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Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary, Beachampton, Bucks
North Bucks branch of the ODG
Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary, Beachampton
Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary, Beachampton
Dedication:Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary, Beachampton

The Bells (5) 8-0-27

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor. Enter by S. Door 2 steps down into church. Ring under the W. tower which is open to all weathers.

The following information comes from the North Bucks web site Dec 2003.
The weight of the Sanctus is estimated.

A ring of 5; tenor 8-0-27
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-1-3 1912 Gillett & Johnston Croydon CAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON
2 3-3-7 1912 Gillett & Johnston Croydon CAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON
3 4-1-19 1912 Gillett & Johnston Croydon I*S SANCTA MARGARETA ORA PRO NOBIS. RECAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON 1912
4 5-3-6 1912 Gillett & Johnston Croydon + NOS:PRECE:SANCTORUM:DEFENDAS:XPE:TORUM. RECAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON 1912
tenor 8-0-27 1912 Gillett & Johnston Croydon ROBERT ATTON MADE ME 1633 WE. RECAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON 1912
sanctus 1-0-5# 1895 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel  

Notes:

Details of the old ring of 3 can be found in A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 312.
Their weights taken from a Gillett & Johnston order book were:

  1. 7-0-22
  2. 8-2-5
  3. 9-3-17
Points of interest in church

Church leaflet says “The tower is open to the nave at ground level, the bells being rung from this position. The belfry (not open to visitors) is reached by a long ladder. The timbered bell chamber and shingled spire of 1680 were restored by Street. The three original bells were recast into a peal of five in 1912 by Gillett and Johnson of Croydon. There is also a Sanctus bell dated 1695. (Details of inscriptions if you need them)”

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP771371 park on road

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