BANBURY : ENGLAND -OX

*Location:

   St.Mary's Church
   Hwy.A361 north of Banbury Cross
   Banbury, Oxon., England
   OS Ref. SP 453 405
   LL: N 52.06147, W 1.33943
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Banbury Branch, Oxford Diocesan Guild
   c/o Barry Davis
   E: bjdbellringer/@/btinternet.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   In 1897, G&J retuned existing octave
   and added 3 bells (presumably 2 trebles
   and a semitone), a chiming clock and a
   carillon machine.  Current added
   semitones are flat 7th (4b) and sharp
   4th (7#).  Also a Sanctus bell
   by Pack & Chapman, 1773.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1897, the instrument was enlarged to 11 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1___, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R10   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The local ringing association page has a tower photo and contact information.

The Historic England pages about this church do not mention the bells but do include photos of the tower.

Dove's Guide Online gives details of the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/02/25
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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