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St. Mary the Virgin, Kintbury, Berks
Newbury branch of the ODG
St. Mary the Virgin, Kintbury
St. Mary the Virgin, Kintbury
Dedication: St. Mary the Virgin, Kintbury

Service Ringing: Sun 9.30

Practice night: Thu 7.45pm

The Bells (8) 12-1-14

Access to ringing chamber: Stairs, gallery and ladder

The following information comes from a Whites of Appleton Ltd certificate in the tower.

The inscriptions are copied from F.Sharpe The Church Bells of Berkshire. He visited the tower in 1939.

Frame: Oak, F White, extended by White's 1995. Gear: 1995 Whites.

A ring of 8, tenor 12-1-14, diameter 44½" tuned to E
Bell Weight
Diameter Strike
Founder Foundry
Treble 4-3-1 28 E 1995 Whitechapel Bellfoundry London see below
2 5-0-23 28¾ D# 1995 Whitechapel Bellfoundry London  
3 5-2-11 30¾ C# 1702 Robert Cor Aldbourne J702 ROB/COR JOHN BLANDY ESQR : GAUE YS : BELL
4 5-3-15 32¼ B 1630 Nathaniel Bolter itinerant [Cross D6] ANNO DOMINI 1630
5 6-3-16 35 A 1669 Henry Knight II Reading GEORGE ELLY JOHN CLARKE C[L3]W
I • E H[K3]K 1669
6 8-0-5 36 G# c1576 William Knight Reading [Cross D12] OUR FATHAR WICH ART IN HEWEN
7 9-1-27 39¾ F# 1629 Nathaniel Bolter itinerant ANNO DOMINI 1629 I G R W [D6]
Tenor 12-1-14 44½ E 1629 Nathaniel Bolter itinerant [D6] COME WHEN I CALL TO SERVE GOD ALL 1629


  1. The following information is taken from the Whites of Appleton certificate at Kintbury:
    “In 1995 the six bells were re-tuned and two bells were added to augment the ring to eight. A new section of framework was installed and the bells rehung with completely new ringing fittings. The new Treble was given by the tower captain, Adam Rae-Smith and records the names of the Kintbury Ringers. The new 2nd bell was added in memory of Sir Gordon Richards, famous Jockey & Trainer; Donations were received for this bell from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Charles Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Michael of Kent.”
Church facilities: toilet The Ringing World Feb 11, 2005 reported that these toilets have just received the top 5-star rating in the 'Loo of the Year Awards 2005'

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU383669 - Difficult parking in street

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