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St. Mary the Virgin, Clifton Reynes, Bucks
North Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Mary the Virgin, Clifton Reynes
St. Mary the Virgin, Clifton Reynes
Dedication: St. Mary the Virgin, Clifton Reynes

Service Ringing: Sun by arrangement;

Practice night: Tues 7.30pm Oct - end of June

The Bells (6) 10-2-14

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from the North Bucks web site Dec 2003
The weights of all bells, apart from the tenor, are estimated.
The inscriptions on the old five are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 358.

A ring of 6; tenor 10-2-14, diameter 38¾”.
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-3-15#   1905 Alfred Bowell Ipswich ALFRED BOWELL MADE ME 1905
MAGNIFICAT ANIMA MEA DOMINUM
2 4-3-16# 28½ 1664 John Hodson London * IOHN + HODSON + MADE + ME + 1664 * IG + IS + CW + WH
3 5-2-5# 30 1664 John Hodson London * IOHN + HODSON + MADE + ME + 1664 * IG + IS + CW + WH
4 6-1-22# 32¼ 1664 John Hodson London * IOHN + HODSON + MADE + ME + 1664 * IG + IS + CW + WH
5 8-1-1# 35¼ 1664 John Hodson London * IOHN + HODSON + MADE + ME + 1664 * IOSEPH + GALE + IOHN + SHARPE + CHURCHWARDENS + O WH 0 0 * O * 0
tenor 10-2-14 38¾ 1664 John Hodson London + I O L + ES * IOHN + HODSON + MADE + ME + 1664 + IOSEPH + GALE + IOHN + SHARPE + CHURCH + WARDENS + * O WH O + O + O + O + O

Notes:

  1. The initials W H on the five old bells are those of William Hull who founded bells with John Hodson.
  2. * is a Fleur-de-lys.
  3. + is a diamond shaped word separator.
  4. There are many impressed coins on the old bells described in detail in Cocks.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP899514

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