St Andrew

The Church

The chancel with its small double splayed windows dates from the mid-eleventh century but the north and south aisles were added towards the end of the twelfth century. The original Saxon east window was replaced in 1330 whilst the west tower was rebuilt in brick in 1703.

Opening the door of the church one is overwhelmed by a sense of history. Wonderful carved Jacobean box pews fill the nave whilst a fifteenth century doorway near the chancel reveals a narrow stairway which once led to a rood loft.

All in all a fine old church, a veritable time-warp, which has thankfully escaped the hands of restorers. The only twentieth century things in the church appear to be a modern organ and some beautifully embroided kneelers in the box pews. Long may it continue. [These are John Symond's sentiments, but how many of us endorse them!]

This information and picture come from the pages written by John Symonds for the Waterlooville's On-Line Parish Magazine. Link here.


Dove's reference for the bells:

Tichborne, Hants, St Andrew (GF), 6, 7-2-17 in A. 


Map reference  :  SU568303

Overlooking the Itchen Valley between Alresford and Winchester

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