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St. Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon
St. Mary the Virgin, Long CrendonŠPB 1 Apr 2002
Dedication: St. Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon

Service Ringing: Sun 10.15, 5.30(3,4)

Practice night: Thu 7.30pm

The Bells (10) 17-3-17

Access to ringing chamber: Spiral staircase

A family peal

"On Wednesday last was married at Long Crendon, Bucks, by the Rev. J. Kipling, Mr John Bruce to Maria Ann, daughter of Mr Robert Dodwell. After the ceremony a peal of Grandsire Triples of 5040 changes was rung (for the first time these 20 years) by the following youths, on that fine ring of bells, in 3 Hours and 1 minute:

Messrs. Ephraim Shrimpton, Jonah Shrimpton, William Henry Shrimpton, John Mallam Shrimpton, Emmanuel Shrimpton, George Shrimpton, Robert Shrimpton, and William Shrimpton, who conducted the peal which was admirably performed."

First printed in Jackson's Oxford Journal - Saturday 8 Feb 1834reprinted in the Oxfordshire Family Historian April 2005 page 24

The Bells were rehung by Whites of Appleton Ltd in a metal frame with new fittings in 1991. See (The Ringing World 1991 page 710.)
The inscriptions on the Lester& Pack bells come from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire. 1897 page 457.
A ring of 10; tenor 17-3-17, diameter 48”, tuned to E
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 4-3-24   A 1991 Whitechapel London  
2 5-0-22   G# 1991 Whitechapel London  
3 5-1-4 29¼ F# 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel ALTHOUGH I AM BOTH LIGHT AND SMALL I WILL BE HEARD ABOVE YOU ALL [Border, G11]
LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768
4 5-1-27 29¾ E 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel ALTHOUGH BUT SMALL OUR TONES ARE GOOD JOHN BAKER BLACK SMITH FOR US STOOD [Border, G11]
LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768
5 6-0-3 32 D# 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel PEACE AND GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD [E11] LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768 [Border, G11]
6 6-3-19 33¾ C# 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel MUSICK IS THE MEDICINE TO THE MIND [E11] LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768 [Border, G11]
7 7-3-20 36½ B 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel [Border, G11] OUR VOICES SHALL WITH JOYFUL SOUND MAKE HILLS & VALLEYS ECHO ROUND [G11]
[G11] LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768 [G11]
8 10-0-9 39 G# 1902 Henry Bond Burford H. BOND & SONS, FOUNDERS, BURFORD, OXON, 1902.
9 13-0-24 43½ F# 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel YE RINGERS ALL THAT PRIZE YOUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BE SOBER MERRY WISE AND YOU’LL THE SAME POSSESS [Border, G11]
LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1768
tenor 17-3-17 48 E 1768 Lester & Pack Whitechapel [Border, G11] HUGH WEST & JNO CROOK CH. WARDENS 1768 [E11] LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT [G11]
IN WEDLOCK BANDS ALL YE WHO JOIN WITH HANDS YOUR HEARTS UNITE SO SHALL OUR TUNEFUL TONGUES COMBINE TO LAUD THE NUPTIAL [E11]
RITE
sanctus   16¾   1719 George Chandler Drayton Parslow G C 1719

Notes

  1. The diameter and inscription on the 8th comes from a F. Sharpe manuscript.
  2. The 8th is to be replaced by the old Lester & Pack 8th from Abingdon St. Helens in 2006.
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