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SS. Mary & Giles, Stony Stratford, Bucks
North Bucks branch of the ODG
SS. Mary & Giles, Stony Stratford
SS. Mary & Giles, Stony Stratford
Dedication: SS. Mary & Giles, Stony Stratford

Service Ringing: Sun 9.00

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm not Bank Holidays

The Bells (8) 12-1-16

The following information comes from Chris Pickford

Frame:
  • (back six) Timber, seventeenth century, partially reconstructed by Blackbourn & Greenleaf in 1893;
  • (trebles) lowside cast-iron on a grillage of rolled steel joists, Taylor 1923.
Fittings:
  • (back six) wooden headstocks, plain bearings, B & G 1893;
  • (trebles) iron headstocks, ball-bearings, Taylor 1923.

The back six were originally cast for St Bartholomew, Oakridge, Gloucestershire but the order was cancelled.
The ring was retuned by Taylors in 1923 but the fittings of 1893 were put back.
The inscriptions on bells 3 to 7 are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 584.

A ring of 8; tenor 12-1-16, diameter 42½”, tuned to F.
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Strike
note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-3-18 26 F 1923 Taylor Loughborough  
2 4-1-4 27½ E 1923 Taylor Loughborough  
3 5-0-12 30 D 1838 Taylor Oxford TAYLOR CAMPANARIUS OXFORD 1837:8
4 4-3-10 31 C 1838 Taylor Oxford TAYLOR FECIT OXON 1837:8
5 5-3-26 33½ Bb 1838 Taylor Oxford TAYLOR’S FECERUNT OXFORD 1837:8
6 7-0-15 35 A 1838 Taylor Oxford TAYLORS FECERUNT OXFORD [An Ox passant] 1837:8 [An Ox passant]
7 8-0-27 38½ G 1838 Taylor Oxford TAYLOR’S BELLFOUNDERS OXFORD 1837:8
tenor 12-1-16 43 F 1838 Taylor Oxford 1ST PETER 2ND C17TH V. FEAR GOD. HONOR THE KING W: & J: TAYLOR OXFORD BELL FOUNDERS 1837:8
sanctus 0-3-23# 13½   1838 Taylor Oxford (blank)

Notes:

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP787405

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