North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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The Branch web site contains up to date information about ringing in North Bucks. Much of the information formerly in this site can now be found there.

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Web development - Oct 2020

Contribution to the Zoom discussions about the History of Little Horwood's bells has prompted the development of a set of map pages.

These show the activity of the bell founders both in our area and outside.

North Bucks Branch Towers

This includes most of the towers that have been in the branch.

TowerDedicationBellsRecorded cwtRecorded qrsRecorded lbsMessage
AstwoodSt Peter3   Unringable with the church now redundant
Barton HartshorneSt James2   Not yet inspected for the Archive project.
BeachamptonThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary58027Recently re-hung
BletchleySt Mary81526 
Bow BrickhillAll Saints4    
BroughtonSt Lawrence4   Unringable but the Ellacombe apparatus is worked by wooden shafts
BuckinghamSt Peter & St Paul82703 
CalvertonAll Saints6    
ChicheleySt Laurence61620 
Clifton ReynesSt Mary the Virgin610214 
Cold BrayfieldSt Mary3   Unringable. The frame consists of 4 beams.
Downs BarnThe Cross and Stable86010 
Drayton ParslowThe Holy Trinity6   No longer in the North Bucks Branch
EmbertonAll Saints69018 
Fenny StratfordSt Martin6804 
GawcottHoly Trinity1   Not yet inspected for the Archive project.
GayhurstSt Peter1   An unringable ring of one.
Great BrickhillSt Mary the Virgin61407Recently augmented to 8
Great LinfordSt Andrew616122 
HanslopeSt James the Great82200 
HardmeadSt Mary3   Unringable. In the same state that Cocks saw them.
HavershamSt Mary3   A bit deep set but improved by being rung upstairs
HillesdenAll Saints69012 
LathburyAll Saints51100No ringing at present due to suspected frame movement
LavendonSt Michael & All Angels61033 
LeckhampsteadThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary51320 
Lillingstone DayrellSt Nicholas3   Not yet inspected for the Archive project.
Lillingstone LovellThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6620Recently augmented to 6
Little BrickhillSt Mary Magdalene3   An unringable ring of 3 with electric hammers. The frame foundations are too decayed to permit ringing.
Little LinfordSt Leonard2    
Little WoolstoneHoly Trinity3   An unringable ring of 3. The whole wooden structure of the roof moves with the bells.
LoughtonAll Saints611214 
Maids MoretonSt Edmund610320 
Milton KeynesAll Saints6900 
MoulsoeThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary4   Unringable. Wheels fallen apart.
New BradwellSt James1   A tower originally intended for a spire but never completed. The stonework stops at the ringing room floor and a single bell is hung for ringing in a wooden structure.
Newport PagnellSt Peter & St Paul821216 
Newport PagnellSt Luke1   Single bell in bell cote at the west end.
Newton BlossomvilleSt Nicholas3    
Newton LongvilleSt Faith81200 
North CrawleySt Firmin61200 
Old BradwellSt Lawrence67116 
Old WolvertonThe Holy Trinity614   
OlneySt Peter & St Paul102409Recently augmented to 10
PadburySt Mary61020 
RadcliveSt John Evangelist3    
RavenstoneAll Saints3   An unringable ring.
ShalstoneSt Edward the Confessor5811 
ShenleySt Mary61732 
SheringtonSt Laud51200 
SimpsonSt Thomas the Apostle6717 
Stanton Low 1   Now a ruin but the bell survives in storage.
Stoke GoldingtonSt Peter613122 
Stoke HammondSt Mary3    
Stony StratfordSt Giles812116 
StoweThe Assumption of St Mary the Virgin610323 
ThornboroughSt Mary the Virgin511323The branches only ring of steel bells
ThorntonSt Michael3   Not yet inspected for the Archive project.
TingewickSt Mary Magdalen51400 
TurwestonThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary2   At the very edge of the branch
TwyfordThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary61200 
TyringhamSt Peter51300 
WaltonSt Michael2   Bells no longer in the tower.
Water StratfordSt Giles3   Bells hung dead.
WavendonThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6835 
WestburySt Augustine3   An unringable ring. One bell is possibly cracked.
Weston UnderwoodSt Laurence6931 
WhaddonSt Mary614225Recently re-hung
WillenSt Mary Magdalene3   Unringable. The frame is in a very poor state and the fittings replaced, without faculty, with inferior parts.
WolvertonSt George1   A single bell. Originally hung for ringing, now chimed via a lever.
Woughton on the GreenThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6700