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St. Firmin, North Crawley, Bucks
North Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Firmin, North Crawley
St. Firmin, North Crawley
Dedication: St. Firmin, North Crawley

Service Ringing: Sun 5.30(2,4)

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm (alt with Chicheley)

The Bells (6) 12-1-15

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from the Bowell archives.
Bowell added a treble, recast the second (now the third) and tenor and rehung the bells with steel headstocks in a new steel frame.

The tenor was recast again by Whitechapel in 1948; they may have retuned/recast other bells then, so the other weights in the table may not be accurate.

The inscriptions on the three older bells are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 538,
are from the North Bucks web site Dec 2003

A ring of 6; tenor 12-1-15
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 6-0-0#   1907 Alfred Bowell Ipswich ALFRED BOWELL FOUNDER IPSWICH 1907
2 6-2-21 33 1638 James Keene Woodstock [Cross 2] GOD SAVE OVR KING 1638 IK
3 6-3-22   1907 Alfred Bowell Ipswich T. MEARS LONDON FECIT 1813 RECAST BY BOWELL OF IPSWICH 1907
4 8-0-8 35¾ 1652 Anthony Chandler Drayton Parslow CHANDLER MA DE ME[Stop 77] 1652 [G03, twice] [Fleur-de-lys 78]
5 9-2-3 39 1824 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel [Border G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1824. [Border G11]
on waist WM NASH
WM BREWER CH WARDENS
tenor 12-1-15   1948 Mears & Stainbank Whitechapel NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE ME 1613 BOWELL OF IPSWICH RECAST ME 1907
MEARS & STAINBANK OF LONDON RECAST ME 1948

Notes:

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP927447

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