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:

Web development - Jan 2021

A long needed review of table names in the dataase has prompted a complete check of the code behind this site. You probably won't see much difference, except in a few places where HTML5 coding has been introduced.

The Flash mp3 player in the tower and bell pages has been replaced with the HTML5 audio player..

For Little Horwood:

More detail from the Central Bucks towers that were formerly part of North Bucks are being included.

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.