Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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1 Albury, Hertfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 13-2-25 (697 kg) in F. Mon. [website] TL435247
2 Aldborough, North Yorkshire, S Andrew (GF), 6, 11-1-0 (572 kg) in G. [website] SE405664
3 Ardeley, Hertfordshire, S Lawrence (GF), 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A♭. [website] TL308271
4 Ashen, Essex, S Augustine (GF), 3, 8-3-22 (454 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. TL747423
5 Bainton, Cambridgeshire, S Mary (GF), 4 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg). One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TF094060
6 Barming, Kent, S Margaret of Antioch, 6, 9-0-8 (461 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ719542
7 Barnardiston, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable. [website] TL711487
8 Bartlow, Cambridgeshire, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise; round tower. [website] TL585451
9 Bearsted, Kent, Holy Cross (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ800555
10 Bolney, West Sussex, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 8, 13-0-8 (664 kg) in F. Fri. TQ261226
11 Brailes, Warwickshire, S George, 6, 29-0-19 (1482 kg) in C. [website] SP315393
12 Bramfield, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Detached tower; round tower; tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] TM398737
13 Bratoft, Lincolnshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise. TF474650
14 Brookland, Kent, S Augustine (GF;T), 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in A♭. Detached tower. [website] TQ989258
15 Chetnole, Dorset, S Peter, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable. ST602081
16 Colchester, Essex, S Leonard at the Hythe (GF), 6, 15-0-0 (762 kg) in E. Fri (3rd). TM012247
17 Collingtree, Northamptonshire, S Columba (GF), 5, 12-2-2 (636 kg) in G. SP750557
18 Covenham St Mary, Lincolnshire, Annunciation BVM, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Unringable. TF339943
19 Dartmouth, Devon, S Clement, Townstal (T), 6, 7-2-11 (386 kg) in A. Mon 19:00. [website] SX869514
20 East Bergholt, Suffolk, S Mary V (GF), 5, 26-0-8 (1324 kg) in D. Anticlockwise; rung by hand (no ropes or wheels) in wooden cage in churchyard; the heaviest ring of five bells. [website] TM070344
21 East Brent, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 16-0-25 (824 kg) in E. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST343519
22 Eythorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Rung from porch. [website] TR279497
23 Fawsley, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (GF), 4, 11-1-4 (573 kg) in G♯. SP565567
24 Finmere, Oxfordshire, S Michael (GF), 3, 10-2-0 (533 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line. SP636331
25 Freiston, Lincolnshire, S James, 6, 14-1-4 (726 kg) in E. TF377437
26 Great Easton, Essex, S John & S Giles (GF;T), 6, 11-2-10 (589 kg) in G. TL607254
27 Harbledown, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. [website] TR131581
28 Iford, East Sussex, S Nicholas (GF), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. No visiting bands at present; only limited ringing allowed; unsuitable for inexperienced ringers; ropes fall in a straight line; rung from chancel; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. TQ408073
29 Iken, Suffolk, S Botolph, 5, 8-3-12 (450 kg) in A♭. [website] TM411566
30 Ipswich, Suffolk, S Lawrence, 5, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F♯. Building owned by Ipswich Historic Churches Trust; The oldest ring of five. [website] TM163445
31 Landewednack, Cornwall, S Winwallow (GF), 6, 8-1-19 (428 kg) in B♭. 5th (8-2-12) is heavier than tenor. Tue. SW711126
32 Little Horsted, East Sussex, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 11-2-21 (594 kg) in G. Tue (not always: check). TQ470183
33 Marldon, Devon, S John Bapt, 6, 15-3-0 (800 kg) in F. Wed. SX866635
34 Mere, Wiltshire, S Michael Archangel, 8, 23 cwt (~1170 kg) in D. [website] ST810322
35 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, All Saints, Loughton (GF;S;T), 6, 11-2-14 (591 kg) in G. Mon PN shared: Loughton:1st,3rd,5th; Shenley: 2nd,4th. Mon (1st, 3rd, 5th). SP837378
36 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Lawrence, Broughton (GF), 4 U/R, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-4 of 5. SP893401
37 Newport, Essex, S Mary V, 6, 14-2-17 (744 kg) in F. Thu. TL520341
38 Reepham, Norfolk, S Michael & All Angels, Whitwell (T), 8, 8-3-22 (454 kg) in A. TG100228
39 Roade, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (GF;T), 6, 10-2-17 (541 kg) in F♯. Rung from chancel. Tue (alt) 19:00. SP757518
40 Rushmere St Andrew, Suffolk, S Andrew, 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in A. Fri. [website] TM196460
41 Southfleet, Kent, S Nicholas (T), 6 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-6 of 6. [website] TQ613711
42 St Allen, Cornwall, S Alleyne (GF;T), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G. Unringable; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SW822506
43 St Dennis, Cornwall, S Denys (GF), 8, 9-1-27 (482 kg) in G. Tue. SW950583
44 Thorpe St Peter, Lincolnshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 13 cwt (~660 kg). Unringable. TF484606
45 Thorrington, Essex, S Mary Magd, 6, 9-0-22 (467 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). TM098196
46 Thurlby, Lincolnshire, S Germain, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg). Derelict; unringable. SK908617
47 Tillingham, Essex, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 2-7 of 8. Wed. TL993038
48 Welton le Wold, Lincolnshire, S Martin (T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. TF273873
49 Wivelsfield, East Sussex, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. TQ338207
50 Wymington, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 5 U/R, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F♯. Unringable. SP955644