West Haddon

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All Saints' Church
High St. West Haddon



  • A by-pass (A428) now routes around the eastern side of the village.
  • The Church is in the centre of West Haddon & up until c1648 the tower had a spire.
  • One of the western tributary sources of the river Nene rises in the Parish.
  • Benefice:- Long Buckby & Watford, West Haddon & Winwick.
P.D.G.C.B.R. Guilsborough Branch.

Dove’s Guide

5 Bells.
  • Treble.1913. Alfred Bowell. (5½ cwt.)
  • 2nd.      1611. “Newcombe”.   (6½ cwt.)
  • 3rd.       1682. Henry II Bagley.  (8 cwt.)
  • 4th.      *(No date). Edward Arnold of Leicester. (9½ cwt.)
  • Tenor. 1729. Thomas Eayre of Kettering.          (12½ cwt.)

*The bell is inscribed with the name of the vicar of West Haddon. Local records indicate that James Charters (or Chartres) was at West Haddon from 1784 to 1823.
Edward Arnold was at Leicester from 1784 to 1799 so we can almost assume that the bell was cast during this period at Leicester.

Upper floor ringing area accessible via a short but steep, half tread stairway. 

Upper floor rope layout plan.

………..west wall of tower………..
                                           stairway EXIT ⇓


2                                1

                                    belfry ladder ⇑
………↓gallery rail & nave↓………

<<< EXIT <<< south door <<<


Accessibility to Church.
A series of 4 short flights of several steps & landings from the road, lead up to the south door of the Church.

Toilet Facilities.


Ropes 2 & 3 drop close to south wall.

The Earlier Bells.

It is recorded, there were 5 bells in 1878.

  • The previous treble was cast in 1636 by Hugh II Watts.
  • The 4th. cast in 1611 by Newcombe of Leicester.
  • The 5th.(Tenor), an “Alphabet” bell by the Newcombe or Watts family, possibly cast maybe in the similar era as the 4th. bell.
    (Further research is required.)

Village amenities include :-
Public house, serving food.
Shop, selling general stores.

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