Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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1 Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, S Mary, 6, 8-0-21 (416 kg) in G. Anticlockwise; No mains electricity to provide lighting on stairs or ante chamber to protect bat population. [website] SO387303
2 Arlingham, Gloucestershire, S Mary V, 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] SO706106
3 Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, S Barbara, 6, 7-1-16 (376 kg) in A. Tue (3rd, 4th, 5th). [website] SO996377
4 Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, S Michael & All Angels, 12, 25-2-25 (1307 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; only limited ringing allowed. [website] SJ941989
5 Astley, Worcestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F♯. [website] SO787676
6 Aston Ingham, Herefordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 5-1-17 (274 kg) in B. [website] SO683235
7 Awre, Gloucestershire, S Andrew (GF;T), 6, 10-0-21 (518 kg) in G. Fri. [website] SO708080
8 Ballylesson, Down, Northern Ireland, Holy Trinity, Drumbo (T), 8, 11-2-27 (596 kg) in F♯. Thu (1st, 3rd: check). J329672
9 Bangor on Dee, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales, S Dunawd (GF), 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in B♭. SJ388454
10 Bath, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, Bathwick, 10, 18-3-20 (962 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] ST756650
11 Bath, Somerset, S Saviour, Larkhall (T), 8, 10-3-3 (547 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST759663
12 Batheaston, Somerset, S John Bapt, 8, 13-2-18 (694 kg) in F. Thu (by arrangement). [website] ST777679
13 Beoley, Worcestershire, S Leonard (T), 8, 10-2-20 (542 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] SP065696
14 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, S Mary V, 10, 21-1-3 (1081 kg) in E♭. Detached tower. Wed. [website] ST684990
15 Bicknoller, Somerset, S George (T), 6, 10-2-6 (536 kg) in F♯. PN shared: Bicknoller; West Quantoxhead. Mon (exc 4th). [website] ST110394
16 Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire, S Laurence (GF;T), 8, 14-0-24 (722 kg) in F. Tue. [website] SP100518
17 Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 8-2-18 (440 kg) in A. Tue 19:00. [website] SO323884
18 Bloxham, Oxfordshire, Our Lady of Bloxham (GF), 8, 26-3-7 (1362 kg) in C♯. Fri. SP429356
19 Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire, S Lawrence, 6, 11-1-27 (584 kg) in F. [website] SP175325
20 Bradley, Staffordshire, S Mary & All Saints, 5 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A. Unringable. SJ879180
21 Bredwardine, Herefordshire, S Andrew, 6, 9-2-1 (483 kg) in B♭. PN alternates: Bredwardine; Clifford. Wed (alt). [website] SO334445
22 Bristol, City of Bristol, Holy Trinity, Horfield (T), 5, 6-3-14 (349 kg) in B♭. Mon. [website] ST591767
23 Bristol, City of Bristol, Holy Trinity, Stapleton, 6, 13-1-16 (680 kg) in F♯. Anticlockwise. Wed. [website] ST615759
24 Broadwas, Worcestershire, S Mary Magd (T), 5, 4-0-20 (212 kg) in C♯. [website] SO754551
25 Broadway, Worcestershire, S Eadburgha (GF), 6, 18-1-16 (934 kg) in E. Rung from chancel. [website] SP097362
26 Brockhampton, Herefordshire, Chapel, 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in D. Anticlockwise. SO683548
27 Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 10, 17-1-17 (884 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SO956706
28 Buckland, Gloucestershire, S Michael (GF), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F♯. [website] SP081360
29 Buckland Dinham, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 10-2-19 (542 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] ST754512
30 Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, S Mary, 6, 6-2-17 (338 kg) in B♭. Thu. SO039510
31 Calne, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 8, 23-2-19 (1202 kg) in D. Fri. [website] ST999709
32 Cardigan, Ceredigion, Dyfed, Wales, S Mary, 6, 13-2-2 (687 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. SN180460
33 Castlemorton, Worcestershire, S Gregory (T), 6, 6-3-18 (351 kg) in A. [website] SO794372
34 Charlton, Wiltshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in G. Thu. ST959889
35 Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, S Mary, 8, 17-0-13 (870 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] SO964204
36 Chastleton, Oxfordshire, S Mary V, 6, 6-3-8 (347 kg) in G. SP248290
37 Chedworth, Gloucestershire, S Andrew (GF), 6, 10-1-16 (528 kg) in G. Thu. [website] SP051121
38 Chester, Cheshire, Old St Mary's (T), 8, 13-3-8 (702 kg) in F. Former church of S Mary on the Hill; bells owned by Chester Diocese; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; access to ringing room via a vertical ladder. SJ405658
39 Chetton, Shropshire, S Giles (GF), 6, 12-1-9 (626 kg) in F♯. SO663903
40 Chirk, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales, S Mary (S;T), 6, 7-2-8 (385 kg) in A♭. Mon 19:00. SJ291376
41 Church Honeybourne, Worcestershire, S Ecgwyn, 5 U/R, 12-1-0 (622 kg) in F♯. Unringable. [website] SP119440
42 Church Leigh, Staffordshire, All Saints, 6, 14-2-12 (742 kg) in E. Wed. SK024358
43 Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, S Llawddog, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders. SN190430
44 Cirencester, Gloucestershire, S John Bapt (S), 12, 27-1-16 (1392 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. [website] SP023020
45 Cold Aston, Gloucestershire, S Andrew (GF), 5, 5-3-16 (299 kg) in B. 4th (6-0-10) is heavier than tenor. [website] SP127199
46 Colwich, Staffordshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 7-2-10 (386 kg) in A. Thu. SK010211
47 Coreley, Shropshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. SO613739
48 Cowley, Gloucestershire, S Mary (GF), 6, 7¾ cwt (~390 kg) in A. [website] SO965146
49 Cranham, Gloucestershire, S James Gt (GF), 6, 9-1-16 (477 kg) in A♭. [website] SO891124
50 Croston, Lancashire, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Mon. SD489183