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St. Mary the Virgin, Haddenham, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Mary the Virgin, Haddenham
St. Mary the Virgin, HaddenhamŠPB 8 Apr 2004
Dedication: St. Mary the Virgin, Haddenham

Practice night: Wed 7.45pm, advanced practice Thu 7.45pm(4)

The Bells (8) 17-2-14

Access to ringing chamber: Spiral staircase with 43 steps

Re-hung on 12th December 1978 by John Taylor & Co., Loughborough.
To the glory of God and in commemoration of the silver jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the bells were tuned, turned, rehung and rededicated January 1979.

The inscriptions in the following come from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, 1897, page 394.

The rest is taken from Taylors’ certificate.
A ring of 8; tenor 17-2-14, diameter 48¾”, tuned to E
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 5-2-10 30¼ E 1809 John Briant Hertford J: BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809. THO IM ALLOWD TO BE BUT SMALL MY TONE IS HEARD ABOVE THEM AL
2 5-1-2 30¼ D# 1809 John Briant Hertford JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809 [6-pointed star]
3 6-0-6 32¼ C# 1809 John Briant Hertford [Calvary Cross] JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809
4 6-2-16 34 B 1809 John Briant Hertford [Calvary Cross] JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809 [Calvary Cross]
5 8-0-14 35½ A 1809 John Briant Hertford JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809 [Calvary Cross]
6 9-1-22 38½ G# 1809 John Briant Hertford [Calvary Cross] JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809 [Calvary Cross] [6-pointed star]
7 11-1-21 41½ F# 1894 John Warner & Sons London  
tenor 17-2-14 48¾ E 1809 John Briant Hertford [Calvary Cross] J TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL [Calvary Cross] AND TO THE GRAVE DO SUMMON ALL [Calvary Cross] [6-pointed star] [Cross fitcheé] [Calvary Cross] [6-pointed star] [Cross fitcheé] [6-pointed star]
JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1809 [Calvary Cross] EDWARD HEDGES & JOHN FRANCKLIN CHURCH WARDENS

Notes

  1. Andrew Bull states that the seventh cracked in 2001 and was replaced by the redundant old tenor from Silsden, West Yorkshire. It was hung by Eayre & Smith.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP742080

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