Burbage (L.D.G. Hinckley District).

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Address
Church of St. Catherine
Church St. Burbage
Leics

LE10 2DB
England


  • A large  Leicestershire village, situated on the B578 road, 2 miles north of A5 Watling Street.

Benefice: Burbage with Aston Flamville.

Church website.
Leicester Diocesan Guild, Hinckley District.
Dove’s Guide.

8 Bells.

All bells cast in 1925 by John Taylor & Co.

  • Treble. (3-2-21).
  • 2nd.       (3-2-15).
  • 3rd.        (4-1-6).
  • 4th.        (4-3-24).
  • 5th.        (6-0-21).
  • 6th.        (7-1-16).
  • 7th.        (9-2-7).
  • Tenor.  (Wt.14-1-23).

Step ladder up to ringing area, accessible via west tower door or nave.

Upper floor rope layout plan.
…west wall & window of tower…
………..6th………7th.
⇓trapdoor…..rope spider
5th………………………………Tenor

….4th.

……..3rd…………………………Treble
……………………..2nd.
……↓gallery rail & nave arch↓……

  • Notice for visiting bell ringers:
    To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull  & hook down  control cable located on north wall of tower, adjacent to Treble rope.

Accessibility to Church.
Level paths from pavements to south porch & west tower door entrances.

  • Ringing practice is on a Tuesday, 8.00pm. to 9.00pm.

Observations.

Toilets.

On street car parking.
Please be aware of drives & pathways leading to dwellings around Church area, also be aware of parking restrictions.

The Earlier Bells.

Church sources indicate 3 bells at Burbage prior to 1761.

  • Other records show 5 bells  from 1761 until 1925 :-
  • Treble.               1761. Thomas II Eayre of Kettering.
  • 2nd.                     1813. Thomas Mears of London.
  • 3rd.       dated 1701. (Founder unknown).
  • 4th.       dated 1761. (Thomas II Eayre?)
  • Tenor. dated 1701. (Founder unknown).
    (Further research is required).

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