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St. Mary, Lower Heyford, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Lower Heyford tower
St. Mary, Lower HeyfordŠPB 5 Apr 2004
Dedication: St. Mary, Lower Heyford

Availability and Restrictions on request

The Bells (6) 6-3-20#

Access to ringing chamber: 1st floor; wooden steps and trapdoor to balcony. Access via South porch.

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

Frame: Oak, augmented to six, 1926 R. White.

Gear:Elm headstocks, Plate gudgeons, Plain brass bearings,Traditional English-type wheels, Traditional stays.

A ring of 6, tenor 6-3-20#, diameter 34”, tuned to Bb
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 3-1-23 G 1925 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel M. & S. LONDON. [Whitechapel foundry mark]
A.D. 1925
GEORGE BOWYER VAUX, RECTOR
GEORGE JAMES DEW,
WILLIAM RICHARD THOMAS, CHURCHWARDENS.
2 3-3-0# F 1766 Matthew Bagley II Chacombe MATTHEW [Fleur-de-lys R3] BAGLEY [R3] MADE [R3] MEE [R3] THE [R3] LEADER [R3] OF [R3] THIS [R3] PEAL [R3] TO [R3] BE [R3] J766 [R1]
3 4-0-16 Eb 1925 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON. [Whitechapel foundry mark]
A.D. 1925
GEORGE BOWYER VAUX, RECTOR
GEORGE JAMES DEW,
WILLIAM RICHARD THOMAS, CHURCHWARDENS.
4 4-3-0# D 1766 Matthew Bagley II Chacombe HENRY : MINN : RICHARD : MAYCOCK : CHURCH : WARDENS : M : BAGLEY : MADE : MEE [Fleur-de-lys R3] J766 [R1 twice]
5 5-2-0# C 1825 William & John Taylor Oxford W: KING & E: CREEK C: W. 1825 W: & J: TAYLOR OXFORD FECERUNT.
Tenor 6-3-20 Bb 1867 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON.
C. FORT, RECTOR.
W. P. KING,
R. WAITE, CHURCHWARDENS. 1867

Notes:

The words in the inscription of the 2ndare separated by Fleur-de-lys.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP485249 park by church

Eating Places: The Bell

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