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St. Mary, Kirtlington, Oxon
Bicester branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Kirtlington
St. Mary, Kirtlington
Dedication:St. Mary, Kirtlington

Service Ringing: Sun 10.30 (1,3), 5.30pm (3)

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Facilities: Simulator, toilet available in church.

The Bells (8) 16-1-19

Access to ringing chamber: - Spiral staircase of 26 steps from outside.

The following information comes from Andrew Bull and is confirmed from a table of bell weights in the ringing chamber in 2005.

The inscriptions are taken from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire.He visited the tower in 1949.

Frame Cast-iron side pattern, 1938 Taylor.
Gear: Cast-iron headstocks, Fixed steel gudgeons, Self-aligning ball-bearings, Traditional English-type wheels, Hastings-type stays.

A ring of 8, tenor 16-1-19, tuned to E
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 5-1-3 29 E 1938 John Taylor & Co Loughborough ROBERT [Q13] DASHWOOD [Q13] E :-: SQVIER [Q13 twice] J7J8 [border A9] [fleur-de-lys A8] [A9] [Q13] [A8]
[+] I WAS RECAST
BY GIFT OF
THE DIOCESAN GUILD OF RINGERS
1938
[Loughborough foundry mark]
[two shields bearing arms of Dashwood]
2 5-0-20 30¾ D# 1853 Charles & George Mears Whitechapel SR [A10] ROBERT [A10] DASHWOOD [A10] BARONNETT [A10] H [A10] B [A10] 1718 [A10 twice] RECAST BY C. & G.MEARS. 1853.
[two shields bearing arms of Dashwood]
3 5-2-25 32 C# 1870 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel O SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG. H. B. MA ME 1718
RECAST AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PARISH 1870.
MEARS & STAINBANK. FOUNDERS. LONDON
4 6-1-20 34¼ B 1718 Henry Bagley III Chacombe HIS [A10] SOUND [A10] SHALL [A10] BE [A10] HEARD [A10] IN [A10] THE [A10] HOLY [A10] PLACE J7J8 [A10]
HENRY [A10] BAGLEY [A10] MADE [A10] THIS [fleur-de-lys A8] RING [A8] TO BE SEEN IN THE : Y : O LORD [A10]
5 7-2-12 37¼ A 1718 Henry Bagley III Chacombe AND [J2][A8] THE [J2][A8] FIFTH [J2][A8] SOVNDED [A10] H [A10] B [A10] J7J8 [F1]
6 9-0-13 39½ G# 1718 Henry Bagley III Chacombe THE [A10] KINGDOMS [fleur-de-lys A8] OF [A10] THIS [A8] WORLD [A10] ARE [A10] OVR [A8] LORDS [A10] [A8] J7J8 [A8] [A10] [A8]
BE IT KNOWNE [A8] TO [A10] ALL [A8] THAT [A10] DO [A8] MEE [A10] SE THAT H BAGLEY HE MADE MEE [A10]
[two shields bearing arms of Dashwood]
7 13-0-4 42½ F# 1938 John Taylor & Co Loughborough CHRIST [A10] SHALL [fleur-de-lys A8] REIGN [A10] FOR [A10] EUER [A8] AND [A10] EUER [A8] H BAGLEY [A10] MADE MEE [A10] J7J8 [A8] TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS BELL WAS RECAST AND REHUNG
AT THE EXPENSE OF THE BARRON BELL TRUST.
1938.
EMMA BARRON, FOUNDER.
E. HOPKINS, C. M. WALROND, H. W. ELDRED, TRUSTEES.
[Loughborough foundry mark]
Tenor 16-1-19 47½ E 1753 Abel Rudhall Gloucester I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE DO SUMMON ALL A[bell]R 1753 [border]
[floral border all round bell.]
Peal Boards in the Ringing Chamber
  • 10 April 1860 Appleton Society first peal on these bells
  • 14 June 1879Oxford University Society of Change Ringers
  • 26 November 1881 first Peal by members of the Oxford Diocesan Guild
  • 4 October 1899 first peal of Stedman on these bells

1860 peal
�KMC 2 July 2005
The Appleton Society of change ringers on 10th April 1860 rang the first peal in this tower. 5040 Grandsire Triples in 3 hours and 5 minutes.
Alfred White (treble), Noble White (2), Charles Hounslow (3), F.E.Robinson Esq. (4)
Edward Corbut (5), Henry White (6), Frederick White (7), William White (tenor)
Conducted by Henry White.

1879 and 1881 peals
�KMC 2 July 2005
Members of the Oxford University Society of Change Ringers on June 14th 1879 rang Mr John Holt's Ten part Peal of Grandsire Triples 5040 changes in 3 hours and 9 minutes
H.A.Cockey (Wadham)(treble), C.D.P.Davies (Pembroke) (2), R.E.Fiske (Keble)(3), W.S.Willett (Oriel) (4), G.F.Coleridge (Keble) (5), Rev. F.E.Robinson (Exeter) (6), G.H.Phillott (Ch.Ch.)(7) W.J.Smith (Oxford Society) (tenor)
conducted by C.D.P.Davies

Members of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers on 26th November 1881 rang Mr John Holt's Ten part Peal of Grandsire Triples 5040 changes in 3 hours and 9 minutes

S.Buckle (treble), A.W.B.Perceval (2), F.A.H.DuBoulay (3), C.C.Child (4)
C.Hounslow (5), G.F.Coleridge (6), W.Washbrook (7), J.F.Hastings (tenor)
This was the first peal rung by members of the Oxford Diocesan Guild and was conducted by Mr. Chas. Hounslow

1899  peal
�KMC 2 July 2005
The first peal of Stedman triples was rung in this tower on 4 October 1899 by members of the Oxford Diocesan Guild, 5040 changes in 3 hours and 3 minutes.
F.White (1), A.E.Reeves (2), A.Thomas (3), W.Bennett (4)
H.G.Judge (5), W.Newell (6), Rev.F.E.Robinson (7), R.White (8)
Conducted by the Rev F.E.Robinson

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP500195 - park in road to the north of church, off the village green

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