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Ashchurch, St Nicholas

The Parish Church of St Nicholas is on the North side of the A46 which runs along the South of the village of Ashchurch. There is a small car park between the A46 and the Church.

One unusual feature of the Church is the oak rood screen built in the late 15th century. The tower is at the West end of the Church and the ringing room is reached by climbing the 25 steps of a narrow spiral stone staircase. The entrance to the staircase is in the soutwest corner of the Nave. The room has one sizable arched window but is quite small and there is not much room for people in addition to those ringing the 8 bells.

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The Bells

The tower has a ring of 8 bells with a tenor weighing 11-2-24 in F. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St Nicholas. There is some additional information provided by The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers.

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