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

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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.

Latest on this site:

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

There have been a small number of bell founders resident in North Bucks and several within a day's journey with a waggon.

These pages aim to show where these bell founders delivered bells to and how their businesses operated over time.

This information comes from a number of sources depending on whether the bell, or even church, still exists.

Most early bells are included in the first 'County' books. A small number of such bells are inferred by more recent researchers such as Matthew J Smith in his 'Buckinghamshire Bells and Bellfries.'

Most of the bells cast since the County books have been identified in Dove's Guide or in Buckinghamshire Bells and Belfries.

It is intended to add a note to each marker to show the source of the information.

1 - The products of individual bell foundry locations

2 - The work of individual founders

3 - Change over time

This map shows the locations of the nearby foundries.