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Holy Trinity , Bledlow, Bucks
Chiltern branch of the ODG
Holy Trinity, Bledlow
Holy Trinity, BledlowŠAlan Bentley 28 Mar 2004
Dedication: Holy Trinity, Bledlow

Service Ringing: Cancelled for the foreseeable future (6 Apr 2006)

Practice night: Cancelled for the foreseeable future

Availability and Restrictions Limited. No more than four peals per year and not mid-June to mid-September.

The Bells (8) 12-2-11 - restored 1983. One clock hammer to take off.

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from Chris Pickford who sent information from the tower notice via Andrew Bull .

The Bells were rehung by Whitechapel in a new frame constructed locally in 1985.

The older inscriptions and diameters are copied from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, 1897 page 317.

A ring of 8 bells; tenor 12-2-11, tuned to F
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter
(inches)
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-3-20   1983 Whitechapel London  
2 4-1-26   1983 Whitechapel London  
3 4-3-14   1983 Whitechapel London  
4 5-3-1 32½ 1683 Richard Keene Woodstock 1638
5 6-1-17 34½ 1683 Richard Keene Woodstock 1683
6 8-1-4 36¾ 1683 Richard Keene Woodstock 1683
7 9-3-21 40½ 1683 Richard Keene Woodstock RICH KEENE CAST THIS RING     1683
Tenor 12-2-11 44¾ 1842 William & John Taylor Oxford THE REV : WILLIAM STEPHEN VICAR RICHARD PIGGOTT & JAMES HARGRAVE CHURCHWARDENS.
W & J TAYLOR FOUNDERS     1842

Notes:

  1. The inscription on bell 3 is made with the same figures as the other bells of Richard Keene and was probably intended to be 1683
  2. When Henry Knight I died in January 1622-3 "Bledlowe in the County of Buck" owed him £ 4. 2s, probably for recasting a bell
Points of interest in church wall paintings.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP778022

Eating Places: The Lions of Bledlow

Local points of interest for non ringers: The Lyde Garden

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