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Established January 17 1881
St. Peter, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
East Berks & South Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Peter, Chalfont St Peter
St. Peter, Chalfont St Peter ©PB 05 Apr 2004
Dedication: St. Peter, Chalfont St Peter

Service Ringing: Sun 9.30, 6.00pm.

Practice night: Wed 7.30pm

Availability and Restrictions Visiting ringers: readily available. Quarter peals: readily available. Peals: possible but a good reason is needed.

The Bells (6) 11-0-2

  • Draught: Not excessively long. Rope guides and an intermediate floor. No nasty surprises.
  • Audibility: 3 - (On a scale of 1 to 5, 1=faint 5=very loud)
Access to ringing chamber: Entrance by side door, up wooden stairs (approx 12) to 1st floor.

Thanks to Andrew Bull for the following information from The Ringing World, 1982 page 521. The inscriptions are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 339.

Frame: wooden.
Gear: wooden headstocks, ball bearings.

A ring of 6, tenor 11-0-2, diameter 40", tuned to G
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Strike
Note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 4-0-9 27 E 1798 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel [Border G11] THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1798 [G11]
2 4-3-17 29¼ D 1884 Henry Bond Burford HENRY BOND & SONS BELL FOUNDERS BURFORD
OXFORDSHIRE 1884
3 5-3-7 32¾ C 1798 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel [Border G11] THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1798 [G11]
4 6-3-25 33½ B 1798 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel [Border G11] THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1798 [G11]
5 8-2-22 36½ A 1798 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel [Border G11] THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1798 [G11]
tenor 11-0-2 40 G 1798 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel JOHN HATCH SENR WILLIAM HUNT CHURCH WARDENS. MM GURNEY JOSH HATCH JOSH GURNEY JOHN HATCH JUNR [Border G11]
(on waist:) THOS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1798

Notes:

Church facilities: Toilet; there is one in the church which is not readily available. The church would have to be opened for this.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: TQ000909

Eating Places: Two or three pubs in the village. The nearest is ‘The Greyhound’ = bar/restaurant. The ‘White Hart’ is the ringers’ pub.

Local points of interest for non ringers: Village shops. Common and playing fields with swings and slides.

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