Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Combe ...

... Combe Bottom ...
  
... Manor Farm House (17th century) - Church Lane  ...
  
... walls surrounding St. Swithin's Churchyard
(17th/18th century) ...
 
... wooden tower.  There are 3 bells:
C# - Treble, inscribed 'Sancte Laurente' (1430)
A - Tenor, inscribed 'Give thanks to God (1616)
B - Second, by T. Mears (1831)
The bells have recently re-hung. 
One by the Parishioners and Friends of Combe,
the two other by friends of the late Mrs. Mowat.
source: info in church
     
 ... the nave dates from the 2nd half of the 12th century.
The roof of the nave was renewed in 1933.
Electric light was installed in 1952 ...
source: info in church
     
... offerings during a harvest festival ...

Church of St. Swithin (12th/13th century)
... flintstone wall with a small wooden tower
and date stone 1652 ...
  
... the church existed here at the time of the Doomesday Survey.
Soon after the Norman Conquest the Manor of Combe
was given to the Abbey of Bec Hellouin in Normandy.
It was afterwards attached to the Convent of
Benedictine Monks at Ogbourne ...
source: info in church
  
Combe ...
 by en.wikipedia.org
... is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire ...

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