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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.

Lillingstone LovellThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary6


Fastest peal

2h, 18mApril 30, 1989
2h, 27mAugust 14, 1963

Longest peal(s)

 Belfry Office
Photo DescriptionBelfry Office
Approx Date0

Branch events here:

December 10, 2016Branch Practice & Xmas Social 
March 1, 2014Branch AGM 
April 21, 2012Branch Practice 
March 17, 2006Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Erin Doubles
September 2, 2000Quarterly Meeting 


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
George W Holland2November 17, 1967
William A Yates2November 17, 1967
Andrew A Ward1April 30, 1989
Bernard Phillips1January 18, 2003
Bernard J Stone1April 30, 1989
Charles E Truman1August 14, 1963
Colin M Turner1April 30, 1989
David Burbridge1August 14, 1963
David Moore1January 18, 2003
Doreen Spokes1January 24, 1953

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
1G#Weight BoardFlat of G#/Ab by 7 cents2 - 3 - 623Whitechapel in 2011
2F#Weight BoardSharp of F#/Gb by 2 cents2 - 3 - 1223½Taylor in 1952
3EWeight BoardSharp of E by 2 cents2 - 3 - 2624½Alexander Rigby in 1693
4DWeight BoardSharp of D by 3 cents3 - 2 - 326½Alexander Rigby in 1693
5C#Weight BoardFlat of C#/Db by 17 cents4 - 2 - 928¾Alexander Rigby in 1693
6BWeight BoardFlat of B by 2 cents6 - 2 - 032½Alexander Rigby in 1693


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 1693From 1952From 1963From 2011
   1 of 6 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd
 1 of 5 John Taylor & Co 2 of 6 John Taylor & Co
1 of 4 Alexander Rigby2 of 5 Alexander Rigby 3 of 6 Alexander Rigby
2 of 4 Alexander Rigby3 of 5 Alexander Rigby 4 of 6 Alexander Rigby
3 of 4 Alexander Rigby4 of 5 Alexander Rigby 5 of 6 Alexander Rigby
 5 of 5 Alexander Rigby4 of 4 Alexander Rigby6 of 6 Alexander Rigby