|Established January 17 1881
|St. Augustine of Canterbury, East Hendred, Oxon
Old North Berks branch of the ODG
St. Augustine of Canterbury, East Hendred
ęKMC 6 Jan 2004
Dedication:St. Augustine of Canterbury, East Hendred
David Trotman, Tean, The Millham, West Hendred, Wantage, Oxon OX12 8RN
Tel: 01235 833531 email: davetrot@AOL.com
Service Ringing: Sun 10.00
Practice night: Tue 7.00-8.00pm by arrangement
Availability and Restrictions
The Bells (6) 22-0-0# (not the usual tuning)
Access to ringing chamber:
Spiral staircase (12 steps) from vestry to first floor overlooking the nave.
Points of interest in church
- The pulpit was put up at the restoration of the monarchy; it
commemorates King Charles the marytr. His head is carved in one of the panels.
- the lectern with a crusader's foot stamping on a three headed animal
the tower is almost identical in design to that of
St. Michael's church Blewbury.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU459886. Park in main street.
Eating Places: Pub: ‘The Wheatsheaf’
Local points of interest for non ringers:
- Hendred House and its St.Amand Chapel
- Chumps chapel now a local museum
- Trout farm on the A415 where you can fish for your supper
- Hendred Vinyard where English wine can be bought
- Scutchamer Knob, an earthwork on the Ridgeway at Cuckhamsley Hill
- The Icknield Way runs south of the village. Its surface has been
improved by SUSTRANS, as part of the National Cycling network, between
Upton and Wantage.
- Roy Jenkins lived here.
He was a politician who was part of the 'Gang of 4' who set up the
'Social Democrats'. He was a Chancellor of Oxford University. He is buried
in the new cemetery near the hedge.
Page last updated 14 Aug 2005
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