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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:

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


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North CrawleySt Firmin6

Peals5
Quarters13
Members0

Fastest peal

TimeDate
2h, 36mSeptember 28, 1984
2h, 44mMarch 19, 1983

Longest peal(s)

 Tower with spire
Photo DescriptionTower with spire
Approx Date1900
  
123

Branch events here:

DateEventNotes
April 26, 2014Branch Practice 
May 18, 2007Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Norfolk Surprise Minor
February 16, 2001Branch PracticeSpecial Method: Surfleet Surprise

Peals

Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Kevin M Price2September 28, 1984
Frederick J Mynard2June 24, 1911
Charles W Clarke1June 24, 1911
E E Mynard1November 23, 1907
Eric T Lane1September 28, 1984
Ernest G Mynard1November 23, 1907
Frank Tysoe1November 23, 1929
George White1November 23, 1929
Harry Sear1June 24, 1911
Henry W Gayton1June 24, 1911
123

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 by 3 cents - - 30¼Alfred Bowell in 1907
2  Exactly C - - 33¼James Keene in 1638
3  Flat of A#/Bb by 22 cents - - 31¾Alfred Bowell in 1907
4  Sharp of G#/Ab by 23 cents - - 36½Anthony Chandler in 1652
5  Sharp of F#/Gb by 20 cents - - 38T Mears in 1824
6F#DoveFlat of F by 16 cents12 - 0 - 042M & S in 1948

Tuning

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.
BellTuning
137
240
3-1
4-11
5-13
60

History of bells in this tower:

From 1613From 1638From 1652From 1813From 1824From 1907From 1948
     1 of 6 Alfred Bowell 
 1 of 5 James Keene     
   2 of 5 Thomas II Mears 3 of 6 Thomas II Mears 
  3 of 5 Anthony Chandler  4 of 6 Anthony Chandler 
5 of 5 Newcombe (generic)   4 of 5 Thomas II Mears  
     6 of 6 Alfred Bowell6 of 6 Mears & Stainbank