All Saints
Spelsbury (6)

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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.

The church has a very large 1st floor ringing chamber. There are six bells the tenor weighing 10cwt 3qrs 16lbs. They are inscribed as follows:
Treble:        R Wells 1788 "Altho you see I am but small I shall be heard among you all"
Second:      Robert Wells Aldbourn Wilts Fecit 1788
Third:         Mears & Stainbrook Founders London Recast 1924
Fourth:       Robert Wells Aldbourn Wilts Fecit 1788
Fifth:           John Hunslow & Thomas Calcutt Churchwardens Robert Wells Aldbourn Wilts
                    Fecit 1788
Tenor:        Whites of Appleton Church Bellhangers, Elizabeth Higgs Robert Datson Church Wardens, Recast 1983 Whitechapel

Captain: Kenneth Wakefield, tel. 01608 810089

Ringing: 1st Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Practice: Monday (except 1st) 7:30 p.m. (variable with Chadlington)