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St. Mary, Bletchley, Bucks
North Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Bletchley
St. Mary, Bletchley
Dedication: St. Mary, Bletchley

Service Ringing: Sun 9.30

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm

The Bells (8) 15-2-6

The following information comes from the North Bucks web site Dec 2003, with the bell diameters corrected to those on a tower notice.

Frame: cast-iron side-pattern; 1924, Taylor.
Gear: iron headstocks, ball-bearings, etc. also by Taylor in 1924.

A ring of 8; tenor 15-2-6
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 4-2-21 27½ 1717 Abraham Rudhall Gloucester GOD PRESERVE THE CHURCH [Border D8] A[Bell D1]R 1717 [D8]
2 4-3-1 28 1713 Abraham Rudhall Gloucester NOW PEACE & GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD [Border D2] A:R [Bell D1] 1713 [D2]
3 5-1-26 29½ 1712 Abraham Rudhall Gloucester QUOD SIT SACRA DIES PRIMO DENUNTIO MANE [Border C5]
A:R [Bell D1] 1712 [Bell D1] [D8]
4 6-2-10 32½ 1712 Abraham Rudhall Gloucester AD TEMPLUM PER ME POPULUS PROPERARE MONETUR 1712 [D2]
5 7-1-5 33¾ 1924 Taylor Loughborough  
6 7-3-4 35½ 1867 Robert Stainbank Whitechapel ROBERT STAINBANK, FOUNDER, LONDON, 1867
7 10-0-4 39½ 1827 R Taylor Oxford R : TAYLOR & SONS : OXFORD. MDCCCXXVII.
tenor 15-2-6 44½ 1893 Gillett & Johnston Croyden  

Notes:

From A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 319.
  1. This was originally a complete ring of 8 from Abraham Rudhall I
  2. The inscription on the fifth (34¼”) was:
    PULSA VOCO PLEBEM TRACTARE NEGOTIA VILLÆ 1712 A:R [Bell D1] [Border C5]
  3. The inscription on the sixth bore the words: Est Campanaru, sine me symphonia nulla
    and on the seventh: Conjugium partus mysteria festa decoro.
  4. The inscription on the tenor (44¾”) was:
    ME RESONARE IUBENT HOMINUM MORS CONCIO FUNUS [Border D2]
    BROWNE WILLIS ESQR BENEFACTOR [Border D14] A[Bell D1]R 1718 [D14]
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP863337

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