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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.

ChicheleySt Laurence6


Fastest peal

2h, 42mAugust 21, 1965
2h, 43mMay 8, 1966

Longest peal(s)

 G E Brown
Photo DescriptionG E Brown
Approx Date1914

Branch events here:

October 2, 2015Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
April 18, 2015Branch Practice 
April 4, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
May 3, 2013Call Changes & Plain Hunt Practice 
August 15, 2008Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Durham S Minor
March 18, 2005Branch Practice 
September 20, 2002Branch PracticeCarlisle S Minor
November 19, 1999Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Oxford TB Minor


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Charles W Clarke4July 8, 1922
Frederick J Mynard3July 12, 1913
William Freeman3June 11, 1910
Leonard Turner2March 2, 1929
Ernest Freeman2December 19, 1931
Ernest G Mynard2June 11, 1910
Herbert L Harlow2December 19, 1931
J Lovell2May 20, 1908
William Sharp2June 11, 1910
Frederick W Booth2May 20, 1908

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  Flat of D#/Eb by 29 cents - - 31Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718
2  Flat of C#/Db by 27 cents - - 33Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718
3  Flat of B by 20 cents - - 35Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718
4  Sharp of A by 20 cents - - 36½Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718
5  Flat of G#/Ab by 23 cents - - 40Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718
6FDoveSharp of F by 18 cents16 - 2 - 045Abraham Rudhall 11 in 1718


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 1718
1 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall
2 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall
3 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall
4 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall
5 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall
6 of 6 Abraham I Rudhall