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St Martin, Sandford St Martin, Oxon
Banbury branch of the ODG
St. Martin, Sandford St Martin tower
St. Martin, Sandford St MartinŠPB 3 Apr 2004
Dedication:St. Martin, Sandford St Martin

Service Ringing: First Sunday of the month 10:30

Availability and Restrictions on request

The Bells (6) 9-0-0#

Access to ringing chamber: Access via West door, narrow spiral to balcony.
Sloping floor to ringing chamber.

The following information comes from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire. He visited the tower in 1952.

Gear: Metal low frame, Rolled steel headstocks, Plate gudgeons, Plain brass bearings, Traditional English type wheels,Traditional stays, 1914 Webb & Bennett.

A ring of 6, tenor 9-0-0#, diameter 37¾”, tuned to A
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 3-2-18 F# 1871 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON.
PRAISE THE LORD.
1871.
2 4-1-0# E 1630 James Keene Woodstock IAMES [fleur-de-lys A2] KEENE [fleur-de-lys A2 twice] MADE [fleur-de-lys A2] ME[fleur-de-lys A2] 1630 [fleur-de-lys A2]
3 4-3-0# D 1629 N. Bolter & Humphrey Keene Woodstock [Border B10 all round bell]
[ornament] NATHANIEL [ornament] BOLTER [ornament] 1629 [Border B10]
4 5-2-0# C# 1629 N. Bolter & Humphrey Keene Woodstock HVMFRE KEENE [H3] [ornament] 1629 [ornament] [B10] [Border B10 all round bell]
5 7-0-7 B 1871 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON. 1871.
Tenor 9-0-0# A 1630 James Keene Woodstock I K [fleur-de-lys A2 twice] 1630 [fleur-de-lys A2]

Notes:

Although the 3rd and 4th were probably founded in Woodstock, they used the stamps from the Buckingham foundry.
The 3 is reversed.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP420267 park by church

Eating Places: see Duns or Great Tew

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