Chesterton

Chesterton

St Mary, Chesterton

3 bells, 11½cwtin F#. Anti-clockwise

Bell Inscription Weight
Treble HENDRY FARMER AND IAMES KEENE MADE ME 1623 Not known
2nd HENDRY FARMER AND IAMES KEENE MADE ME 1623 Not known
Tenor None – random ornamental lettering Not known
Estimated 11 cwt,
but handles like 14 cwt!

Notes

All on plain bearings, with wooden headstocks, and canons removed. The cast-in crown staples have been cut off, but stumps are still embedded.

There is also a Sanctus bell which still has canons and crown staple.

The bells are in a 4 bell frame. The empty pit still has original hardwood bearings let into the top cill. The missing bell was removed when the tower clock was installed in the room below.

For ringing information contact:

Mrs Rosemary L. Henson
Himley Farm Bungalow,
Middleton Stoney Road,
Chesterton,
Bicester,
Oxon OX26 1RT

The Treble
Chesterton Treble #2Second

Chesterton Second #2Tenor

Chesterton Tenor #3Empty pit

Chesterton Empty Pit