|Established January 17 1881|
|All Saints, Spelsbury, Oxon
Chipping Norton branch of the ODG
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 1983A ring of 6; tenor 10-3-16 tuned to G
|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 .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:. .:.|
[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|
|London||WHITES OF APPLETON CHURCH BELLHANGERS,
ELIZABETH HIGGS ROBERT DATSON
‡ 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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