Saint Edward - Leek
"Leek parish church is a large and venerable fabric, dedicated to St Edward the Confessor, and standing on an elevated site near the head of the market place, in a large burial ground. It is a Gothic structure, with a square tower, which contains a clock, six bells, and chimes.
In the interior are several mural monuments belonging to the Dainty and other families, also a copper plate, dated 1597, to John Ashenhurst and his four wives and ten children. The vicarage is in the patronage of the Earl of Macclesfield, and incumbency of the Rev TH Heathcote, MA. The Revs J Barnes, MA, and EFT Ribbans, BA, are the curates.
From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851
SURNAMES - forenames mentioned
Some monumental inscriptions for Leek can be found on the Wishful Thinking web site.
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