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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.

TyringhamSt Peter5


Fastest peal

2h, 44mAugust 13, 1983
2h, 47mNovember 20, 1988

Longest peal(s)

 Probationary member certificate for F Miller
Photo DescriptionProbationary member certificate for F Miller
Approx Date1907

Branch events here:

September 17, 2004Branch Practice 
April 19, 2002Branch PracticeCarters Doubles
April 14, 2000Branch PracticeSpecial Methods: Union Bob and Antelope


Who has circled the tower to peals:

No-one has circled this tower

Who has rung the most peals here:

RingerPealsMost Recent
George W Tompkins1January 11, 1908
Amos Smart1May 19, 1928
Arthur R Armstrong1December 9, 1950
B Douglas Hird1August 13, 1983
Cecil Sharp1December 9, 1950
Charles J Knight1August 13, 1983
Charles W Smith1January 11, 1908
Colin M Turner1November 20, 1988
David C Ockwell1August 13, 1983
Edith Sharp1December 9, 1950

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 C#/Db by 5 cents - - 29¾James Keene in 1629
2  Sharp of B by 14 cents - - 32Richard Chandler III in 1720
3  Sharp of A#/Bb by 5 cents - - 33¾James Keene in 1629
4  Sharp of G#/Ab by 23 cents - - 37½Thomas Russell in 1735
5F#DoveFlat of G by 20 cents13 - 0 - 041¼Richard Chandler III in 1708


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 1629From 1708From 1720From 1735
1 of 5 James Keene   
  2 of 5 Richard III Chandler 
3 of 5 James Keene   
   4 of 5 Thomas Russell
 5 of 5 Richard III Chandler