Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 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
21.1 W Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, S Mary, 6, 16-2-0 (838 kg) in F. [website] TM052346
31.2 SW Dedham, Essex, S Mary V, 8 U/R, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : 6th; unringable; tower unsafe. TM057331
42.1 SSE Lawford, Essex, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 7-0-24 (367 kg) in A♭. Unringable. TM088315
52.2 WNW Higham, Suffolk, S Mary (T), 6, 9-0-6 (460 kg) in A♭. [website] TM035352
62.3 W Langham, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in G. Wed (alt). TM034337
73.2 SE Mistley, Essex, S Mary & S Michael (T), 6, 10-3-2 (547 kg) in F♯. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. TM113317
83.2 SSW Ardleigh, Essex, S Mary V (T), 8, 13-1-2 (674 kg) in F♯. ART Teaching Centre: Ardleigh Ringing School. TM053295
93.5 NW Shelley, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G♯. Unringable. [website] TM030384
104.3 SSE Little Bromley, Essex, S Mary V, 4, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. TM091278
114.4 ENE Tattingstone, Suffolk, S Mary V, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Tuning: 1♯,2-6 of 6. Mon 19:00. [website] TM135371
125.1 S Great Bromley, Essex, S George (T), 6, 15-0-0 (762 kg) in F. TM083263
135.3 WNW Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, S Mary V (T), 8, 22-0-12 (1123 kg) in D. [website] TL986362
145.3 NE Copdock, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. [website] TM120415
155.5 WNW Polstead, Suffolk, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 9-1-22 (480 kg) in A. Mon. [website] TL988380
165.6 E Stutton, Suffolk, S Peter (S;T), 6, 11-2-17 (592 kg) in A♭. No regular ringing. [website] TM161344
175.7 NNE Hintlesham, Suffolk, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Tue. [website] TM087434
185.7 NNW Hadleigh, Suffolk, S Mary (T), 8, 22-1-17 (1138 kg) in D. Wed. [website] TM025424
195.9 W Nayland, Suffolk, S James (GF), 6, 15-0-20 (771 kg) in F. Tue. [website] TL975342
206.3 E Holbrook, Suffolk, All Saints (T), 6, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] TM170361
216.3 W Great Horkesley, Essex, All Saints, 6, 12½ cwt (~640 kg) in F♯. TL971323
226.7 SSE Little Bentley, Essex, S Mary, 5 U/R, 15¼ cwt (~770 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. TM122249
237 W Little Horkesley, Essex, S Peter & S Paul (T), 5, 10-2-16 (541 kg) in A♭. Mon. TL960319
247 SSW Colchester, Essex, S Leonard at the Hythe (GF), 6, 15-0-0 (762 kg) in E. Fri (3rd). TM012247
257.2 NNW Kersey, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 8, 14-2-2 (738 kg) in F. Thu. [website] TM001439
267.4 NNE Sproughton, Suffolk, All Saints, 6, 8-2-25 (443 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TM125450
277.4 SW Colchester, Essex, S Peter (T), 8, 21-0-17 (1075 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] TL994252
287.7 WNW Boxford, Suffolk, S Mary, 8, 21-2-10 (1097 kg) in E♭. [website] TL962404
297.7 E Harkstead, Suffolk, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 8-0-6 (409 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TM193352
307.8 ENE Woolverstone, Suffolk, S Michael (T), 3, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in D. TM190385
317.8 SSE Tendring, Essex, S Edmund K&M, 6, 6-2-17 (338 kg) in A. Tue. TM143241
327.9 N Elmsett, Suffolk, S Peter (GF;T), 5, 3-0-24 (163 kg) in F. Wed (not always: check). [website] TM058471
338.1 NNE Bramford, Suffolk, S Mary V, 6, 10-3-6 (549 kg) in G. [website] TM127462
348.3 SSW Wivenhoe, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 7-0-7 (359 kg) in B♭. TM038215
358.3 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Nicholas, 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. [website] TM161442
368.3 SSE Great Bentley, Essex, S Mary V (T), 8, 7-0-27 (368 kg) in A. TM109216
378.4 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Mary at the Quay, 6 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Unringable. [website] TM165440
388.4 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Matthew (T), 6, 10-0-10 (513 kg) in G. [website] TM158447
398.4 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Mary at the Elms (GF), 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise; ropes fall in sequence: 2,1,3,4,5. [website] TM160445
408.5 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Stephen, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Building owned by Ipswich Historic Churches Trust; unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. TM163444
418.5 NE 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
428.6 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Clement, 6, 15-1-18 (783 kg) in F♯. Building owned by Ipswich Historic Churches Trust. [website] TM168442
438.6 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Mary le Tower, 12, 34-3-6 (1768 kg) in D♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon (check on Bank Hol). [website] TM164446
448.6 W Wormingford, Essex, S Andrew (T), 6, 8-0-0 (406 kg) in B♭. Tue (Apr-Sept). TL932322
458.8 NE Ipswich, Suffolk, S Margaret (T), 8, 14-0-11 (716 kg) in F. Tue. [website] TM166448
468.8 WNW Assington, Suffolk, S Edmund K&M, 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G♯. Ringing prohibited. [website] TL935387
479.3 WNW Edwardstone, Suffolk, S Mary V (GF), 6, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in G. Wed. [website] TL940420
489.4 SW Colchester, Essex, All Saints, Shrub End (T), 6, 4-1-14 (222 kg) in E♭. Wed. TL970231
499.4 S Thorrington, Essex, S Mary Magd, 6, 9-0-22 (467 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). TM098196
509.4 N Offton, Suffolk, S Mary (GF;T), 8, 8-1-18 (427 kg) in A. Tue. [website] TM066496