Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Preston, Kent, S Mildred (GF), 6, 7-3-21 (403 kg) in G. PN alternates: Preston; Wingham. Tue (alt: check). [website] TR243604
21.8 WSW Wickhambreaux, Kent, S Andrew, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. Thu. [website] TR219587
31.8 S Wingham, Kent, S Mary V, 8, 19¼ cwt (~980 kg) in E. Ringing currently not permitted; PN alternates: Preston; Wingham. [website] TR241574
42.6 SW Littlebourne, Kent, S Vincent, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Mon (check with contact) 18:30. [website] TR210578
52.7 NNW Chislet, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 15-3-9 (804 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] TR224643
63 ESE Ash next Sandwich, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 21-3-0 (1105 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TR287583
73.5 NW Hoath, Kent, Holy Cross (GF), 3 U/R, 4¾ cwt (~240 kg) in C. Unringable. [website] TR203641
83.7 S Goodnestone, Kent, Holy Cross, 6, 11-2-12 (590 kg) in A♭. [website] TR254545
93.7 NE Monkton, Kent, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 7-0-9 (360 kg) in A. Fri 18:30. [website] TR278652
103.9 W Fordwich, Kent, S Mary V, 4 U/R, 6¼ cwt (~320 kg) in C. One or more bells not hung; unringable. [website] TR180598
113.9 SSW Adisham, Kent, Holy Innocents, 4 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : tenor; one bell (or more) from ring unhung : 1,2,3; unringable. [website] TR227542
124.1 NNE St Nicholas at Wade, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Thu (by arrangement) 20:00. [website] TR265666
134.2 W Sturry, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9-3-7 (498 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TR175601
144.3 SW Bekesbourne, Kent, S Peter (GF), 6, 7-2-16 (388 kg) in A♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Mon. [website] TR194554
154.7 SW Patrixbourne, Kent, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 4-2-25 (240 kg) in D. Unringable. [website] TR189551
164.8 ENE Minster (Thanet), Kent, S Mary V, 5, 17 cwt (~860 kg) in E. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. Wed. [website] TR310642
175 S Nonington, Kent, S Mary V (GF), 3 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TR252523
185.1 NW Herne, Kent, S Martin, 8, 12-2-5 (637 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TR182658
195.4 SW Bridge, Kent, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] TR183541
205.4 SE Eastry, Kent, S Mary BV, 8, 16-3-20 (860 kg) in E♭. Mon 18:30. [website] TR310547
215.6 ESE Sandwich, Kent, S Peter, 8 U/R, 15-2-9 (792 kg) in E♭. One or more bells not hung; unringable; manual curfew rung: daily at 20:00 on tenor (only bell ringable); tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR330581
225.7 ESE Sandwich, Kent, S Clement, 6, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F♯. Sat 09:15. [website] TR332580
236 W Canterbury, Kent, S Stephen, Hackington, 8, 10-1-26 (533 kg) in A♭. Mon. [website] TR148591
246 WSW Canterbury, Kent, Cath & Metropolitical Ch of Christ, 12, 34-3-4 (1767 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TR150579
256 WSW Canterbury, Kent, S Alphege, 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. No regular ringing. [website] TR149580
266.3 NE Birchington, Kent, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park (GF), 12, 14¾ cwt (~750 kg) in F. Sat (1st, 3rd). [website] TR310680
276.4 W Canterbury, Kent, S Dunstan, 6, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR142583
286.5 NE Birchington, Kent, All Saints, 8, 8-2-17 (440 kg) in A. Tue. [website] TR301690
296.5 SE Betteshanger, Kent, S Mary V, Northbourne Park School (GF), 3 U/R, 4¼ cwt (~220 kg) in D. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1,2♭,3 of 3. [website] TR312525
306.8 SSW Barham, Kent, S John Bapt (T), 5, 11-3-3 (598 kg) in F♯. Mon 18:45. [website] TR209500
317 SSE Eythorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Rung from porch. [website] TR279497
327.1 W Harbledown, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. [website] TR131581
337.3 WSW Canterbury, Kent, S Nicholas, Thanington (T), 6, 4-2-25 (240 kg) in B. 5th (4-3-22) is heavier than tenor. Tue. [website] TR131567
347.5 SE Northbourne, Kent, S Augustine, 6, 8-2-15 (439 kg) in B. Fri 20:00. [website] TR333522
357.7 NE Westgate on Sea, Kent, S Saviour, 6, 9-3-16 (503 kg) in A♭. Thu. [website] TR322701
368.2 SW Upper Hardres, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 3 U/R, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] TR152507
378.4 SE Great Mongeham, Kent, S Martin (GF), 6, 7-2-10 (386 kg) in A♭. Tue. [website] TR346515
388.4 ENE St Laurence in Thanet, Kent, S Laurence (T), 10, 14-1-19 (733 kg) in E. Tue. [website] TR370653
398.6 WNW Whitstable, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 7-2-6 (384 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TR117662
409 SW Petham, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 6-1-0 (318 kg) in B♭. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR130512
419.1 SE Deal, Kent, S Leonard, Upper Deal, 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in G♯. Thu. [website] TR362518
429.1 WSW Chartham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 13-1-25 (684 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TR106550
439.2 WNW Whitstable, Kent, S Alphege (T), 8, 3-1-13 (171 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] TR107664
449.3 NE Margate, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 21-2-3 (1094 kg) in E♭. Wed (not always: check) 19:00. [website] TR355704
459.7 SW Stelling, Kent, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in C. Derelict; unringable. [website] TR141485
469.8 ENE St Peter in Thanet, Kent, S Peter Ap (GF), 8, 13-2-22 (696 kg) in F. Mon 19:00. [website] TR380684
4710.2 SE Walmer, Kent, S Mary, 8, 18-0-9 (919 kg) in E♭. Mon (by arrangement). [website] TR371501
4810.4 SE Ringwould, Kent, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 8-1-8 (423 kg) in B♭. [website] TR359483
4910.5 SSE East Langdon, Kent, S Augustine (GF), 4, 6-1-14 (324 kg) in C. [website] TR332459
5011 SW Waltham, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF;T), 6, 8-2-2 (433 kg) in A. Rung from chancel. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR112484