|Established January 17 1881|
|St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon İBM 31 May 2004
Dedication: St. Nicholas, Nether Winchendon
Practice night: Wed 8.00pm
The Bells (5) 12-1-8
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:
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.
|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 • • • • •|
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP733123. Park in village
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