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St. Lawrence, Caversfield, Oxon
Bicester branch of the ODG
St. Lawrence, Caversfield
St. Lawrence, Caversfield
Dedication: St. Lawrence, Caversfield

Service Ringing: Caversfield bells are rung only once a month, on the second Sunday in the month (8.45am - 9.15am)

The Bells (5) 4-3-16

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from the Bicester branch website

A ring of 5; tenor 4-3-16, diameter 36¾"

Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 2-1-3 Ab 1949 Mears &
Stainbank
Whitechapel + IN EXCELSIS GLORIA 1949
( Whitechapel Foundry marks and ornamental border)
+ IN LOVING MEMORY OF EUSTACE EDWARD
LOVETT PHILLIPS, KILLED IN FRANCE, OCTOBER 1915.
(Crest of the Royal Berkshire Regiment)
2 2-1-20 Gb 1949 Mears &
Stainbank
Whitechapel + CARTAS +
(Bellfounders marks and border as on treble) 1949
+ IN LOVING MEMORY OF HETTY PHILLIPS
7 Dec 1863 - 8 Dec 1948
3 2-3-4 F 1927 Mears &
Stainbank
Whitechapel + AVE MARIA GARCIA PLENA DOMINVS TECVM +
(Whitechapel Foundry mark)
+ ANNO DOMINI MCMXXVII. +
4 4-0-18 Eb 1876 J Taylor
& Co
Loughborough J: TAYLOR & Co. FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1876
IN HONORE BEATI LAVRENTII
tenor 4-3-16 Db 1874 J Taylor
& Co
Loughborough J: TAYLOR & Co. FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1874

Inscription on early thirteenth century bell:

inscription

Translation: In honour of God and St Laurence Hug(h) Gargate and Sibilla his wife had these bells erected
Hugh Gargate died between the years 1215 and 1219. The bell is the oldest inscribed bell in England and is shown in the photo below.

mediæval bell
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP581253 - park in road

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