|Established January 17 1881|
|St. Giles, Cheddington, Bucks
Chiltern branch of the ODG
St. Giles, CheddingtonİAlan Bentley 28 Mar 2004
Dedication: St. Giles, Cheddington
Service Ringing: Sun 8.30(3), 9.45(2)
Practice night: alternate months with Marsworth Saturdays 10.30. Please see the Chiltern website for further information.
The Bells (6) 11-3-0
The following information comes from the 2002 Church booklet (sic) and from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, 1897.A ring of 6; tenor 11-3-0, tuned to F#
|treble||5-0-24||1911||Alfred Bowell||Ipswich||ALFRED BOWELL IPSWICH FOUNDER 1911|
|2||5-3-14||31½||1638||James Keene||Woodstock||GOD SAVE OVR KING 1638 IK|
|3||7-0-14||34¾||1593||James Dier||Itinerant||JOHANNES DIER&dagger HANC CAMPANAM FECIT|
|4||8-2-14||35½||1634||James Keene||Woodstock||[Cross 1] GOD SAVE OVR KING 1634|
|5||9-2-23||1911||Alfred Bowell||Ipswich||[inverted shield N2]
(recast by Alfred Bowell 1911)
|tenor||11-3-0||1638||Richard Chandler||Drayton Parslow||[Fig 77] RICHARD [Fig 77] CHANDELER [Fig 77] 1638 [Fig 80]|
The 14th century Chancel was retained when the Nave and North aisle were rebuilt in the 15th century with larger windows to let in the maximum light. The Nave roof was releaded in 1963 and then in stainless steel in 1978 after the lead had been stolen.
The broad 57’ tower was built in the same period as the nave. It is in three stories. In 1983 a new timber floor was constructed to form a separate Ringing Chamber. The ground floor is now the Choir Vestry. (See Photo below.)
From “St Giles Church Cheddington. A Short Guide”,4 June 2002
Church facilities: Toilet and kitchen in church
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP922180; park in long church drive.
Public Transport: Nearby railway station (½ mile).
Eating Places: Pubs: ‘The three horseshoes’ & ‘The swan’
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