Willoughby Waterleys (L.D.G.)

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St. Mary's Church
Church Lane, off Main St. Willoughby Waterleys


The village was formerly known as Willoughby Waterless.

Leicester Diocesan Guild, Leicester District.
Dove’s Guide

5 Bells.
  • Treble. 1911. John Taylor & Co.
  • 2nd.       1907. John Taylor & Co.
  • 3rd.        1730. Thomas I Eayre.
  • 4th.        1907. John Taylor & Co.
  • Tenor.  1632. Hugh II Watts. (Wt.6-1-24).

Practice Night  Re-established : Most Mondays, resuming January 2015.
7.30pm. to 8.30pm.
( Practice night was previously on a Friday).

The Earlier Bells.

It is recorded in 1878 there were 4 bells:-

  • Treble. 1818. Unknown Founder.(replaced 1907)
  • 2nd.       1730. Thomas I Eayre. (Modern 3rd.)
  • 3rd.        c15th. / early16th.century? Unknown founder.                     “Sancte lavrenci ora pro nobis”   (replaced 1907).
  • Tenor.  1632. Hugh II Watts. (Modern Tenor).

It is possible the previous 2nd.may have been cast by one of the Watts family.

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