Ogbourne St Andrew is a small village in the Kennet district of Wiltshire. It is near the village of Ogbourne St George the Church also serves the hamlets of Ogbourne Maizey and Rockley. More details can be found out about the parish at the official website.
In the churchyard there is a Round Barrow excavated originally in 1880 by Maud Cunnington and more recently an archaeological survey was carried out in 2013.
St Andrew’s Church
The small church has its origins in the 12th century with features surviving in the north door (with chevron hood mould, mask terminals and a weathered head above) and details of the arcades. The piscina at the south side is a re-used capital. The chancel with its south door is 13th century. In the 15th century the west tower was erected, the clerestory added and the church was re-roofed. The tower has a ring of five bells including a fifteen hundred-weight tenor tuned to F, cast c.1450.
The church was restored by William Butterfield in 1847-49 and was listed as a Grade I building in 1958.
For a detailed history of the church visit http://www.osahg.org.uk/detailed-church-history.html
Rockley had a chapel of ease in the 13th century, dedicated to St Leonard. It was demolished in the 16th century, but a new All Saints Chapel was built in 1872. However, this was closed in 1961.
Churchwardens In Ogbourne St Andrew
- Roger Swan (Click to Email) Telephone: 01672-841322 – (mobile 07923 436160)
- Contact Marion Gordon-Finlayson (Click to Email) Telephone: 01672-512125 (mobile 07776-747624).
Giving For Ogbourne St Andrew
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