The tower has a ring of four bells. Roger Landen of Wokingham, Berkshire cast the second bell in about 1450. Robert Eldridge of Wokingham cast the treble bell in 1592. Henry I Knight of Reading, Berkshire cast the tenor bell in 1608. Abraham II Rudhall of Gloucester cast the third bell in 1719. For technical reasons the bells are currently unringable. St Giles' has also a Sanctus bell that Ellis I Knight of Reading cast in 1639.
Gilbert Sheldon held the living of the parish for a time in the 17th century. Sheldon also simultaneously held the livings of Hackney, Ickford, Buckinghamshire and Oddington, Oxfordshire. After the Restoration of the Monarchy, Sheldon was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury in 1663"
St Giles church as you can see is old
Along with the porch which you can see is made of a wood frame with Wattle & Danube though in this case it looks like plaster
The porch shelters the old Norman Doorway
Above the spire looks very chunky bing supported by huge butresses
Left this was the first time I had encountered sheep in a churchyard
Left the North wall of the church and Right the area between the buttresses
Left a gap in the wall showing part of the older church. Right the door on the North side of the church
Views along both North & South sides of the church