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The Bell Tower

Make your Event Magnificent

The Bell Tower is a beautiful, historic church located within the grounds of The Elvetham. 

It has a long standing history, dating back to 1086 and has now been transformed into a stunning venue for events and weddings

The interior has been left as a rustic blank canvas, ready to be redesigened to suit individual style and requirements. 

The Bell Tower was deconsecrated in 1969 and is now available for civil ceremonies and events of up to 100 people. 

History of The Bell Tower

 A church was recorded in Elvetham in the Domesday Book of 1086 which most likely would have been a timber-framed, single chamber hall with a thatched roof. In 1488 the Bishop of Winchester recorded the admission of a new rector to the parish church of ‘Blessed Mary of Elvetham’, this would most likely have been a Norman building erected in c.1250

In 1840 the 3rd Lord Calthorpe spent £4,000 remodelling and enlarging the existing church, which occupies a prominent position ease of the house, in a neo-Norman style. It was designed by an architect called Henry Roberts.

Teulon, who was principally a church architect, made his own mark at St Mary’s from 1859, adding a font and decorating Robert’s plain spire with angels and Gargoyles. 

The parishes of Elvetham and Hartley Wintney were combined some decades ago and St Mary’s closed for services in 1969.

After it was deconsecrated, the interior was stripped and the building turned into a squash court by its then owners. As the squash court was rarely used, a subsequent owner turned it into a workshop and store.

The Matharu family, owners of Elvetham since 2019, have now brought the church back into use as an event space.