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St. Mary, Great Shefford, Berks
Newbury branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Great Shefford
St. Mary, Great Shefford
Dedication: St. Mary, Great Shefford

Availability and Restrictions *Unringable*

The Bells (6) 9-0-0# Anti-clockwise ring.

The following information comes from F.Sharpe The Church Bells of Berkshire. He visited the tower in 1939.

Frame: Oak.
Fittings: A White 1870.

A ring of 6, tenor 7-2-0#, diameter 36½”, tuned to Ab
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
Note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 3-1-11 F 1870 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON, 1870.
F. MENZIES, RECTOR.
I. LANGFORD,
I. W. WARD, CHURCHWARDENS.
AWAKE UP MY GLORY.
2 3-2-0# Eb c1770 Robert Wells Aldbourne R : WELLS : ALDBOURNE : FECIT .·.
3 4-0-22 Db 1870 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel IN WF IC [Bell] W[Bell]P [Bell] ANNO DOMINI 1662
RECAST BY MEARS & STAINBANK LONDON.
F. MENZIES, RECTOR.
I. LANGFORD,
I. W. WARD, CHURCHWARDENS. 1870.
4 4-2-0# C 1662 William Purdue Salisbury [Vine border all round bell]
[F] IN [F] WF [F] IC [Bell] W[Bell]P [Bell] [Border of fleurs-de-lys] [Fig 61 four times] ANNO DOMINO [Fig 61] 1662
5 5-2-7 Bb 1870 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel IN WF IC ANNO DOMINI 1662 [Bell] W[Bell]P [Bell]
RECAST BY MEARS & STAINBANK LONDON.
F. MENZIES, RECTOR.
I. LANGFORD,
I. W. WARD, CHURCHWARDENS. 1870.
Tenor 7-2-0# Ab 1735 John & Robert Cor Aldbourne :::: RICHARD KENWRICK RECTOR, IOHN FVLBROOK & RICHARD POCOCK CVRCH WARDENS :::: I& R COR J735

Notes:

  1. The tenor weight of 9-0-0# comes from the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers’ Annual Report, 2005.
  2. [F] is a Fleur-de-lys.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU380754

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