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:

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

ThornboroughSt Mary the Virgin5


Fastest peal

2h, 53mJune 22, 1991
2h, 59mMarch 29, 2008

Longest peal(s)

Photo Description 
Approx Date1985_05

Branch events here:

May 15, 2009Branch Practice 
September 3, 2005Quarterly MeetingEvening Ringing: Beachampton
May 16, 2003Branch Practice 
March 16, 2001Branch PracticeFocus on Rounds and Call Changes


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
John Hearne2March 29, 2008
William J Stungo2March 29, 2008
Peter G Ellis1June 22, 1991
B Douglas Hird1October 7, 1989
Colin M Turner1June 22, 1991
David G Goodger1October 7, 1989
George W Holland1October 7, 1989
Keith Abbot1January 17, 2004
Andrew M Farmer1June 22, 1991
Nicholas D Soanes1March 29, 2008

Bell Frame

Bell Frame not yet surveyed

Classification from "Bellframes - A Practical Guide to Inspection and Recording - C J Pickford 1993"

The bells now


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 1400From 1480From 1610From 1736From 1860
    1 of 5 Naylor,Vickers & Co
 1 of 4 John Danyell  2 of 5 Naylor,Vickers & Co
   2 of 4 Edward Hall3 of 5 Naylor,Vickers & Co
3 of 4 Robert Burford   4 of 5 Naylor,Vickers & Co
  4 of 4 Henry I Knight 5 of 5 Naylor,Vickers & Co