Ring of 3 bells (7½ cwt / ~380kg) in the key of Bb
OS map ref. SU 609862 (map 175)
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Ground floor ring.
None – unringable. It is reported that the bells have not been rung for several years.
None – unringable.
Anti-clockwise ring. There are canons on the 2nd and 3rd bells.
|No.||Weight cwt qr lb||Note||Date Cast||Founder|
|1||5-0-0||D||1636||Ellis Knight I|
Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) is buried in the churchyard, near to the fence stile behind the church.
She was a contralto for whom Edward Elgar composed and The Dream of Gerontius. Her grave is inscribed:
With her whole heart she sang songs,
and loved him that made her.
The tower joined the Reading Branch on 10th February 2007.