|Established January 17 1881|
|All Saints, Soulbury, Bucks
Central Bucks branch of the ODG
All Saints, SoulburyŠPB 4 Apr 2004
Dedication: All Saints, Soulbury
Practice night: Thu 7.30pm
The Bells (6) 15-0-21 last restored 2000
Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor
The following information comes from Peter Hayward of Hayward Mills Associates.
|treble||6-3-20||31½||C#||1661||Henry Knight II &
Ellis Knight II
|Reading||ROBERT [border] LOVETT
[flower] Esq +66+
|2||6-1-21||33¼||B||1697||Chandler family||Drayton Parslow||CHNDLER MADE ME 1697|
|3||7-3-0||34¾||A||1936||Mears & Stainbank||Whitechapel|
|4||10-2-4||38½||G#||c 1450||Unknown||Wokingham||[Cross F4] Sancta Martine Ora Pro Nobis [Lion’s head F2] [Coin Q3]|
|5||12-0-18||40½||F#||c 1450||Unknown||Wokingham||[Cross F4] Sancta Margareta Ora Pro Nobis [Lion’s head F2] [Coin Q3]|
|tenor||15-0-21||43¾||E||1592||Bartholomew Atton||Buckingham||[Cross G6] FRAVNCES [Sprig P4] [G6] [P4] [Cross D13] [Shield W66] LOVEVET [G6] [D13] [P4] 1592 [D13] [Saltire + Cross M5] A [M5] [D13] [P4]|
|sanctus||151/8||1714||Richard Chandler III||Drayton Parslow||R C MADE ME 1714|
From the Guide book to Soulbury
The tower dates from Tudor times. Extensive restoration to stabilize the stone-work and roof of the church started in 1995 and continued for 5 years. This was followed by the removal and recasting of the 6 main bells. With the bells removed, the bell frame and tower were strengthened and the two held together with steel joists. The bells were returned and fitted to the original bell frame, some of which is made of ancient ships’ timbers, at the beginning of 2000. The restoration was by Hayward Mills Associates. The ringing of the bells of Soulbury started in May 2000, the first time in living memory and continues with the bell ringing team weekly and at most services.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP882271. Sufficient space to park.
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