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St. Mary, Pitstone, Bucks
Chiltern branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Pitstone
St. Mary, PitstoneŠAB 18 Oct 2004
Dedication:St. Mary, Pitstone Availability and Restrictions Unringable. Ringing suspended: chiming only until headstocks on 2 & 3 are replaced (21 September 2004).

This is a redundant church, cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

The Bells (3) 8-0-0#

Most of the bell information below comes from John E. Hearn The Rings and Chimes Of Buckinghamshire Churches, page 58.
The inscriptions are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 550.
A plain square embattled tower at the west end with a stair turret on its north side. The 3-stage tower has 3 bells hung for full-circle ringing from the ground floor.

A ring of 3; tenor 8-1-0#, diameter 36”.
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 5-2-0# 30 1652 Richard Chandler III Drayton Parslow CHANDLER MADE ME 16 52 [Border G3] [Cross 77] [Fleurs-de-lys 78]
2 6-1-0# 32 1786 Robert Patrick London ROBERT PATRICK OF LONDON FOUNDER 1786
tenor 8-1-0# 36 1786 Robert Patrick London STEVENS & PORTER CHURCHWARDENS ROBERT PATRICK OF LONDON FOUNDER 1786

Notes:

  1. The tenor weight of 8-0-0# in the main file is the estimate quoted by Dove
  2. .
  3. There are blank spaces on the tenor inscription where it was intended to inscribe the christian names of the churchwardens.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP943149

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