Vale of the White Horse Branch
Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Branch Towers



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Photo of Ashbury
Tower :Ashbury (St Mary the Virgin) 
Bells :6 (anti-clockwise) Email tower contact
Tenor :13-2-0 in F sharp Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor :No Local Map
Ringing Times :Thursday 7.30-9 1st & 3rd weeks,
Bishopstone 2nd & 4th. Sunday 10.30*
Grid Reference :SU 265849 (OS Map 174)
Toilets :No
Tower Access :Inside church, spiral stairs under tower
Local Facilities :Village pub nearby
 
Photo of Buckland
Tower :Buckland (St Mary the Virgin) 
Bells : 8 Felstead Peal Records
Tenor : 17cwt in ELocal Map
Ground Floor : No
Ringing Times : Sunday 9.30*, Wednesday 7.30pm (weeks 2 and 4 only)
Grid Reference : SU343983 (OS Map 174)
Toilets : Yes
Tower Access : Through external door at base of tower, spiral stairs
Local Facilities :Village pub nearby
 
Photo of Buscot
Tower :Buscot (St Mary)
Bells : 4 Email tower contact
Tenor : 7-2-3 in A flat Local Map
Ground Floor : Yes
Ringing Times : Sunday 8.30(1) *
Grid Reference : SU226982 (OS Map 163)
Toilets :
Tower Access : At rear of church
Local Facilities :
 
Photo of Coleshill
Tower :Coleshill (All Saints)
Bells : 6 Email tower contact
Tenor : 7cwt in B flat Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : No Local Map
Ringing Times : Sunday 2nd 9am, 4th 10am,
Thursday 7.30pm (week 2 only)
Grid Reference : SU236938 (OS Map 163 & 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access : Through external door at base of tower, spiral stairs
Local Facilities :
 
Photo of Faringdon
Tower :Faringdon (All Saints)
Bells : 8 Email tower contact
Tenor : 17-1-7 in E Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : No Local Map
Ringing Times : Monday 7.30-9; Sunday 9.45-10.30
Grid Reference : SU288957 (OS Map 163 & 174)
Toilets : Yes, in adjacent church rooms
Tower Access : Internal access - up stairs to upper asset room and then up spiral stairs
Local Facilities :Plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops near church
 
Photo of Hinton Waldrist
Tower :Hinton Waldrist (St Margaret)
Bells : 6 Email tower contact
Tenor : 6-2-19 in B flat Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : Yes Local Map
Ringing Times : Thursday 7.30-9 *
Grid Reference : SU375991 (OS Map 164)
Toilets :
Tower Access : At rear of church
Local Facilities :None
 
Photo of Longcot
Tower :Longcot (St Mary the Virgin)
Bells : 8 Email tower contact
Tenor : 8-1-24 in A flatFelstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : Yes Local Map
Ringing Times : Friday 7.30-9, Sunday 9(weeks 2,3,4 only)
Grid Reference : SU274907 (OS Map 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access : Through church or tower door
Local Facilities :Village pub nearby
 
Photo of Lyford
Tower :Lyford (St Mary)
Bells : 3 Email tower contact
Tenor : 2-1-24 in A flatLocal Map
Ground Floor :
Ringing Times :
Grid Reference : SU390942 (OS Map 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access :
Local Facilities :
 
Photo of Shellingford
Tower :Shellingford (St Faith)
Bells : 6 Felstead Peal Records
Tenor : 6-0-18 in B Local Map
Ground Floor : Yes
Ringing Times : Sunday (1&3) 10.30am,
Thursday 7.30pm (weeks 1, 3 and 5 only)
Grid Reference : SU319936 (OS Map 164 & 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access : At rear of church, behind organ works
Local Facilities :
 
Photo of Shrivenham
Tower :Shrivenham (St Andrew)
Bells : 10 Email tower contact
Tenor : 13-0-2 in F Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : No Local Map
Ringing Times : Monday 7.30-9, Sunday 9.30-10.15, 5.30 (1)
Grid Reference : SU241891 (OS Map 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access : Internal access, door behind lecturn at base of central tower
Local Facilities :Plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops near church
 
Photo of Stanford in the Vale
Tower :Stanford in the Vale (St Denys)
Bells : 8 Felstead Peal Records
Tenor : 8-1-17 in G sharp Local Map
Ground Floor : No
Ringing Times : Tuesday 7-8, Sunday 9.15 (except 3rd 9.45) *
Grid Reference : SU342935 (OS Map 164)
Toilets :
Tower Access : Stairs at rear of church
Local Facilities :2 Pubs and local late shop nearby
 
Photo of Uffington
Tower :Uffington (St Mary)
Bells : 6 Email tower contact
Tenor : 12-3-17 in E flat Felstead Peal Records
Ground Floor : No Local Map
Ringing Times : Tuesday 7.30, Sunday 9.30 *
Grid Reference : SU302894 (OS Map 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access :
Local Facilities :
 

Unringable Towers

Photo of Great Coxwell
Tower :Great Coxwell (St Giles)
Bells : 5 Felstead Peal Records
Tenor : 11-1-26 in G Local Map
Ground Floor : No
Ringing Times : Unringable
Grid Reference : SU270934 (OS Map Sheet 163 & 174)
Toilets :
Tower Access : Inside church, stairs at rear
Local Facilities :
 
Photo of Longworth
Tower :Longworth (St Mary)
Bells : 5 (anti-clockwise)Local Map
Tenor : 10cwt in G
Ground Floor : Yes
Ringing Times : Unringable
Grid Reference : SU384994 (OS Map 164)
Toilets :
Tower Access :
Local Facilities :
 


* These towers particularly recommend checking ringing times, however it would always be sensible to check all times before travelling

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