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All Saints, Spelsbury, Oxon
Chipping Norton branch of the ODG
All Saints, Spelsbury
All Saints, Spelsbury
Dedication: All Saints, Spelsbury

Service Ringing: Sun (variable) (with Chadlington)

Practice night: Mon 7.30pm

The Bells (6) 10-3-16

The church has a very large 1st floor ringing chamber. The Bells were rehung by Whites of Appleton in the original frame in 1983.

The follow information is from Andrew Bull. The inscriptions are taken from F. Sharpe The Church Bells of Oxfordshire. He visited the tower in 1929.

The tenor was recast in the Whitechapel foundry and the peal rehung by White's of Appleton in 1983

A ring of 6; tenor 10-3-16 tuned to G
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
Note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 4-1-12 E 1788 Robert Wells Aldbourne ALTHOUGH YOU SEE I AM BUT SMALL : I SHALL BE HEARD AMONG YOU ALL .:. R : WELLS : 1788 .:.
2 4-3-0 D 1788 Robert Wells Aldbourne ROBERT WELLS ALDBOURNE WILTS FECIT .:. 1788 .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:.
3 5-0-24 C 1924 Mears &
Stainbank
London RECAST 1924
[Whitechapel foundry mark]
MEARS & STAINBANK LONDON.
4 6-0-6 B 1788 Robert Wells Aldbourne ROBERT WELLS ALDBOURNE WILTS FECIT .:. 1788 .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:.
5 7-0-8 A 1788 Robert Wells Aldbourne JOHN HUNSLOW & THOMAS CALLCUTT CHURCH WARDENS .:. ROBERT WELLS : ALDBOURNE : FECIT 1788
Tenor 10-3-16 G 1983 Whitechapel
Foundry
London WHITES OF APPLETON CHURCH BELLHANGERS,
ELIZABETH HIGGS ROBERT DATSON

Notes:

‡ This inscription and the following information was translated from the Chipping Norton website.

Spelsbury is a small unspoilt village north west of Charlbury and has picturesque views of the Evenlode Valley.

The church tower, though much restored, is Norman as are the pillars of the main arch leading into the church beyond the font. The arch itself, like the pillars and arches in the nave date from about 1300, whilst the side windows are 15th century. The chancel has been much restored and the East window is modern. Originally the church had a spire but this was blown down one night in 1771.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP349215. Park in ‘No Through Road’.

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