Badby (Daventry Branch)

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Address
St Marys Church
Church Hill. Badby
Northants

NN11 3AR
England


The major source of the western tributary to the river Nene, rises within the  parish boundaries.

Badby Church is part of the Knightley Benefice.

Dove’s Guide

P.D.G.C.B.R. Daventry Branch.

6 Bells.
  • Treble. 1931. John Taylor & Co. (5-3-11).
  • 2nd.       1623. Hugh II Watts.         (7-2-18).
  • 3rd.        1623. Hugh II Watts.         (8-2-19).
  • 4th.        2000. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (10-2-3).
  • 5th.        1623. Hugh II Watts.                                   (13-1-12).
  • Tenor.  1822. Robert Taylor & Sons.          (Wt.14-0-11).

Ground floor rope layout plan.
………….west wall of tower………….
……………………….4th.
……….3rd…………………………5th.
⇐south tower door
……….2nd………………………Tenor
……………………Treble
………↓glazed panel & nave↓………

  • Practice night is on a Wednesday.
    Tied bell practice for beginners/learners from 6:45 pm. to 7:30pm. followed by the bells being rung down, untied and then rung back up for the remainder of the evening until 9:00 pm.

Limited on road car parking, with local notices kindly requesting drivers to refrain from parking in certain areas close to Church.

The Earlier Bells.

In 1552,  4 bells were recorded at Badby.

  • According to records of 1878, the total is now 5 bells :-
  •      Treble. 1623. Hugh II Watts.
  •      2nd.       1623. Hugh II Watts.
  •    *3rd.        1754. Matthew III Bagley.
  •      4th.        1623. Hugh II Watts.
  • **Tenor.   1822. Taylor & Sons of Oxford & St. Neots.
  • * The previous 3rd. was dated 1684, cast by Matthew I & Henry II Bagley.
  • ** The previous tenor was dated 1653, cast by John Hodson of London.

Village amenities include :-
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