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:

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.

BroughtonSt Lawrence4
Unringable but the Ellacombe apparatus is worked by wooden shafts

Fastest peal

Longest peal(s)

Branch events here:

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

Who has circled the tower to peals:

Who has rung the most peals here:

 Documented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteWeightDiameterCast by
1    - - 28¼Anthony Chandler in 1655
2    - - 30Henry Jordan in 1465
3    - - 36James Keene in 1622
4    - - 39¾Henry Jordan in 1465
The figures 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.

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