St. Kenelm
Enstone (6)

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Church Enstone is separated from, and to the east of Neat Enstone which lies astride the A44 by the river Glyme. Most of the houses are situated round, Church Road, with its pub – The Crown. The airfield, used by light aircraft, is out of the village on the high ground to the east. The farmland around the village is mainly arable.

 The main lychgate to the church is off the top of Church Road. The church has a tower, which is not high and is mainly overshadowed by the surrounding trees so is not really visible from afar. There has been a church on the site since 810 but the present building dates from the 12
th century with a 14th century porch with room above. The dedication is believed to be the first to St Kenelm, the Cotswold Saint. The south aisle chapel has a stone altar with a six canopy reredos forming part of the window. The 14thcentury font is octagonal with quatrefoil decoration. Outside, on the south side of the tower is a sundial, which is a recent addition.

The Bells
Maker                                                            Inscription

 
Treble: 5-0-2 W.I Taylor Founders Oxford 1831           Thomas Davis and Nathaniel Parsons    Churchwardens 1831
 
2           5-0-18   as above                                                             as above
 
3           5-2-26  as above                    plus:  Long may our benefactors live and know what pranks we play our gratitude to show
 
4           6-3-18(recast 1961)                                                         as above
 
5           6-3-18   as above                                                             as the treble
 
6          10-2-14 John Taylor and Co. Founders
                        Loughborough England 1981



No regular Sunday ringing or practice