Harry Sear's band Astwood's bell frame Bletchley's bells in the churchyard Old Bradwell band Calverton's old church Thornborough re-hang Olney's bells Astwood church in the snow Downs Barn installation Newport sub-web
North Bucks Branch Archive Project

Main Branch site:

Branch site

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.

Latest on this site:

Corrections to analysis of bell harmonics at Wavendon and Great Linford - June 2022

BroughtonSt Lawrence4


Fastest peal

Longest peal(s)

 Broughton church. Take a look inside. The wall paintings are excellent.
Photo DescriptionBroughton church. Take a look inside. The wall paintings are excellent.
Approx Date1999

Branch events here:


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

Bell Frame

Bell Frame not yet surveyed

Classification from "Bellframes - A Practical Guide to Inspection and Recording - C J Pickford 1993"

The bells now

 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1  Sharp of C#/Db by 15 cents - - 28¼Anthony Chandler in 1655
2  Sharp of C by 5 cents - - 30Henry Jordan in 1465
3  Flat of B by 28 cents - - 36James Keene in 1622
3  Sharp of A#/Bb by 28 cents - - 36James Keene in 1622
4  Exactly A - - 39¾Henry Jordan in 1465


The figures and diagram below show the difference, in cents, between each bell and what it should be to be in tune with the tenor.
A positive figure shows that the bell is sharp, a negative figure shows that it is flat. There are 100 cents between notes on the scale.

History of bells in this tower:

From 1635From 1655
Sanctus of James Keene 
 1 of 4 Anthony Chandler
 2 of 4 Henry Jordan
 3 of 4 James Keene
 4 of 4 Henry Jordan