Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Chart Sutton, Kent, S Michael (GF), 6, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TQ804494
21.5 E East Sutton, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 8-1-16 (426 kg) in A. Thu. [website] TQ827495
32.1 W Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 13-3-2 (699 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: 5th (cracked headstock); rung from chancel. Wed. [website] TQ771498
42.6 E Ulcombe, Kent, All Saints (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Fri. [website] TQ846497
52.8 NNE Leeds, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Fri (with additions). [website] TQ825533
62.9 NE Broomfield, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 6, 3-3-2 (191 kg) in C. [website] TQ839524
73 NNW Otham, Kent, S Nicholas (T), 6, 7-1-3 (370 kg) in A. [website] TQ789540
83.1 W Linton, Kent, S Nicholas, 8, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TQ754501
93.4 WNW Loose, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 3, 8-3-21 (454 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ757520
103.7 SSE Headcorn, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 21-0-5 (1069 kg) in D♯. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Thu. [website] TQ831442
113.8 N Bearsted, Kent, Holy Cross (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ800555
124.2 SSW Staplehurst, Kent, All Saints (S;T), 10, 19-2-7 (994 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ786429
134.3 NE Hollingbourne, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ843550
144.6 NW Maidstone, Kent, All Saints, 10, 32-0-20 (1635 kg) in C♯. Thu. [website] TQ759554
154.8 SW Marden, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 14-1-0 (724 kg) in F♯. [website] TQ744446
164.9 ENE Harrietsham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-2-12 (640 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ874530
175 W Hunton, Kent, S Mary (GF), 6, 11-2-5 (586 kg) in G. [website] TQ724497
185 WNW East Farleigh, Kent, dedication unknown (GF), 8, 7-3-0 (394 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] TQ734533
195 NW Maidstone, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 6-1-24 (328 kg) in C. PN: by arrangement. [website] TQ748552
205.1 N Thurnham, Kent, S Mary V (GF;T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. [website] TQ803576
215.3 S Frittenden, Kent, S Mary, 8, 15-1-4 (777 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TQ813409
226 WNW Barming, Kent, S Margaret of Antioch, 6, 9-0-8 (461 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ719542
236.1 WNW West Farleigh, Kent, All Saints, 3, 5-1-20 (276 kg) in C. Ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders. [website] TQ715535
246.1 ENE Lenham, Kent, S Mary, 8, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ899521
256.2 NNW Boxley, Kent, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-10 (551 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ774589
266.4 SE Smarden, Kent, S Michael, 6, 18-1-21 (937 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TQ879422
276.5 ESE Egerton, Kent, S James, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ908475
286.6 W Yalding, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 6, 17-0-5 (866 kg) in E. Wed 20:00. [website] TQ698500
296.6 WNW Teston, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] TQ705535
306.8 NNE Bicknor, Kent, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 2 cwt (~100 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming - all bells have very small wheels designed for swing chiming; steel bells; unringable; No stays or sliders; No mains electricity; tuning: (approx) 1,3-5 of 5 but hums are in tune. [website] TQ860588
316.9 NE Wormshill, Kent, S Giles (GF), 6, 3-1-15 (172 kg) in E. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ881574
327.3 NE Frinsted, Kent, S Dunstan (GF), 6, 6-1-1 (318 kg) in A. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ891574
337.4 SSE Biddenden, Kent, All Saints, 8, 22½ cwt (~1140 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] TQ848384
347.6 NW Aylesford, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 13-2-7 (689 kg) in F. Tue. [website] TQ729590
357.6 WNW Nettlestead, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 5-0-22 (264 kg) in B♭. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ685521
367.8 WNW Wateringbury, Kent, S John Bapt, 6, 7-1-19 (377 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] TQ685536
377.9 NW East Malling, Kent, S James Gt, 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in G. Thu 20:00. [website] TQ702570
387.9 NW Ditton, Kent, S Peter ad Vincula (GF), 3, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in D♯. Ropes fall in a straight line; rung from porch; tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] TQ709580
398 ESE Pluckley, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 12-3-25 (659 kg) in E. Tue. [website] TQ926453
408.1 NNE Stockbury, Kent, S Mary Magd, 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. [website] TQ846616
418.2 NE Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
428.4 SSW Cranbrook, Kent, S Dunstan, 8, 21-2-15 (1099 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ776361
438.8 SW Goudhurst, Kent, S Mary V (T), 8, 23½ cwt (~1190 kg) in D. [website] TQ723378
449 ESE Little Chart, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 6-0-21 (314 kg) in B. TQ944458
459 WNW East Peckham, Kent, S Michael (GF), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F♯. [website] TQ661521
469.1 WSW Brenchley, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 17-3-24 (913 kg) in E. Mon (not always: check). [website] TQ679417
479.3 NW West Malling, Kent, S Mary V (GF), 8, 10-1-9 (525 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TQ678575
489.3 E Charing, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ954494
499.3 WNW Mereworth, Kent, S Lawrence, 6, 9-1-7 (473 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ660537
509.4 SW Horsmonden, Kent, S Margaret (T), 8, 17-2-10 (894 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TQ703381