Ashby St. Ledgers (Daventry Branch)

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Blessed Virgin Mary & St.Leodegarius
Main Street. Ashby St. Ledgers

CV23 8UN

P.D.G.C.B.R. Daventry Branch
Dove’s Guide

4 Bells.
  • Treble. 1641. Hugh II Watts.              (6 cwt.)
  • 2nd.       1630. Hugh II Watts.          (6¾ cwt.)
  • 3rd.        1806. John Briant.               (8½ cwt.)
  • Tenor.  1630. Hugh II Watts. (Wt. 12 cwt.)
The Earlier Bells.
  • Records as at 1552, show 2 bells at Ashby St. Ledgers but prior to this date, three bells existed.
  • It appears that the treble bell became cracked & was sold for scrap in order to raise money for the upkeep of the Church, highways & welfare of the poorest villagers.
  • The present John Briant 3rd. was a replacement for a bell cast in 1681 by Matthew Bagley.

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