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St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon
St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon İBM 31 May 2004
Dedication: St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon

Practice night: Wed 8.00pm

The Bells (5) 12-1-8

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor. Cobbled ringing chamber on slope.

The Church Clock, Nether Winchendon.

The clock is of an early ( circa 1720 ) and rare type having a single hand and a 13’ 6” pendulum giving a beat of 1.89 seconds.

In 1967 the clock, after many years of inactivity, was thoroughly renovated by:
John F. Pearce, Sydney Heath, Donald O. White & H. Jennings of Maidenhead, Berkshire,
who gave their services, believing that the clock,because of its horological importance and interesting history should be maintained and passed to posterity in good order.

date of last restoration
Memorial to Canon Wigg and Frederick Sharpe past masters of the ODG İBM 31 May 2004

The Bells were rehung in 1979 by Whites of Appleton. Part of the funding was given by the ODG in memory of two past masters.

In the tower there are six bells, five of which are rung for most services and at the weekly practice on Wednesday evening. In 1980 the bells were restored to their full glory by Whites of Appleton after many years of fund-raising both here and in our generous sister communities of Winchendon and Barnardstown in the U. S. A. A complete set of bell ropes was purchased and fitted in 1990.

Most of the following information comes from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, 1897, page 617. At that time the fourth was badly cracked but was shortly to be recast.

The weights and diameters are from a tower notice relayed by Chris Pickford.
Frame & fittings by Whites of Appleton Ltd in 1979.

A ring of 5; tenor 12-1-18, diameter 41¼”, tuned to G
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 5-0-18 30¼ 1796 John Briant Hertford JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1796 THOMAS ROSE CHURCH WARDEN
2 5-2-24 31½ 1640 Ellis Knight I Reading PRAYES GOD 1640
3 7-0-25 34 1640 Ellis Knight I Reading HOPE IN GOD 1640
4 8-1-24 37 1897 Henry Bond Burford H. BOND AND SONS FOUNDERS: 1897: BURFORD OXFORDSHIRE
tenor 12-1-8 41¼ 1651 Ellis Knight I Reading LOVE GOD 1651
sanctus   14¾ 1622 Robert Atton Buckingham R • A • 1622 • • • • •

Notes

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP733123. Park in village

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