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SS. Peter & Paul, Ellesborough, Bucks
Chiltern branch of the ODG
SS. Peter & Paul, Ellesborough
SS. Peter & Paul, EllesboroughŠAlan Bentley 28 Mar 2004
Dedication: SS. Peter & Paul, Ellesborough

Service Ringing: Sun 10.00

Practice night: Wed 8.00pm

The Bells (6) 8-0-22 - Restored 2004

In 2004 the six bells had their cast-in wrought iron staples drilled out and were retuned. The existing 6-bell frame was restored and strengthened and the six bells were rehung with completely new ringing fittings. At that time the 4th was found to be cracked and was taken to Soundweld for repair.
The Bells were rededicated on Sunday 24th April 2005.
Further details in the report in the 'Ringing World' no 4909 May 27 2005, page 493.
The restoration was carried out by Whites of Appleton, Church Bellhangers who supplied a certificate with the bell specifications below.

The inscriptions were taken from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire.

A ring of 6 bells; tenor 8-0-22, diameter 37½”, tuned to A
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-2-19 25¾ F# 1870 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel Mears & Stainbank, Founders, London. 1870.
(On Waist:)
“O ye Mountains, and Hills
bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him forever.”
2 4-1-5 27¾ E 1823 Thomas Mears Whitechapel [Border G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1823. [G11]
3 5-0-19 2915/16 D 1823 Thomas Mears Whitechapel [G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1823. [G11]
4 5-2-12 319/16 C# 1823 Thomas Mears Whitechapel [G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1823. [G11]
5 6-1-18 331/16 B 1863 G. Mears & Co. Whitechapel G. MEARS & CO. FOUNDERS LONDON FECIT 1863.
Tenor 8-0-22 37½ A 1823 Thomas Mears Whitechapel T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT [G11] ROBERT GREENHILL RUSSELL ESQR PATRON. [G11]
(On waist:)
REVD JOHN LEVISON HAMILTON RECTOR
JOSEPH ALLEN, THOS GURNEY, CHURCH WARDENS 1823.

Notes:

  1. The inscription on the treble has large Gothic capitals.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP836067

Local points of interest for non ringers: This is the Parish church of 'Chequers' the Prime Minister's country residence.

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