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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.

SheringtonSt Laud5


Fastest peal

2h, 40mDecember 31, 1981
2h, 43mJanuary 13, 1991

Longest peal(s)

 The stonework on the outside of Sherington tower is very similar to that at Cranfield
Photo DescriptionThe stonework on the outside of Sherington tower is very similar to that at Cranfield
Approx Date1990

Branch events here:

November 6, 2015Bob doubles, plain hunt and call changes 
May 2, 2014Call Changes & Plain Hunt 
October 7, 2011Rounds and Call Change Practice 
October 21, 2005Branch PracticeSpecial Method: S. Simon & S. Martin Doubles


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
Timothy A Wooding1February 21, 1981
Stephen A Wheeler1January 13, 1991
Shane A Saunders1December 31, 1981
Ronald J Snack1December 31, 1981
Robert J Crocker1December 31, 1981
Raymond C Moore1February 21, 1981
Peter G Ellis1January 13, 1991
P David Taylor1February 21, 1981
John F Murray1February 21, 1981
Ian R Fielding1January 13, 1991

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 11 cents - - 29½Pack & Chapman in 1773
2  Flat of C by 6 cents - - 31¾Watts in 1591
3  Flat of B by 16 cents - - 33½Henry Bagley 1 in 1672
4  Flat of A by 9 cents - - 35½Watts in 1591
5GDoveFlat of G by 13 cents12 - 0 - 040Watts in 1591


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 1591From 1672From 1776
  1 of 5 Pack & Chapman
2 of 5 William Watts  
 3 of 5 Henry I Bagley 
4 of 5 William Watts  
5 of 5 William Watts