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

Service Ringing: Sun 9.00(2), 5.15(4)

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm

The Bells (6) 10-3-23

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from the North Bucks web site Dec 2003
The weights of bells two to five are estimated.
The inscriptions are from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 580.

A ring of 6; tenor 11-1-20
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 4-0-3   1988 Taylor Loughborough  
2 5-0-24# 30½ 1654 James Keene Woodstock JAMES KEENE # MADE THIS RING 1654 #
3 6-1-20# 33 1660 Richard Keene Woodstock 1660
4 7-2-2# 35 1654 James Keene Woodstock WILLIAM SPTCHER # CHVRCHWARDEN # 1654 #
5 10-0-0# 38 1654 James Keene Woodstock ROBART KNIGHT # CHVRCHWARDEN # 1654 #
tenor 10-3-23 40¼ 1665 Richard Keene Woodstock RICHARD KEENE MAD ME 1665

Notes:

  1. # represents a fleur-de-lys.
  2. The “4”s of “1654” on the second and fifth are inverted.
  3. The “B” of “ROBART” on the fifth is inverted.
Architecture
Whistler window
ęKMC 26 Mar 2005
Laurence Whistler window installed in 1975 in memory of Alice (1886-1972) the granddaughter of the last Duke of Buckingham.

Points of interest in church: Laurence Whistler engraved windows.

Church facilities: No toilet at the church, but several in the National Trust property adjacent

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP676374. From the road through Stowe village, take the turn to Stowe School, go up to the top of the drive and there is a person in a shelter on the right who will explain where to park.

Eating Places: Coffee shop in NT Stowe landscape gardens

Local points of interest for non ringers: National Trust Stowe landscape gardens surround the church. Email: stowegardens@nationaltrust.org.uk Tel: (01280) 822850

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