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St. Nicholas, Chearsley, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Nicholas, Chearsley
St. Nicholas, ChearsleyİBM 31 May 2004
Dedication: St. Nicholas, Chearsley

The Bells (3) 9-0-1. Restored and retuned in 2004.

The following information comes from Graham Clifton of Whites of Appleton Ltd apart from the inscriptions which were taken from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 340.
In 2004 the ring of three was rehung in the existing metal frame with new ringing fittings by Whites of Appleton. The 2nd & Tenor were retuned.
The Bells were previously restored in 1904.

A ring of 3; tenor 9-0-1, diameter 38”, tuned to Ab
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 6-1-2 33 C c. 1500 William Hasylwood Reading [Cross]Sancte Paule Ora Pro Nobis [Shield] W H
2 6-1-18 34 Bb 1741 Thomas Lester Whitechapel IOS: ROSE & EDMAND EGELTON CH : WARDENS J74J
THOMAS LESTER OF LONDON MADE ME
tenor 9-0-1 38 Ab 1616 Henry Knight I Reading [Cross] HENRX KNXGHT MADE THXS BELL ANO X6X6

Notes:

  1. Cocks states that “The clerk (nearly sixty in 1887) says that the (tenor) bell has been split ever since he could recollect”. It therefore seems likely that the tenor was repaired or recast in 1904.
Church Architecture

The tower was built during the 15th Cnetury.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP720104

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