by church

Eating Places: The Falkland Arms or The Crown, Enstone

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