St Mary the Virgin, Kirtlington

St. Marys Kirtlington enjoys a fine ring of 8 bells, tenor 16-1-19 cwt.

The ringing team has been revived in the past three years and holds weekly practices and monthly service ringing. Practice nights are Monday 7.30pm – 9.00 pm

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Bell details

8 bells, 16-1-19 in E

  Diameter Note Weight Founder
Treble 2’4½” E 5-1-8 Taylor 1938
2 2’6½” D# 5-0-20 Mears 1853
3 2’8″ C# 5-2-25 Mears 1870
4 2’10” B 6-1-20 Bagley 1718
5 3’1″ A 7-2-12 Bagley 1718
6 3’3″ G# 9-0-13 Bagley 1718
7 3’5½” F# 13-0-4 Taylor 1938
Tenor 3’11” E 16-1-19 Rudhall 1753

The treble and 7th bells recast and the peal tuned and rehung in 1938 by John Taylor & Co, Bellfounders & Bellhangers, Loughborough. Inscriptions (as best I can read the hand written notes in the tower): Treble: Robert Dashwood 1718. I was recast by the gift of the Diocesan Guild of Ringers 1938 2: Sir Robert Dashwood 1718. Recast by C & G Mears. London 1853 3: Sing to the Lord a new song. Recast at the expense of the Parish 1870 4: His sound shall be heard in the Holy Place. Henry Bagley made this ring to beseech in the year of Our Lord 1718. 5: And the fifth sounded. HB 1718 6: The Kingdom of the world did -illegible- .Be it known to all that do me see that H Bagley he made me. 7: Christ shall reign for ever and ever. H. Bagley made me. 1718 Tenor: I to the Church the living call and to the grace do summon all. A (Bell) R. 1753 Sanctus Bell: HB MA 1718. Re-hung 1768. Walter Pryer. Thomas Forey. Churchwarden. Bells bear Dashwood Coat of Arms.