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Charlwood, St Nicholas

The Street, Charlwood, RH6 0EE    Find on map
Number of bells: 6
Tenor Weight: 11½ cwt
Ground floor ring: No

District: Southern
Practice Night: Tuesday
Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 9.00-9.30am. Practice: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Entry: Entry on the  north side of the church through the Nicholas room.
Contact: Secretary: Mark Davies

The North Aisle of the church was built circa 1080 and includes a Norman arch, window and the tower (about two thirds of the present height). The priest may well have lived in the area we now use as the ringing chamber. The South Aisle was built around 1280 and has good, interesting murals on the walls. Some two hundred years later, around 1480, the nave and chancel were completed, together with an excellent screen. The next stage of development was the re-building of the vestry in 1540. The top of the tower was added circa 1660. In 2008/9 a small extension was added to the northern side, giving the parish and our visitors much better facilities - a kitchen, a toilet and a small meeting room.
The ringing room is accessed via a spiral staircase - regrettably there is no disabled access.