Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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255183.9 NNW Ruskington, Lincolnshire, All Saints (T), 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way for rehanging and refurbishment. TF082510
255283.9 W Woodstock, Oxfordshire, S Mary Magd, 8, 12-3-24 (659 kg) in F. Thu. SP443167
255383.9 N Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 8, 13-3-26 (710 kg) in F♯. Mon. TF559688
255483.9 W Bloxham, Oxfordshire, Our Lady of Bloxham (GF), 8, 26-3-7 (1362 kg) in C♯. Fri. SP429356
255583.9 W Wootton, Oxfordshire, S Mary, 6, 9-2-20 (492 kg) in G. SP438198
255683.9 SSW Alfriston, East Sussex, S Andrew (GF), 6, 8-2-10 (436 kg) in A. Rung from chancel crossing. Tue. TQ521030
255784 WNW Knighton, Leicestershire, S Mary Magd (T), 8, 10-2-8 (537 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] SK599012
255884 NW Branston, Leicestershire, S Guthlac (GF), 6, 7-1-14 (375 kg) in B. PN shared: Branston; Croxton Kerrial; Harston; Saltby; Sproxton. Mon (check with contact). SK809295
255984 SW Newnham, Hampshire, S Nicholas, 5, 5-0-8 (258 kg) in C. Sat (confirm first) 16:00. [website] SU703539
256084 NW Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, S Denys, 3 U/R, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in C. Derelict; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SK779263
256184 NW Knipton, Leicestershire, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. SK824311
256284 WNW Humberstone, Leicestershire, S Mary, 6, 19-3-24 (1014 kg) in F. SK626059
256384.1 WSW Silchester, Hampshire, S Mary (GF), 5, 7-0-1 (356 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] SU643623
256484.1 SW Grayshott, Hampshire, S Luke, 8, 8-1-9 (423 kg) in A♭. Thu. SU872353
256584.1 W Westcot Barton, Oxfordshire, S Edward Conf (GF), 3, 6-0-1 (305 kg) in C. Ropes fall in a straight line; half wheels; no sliders but instead has fixed 'rests' that impede backstrokes. SP430256
256684.1 NW Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, S Sebastian (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SK897381
256784.1 NNW Mareham le Fen, Lincolnshire, S Helen, 3 U/R, 11-2-25 (596 kg) in F♯. Unringable. TF278612
256884.1 W Drayton, Oxfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in A. SP428415
256984.1 NW Barrowby, Lincolnshire, All Saints, 6, 10-1-25 (532 kg) in G. Wed. SK878364
257084.1 W Farnborough, Warwickshire, S Botolph, 6, 6-1-12 (323 kg) in B♭. No regular ringing. [website] SP433495
257184.1 N Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in F. Also hung for ringing: sanctus bell. TF550690
257284.2 NW Syston, Lincolnshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 10-0-19 (517 kg) in G. SK929409
257384.3 WSW Cumnor, Oxfordshire, S Michael (GF;T), 8, 13-1-4 (675 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SP461041
257484.3 NW Eaton, Leicestershire, S Denys (GF), 6, 7-1-19 (377 kg) in A. SK798290
257584.3 NNW Candlesby, Lincolnshire, S Benedict, 5, 6-0-24 (316 kg) in B. TF455673
257684.3 NW Barkston, Lincolnshire, S Nicholas, 6, 13-0-13 (666 kg) in G. Mon. SK932415
257784.4 W Shotteswell, Warwickshire, S Lawrence (GF), 6, 9-1-0 (470 kg) in G. Tue (not always: check). [website] SP426455
257884.4 SW Greywell, Hampshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in D. Tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. [website] SU718509
257984.4 WSW Padworth, Berkshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 7-1-4 (370 kg) in B♭. SU613661
258084.4 NW Asfordby, Leicestershire, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 12-1-17 (630 kg) in F. Mon. SK708189
258184.4 WNW Newbold on Avon, Warwickshire, S Botolph (T), 10, 12-0-1 (610 kg) in F♯. PN: by arrangement. [website] SP486771
258284.5 NNW Spilsby, Lincolnshire, S James (GF;T), 6, 11-2-17 (592 kg) in G. TF400660
258384.5 SSW Thakeham, West Sussex, S Mary (GF), 6, 9-1-3 (471 kg) in A. Wed. TQ109173
258484.5 WSW Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, S Leonard, 6, 8-3-1 (445 kg) in A♭. Thu. [website] SU671567
258584.6 WNW Blaby, Leicestershire, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 10-1-11 (526 kg) in A♭. PN alternates: Blaby; Countesthorpe. Mon (alt). SP570978
258684.6 NW Frisby on the Wreake, Leicestershire, S Thomas of Canterbury, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SK695178
258784.7 WNW Ashby Parva, Leicestershire, S Peter (GF), 3, 4-3-26 (253 kg) in B. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. SP525886
258884.7 W Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire, S Martin, 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. SP420266
258984.7 NNW Scremby, Lincolnshire, S Peter & S Paul, 4 U/R, 3½ cwt (~180 kg) in D. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1-3,5 of 6. TF443677
259084.8 NW Barkby, Leicestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 13-2-27 (698 kg) in E. Tue PN shared: Barkby; Queniborough. Tue (alt: check) 18:00. SK636098
259184.8 WSW Stanford Dingley, Berkshire, S Denys (GF), 4, 6-0-15 (312 kg) in B♭. [website] SU575717
259284.8 NW Queniborough, Leicestershire, S Mary (GF), 6, 10-1-17 (528 kg) in G. Tue PN shared: Barkby; Queniborough. Tue (alt: check) 18:00. SK650120
259384.8 W Wroxton, Oxfordshire, All Saints (GF), 5, 8-1-20 (428 kg) in A♭. SP417417
259484.8 WSW Drayton, Oxfordshire, S Peter (GF;T), 8, 9-1-20 (479 kg) in G. Mon. SU480941
259584.8 NNW Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 12-2-23 (645 kg) in F♯. Wed 18:30. TF349651
259684.8 WSW Milton, Oxfordshire, S Blaise (GF;T), 8, 6-3-26 (355 kg) in B. Tue. SU485924
259784.8 NW Honington, Lincolnshire, S Wilfred (GF), 5, 8-1-1 (420 kg) in B♭. Only limited ringing allowed. SK943433
259884.9 W Horley, Oxfordshire, S Etheldreda (GF), 6, 6-3-17 (351 kg) in A♭. Rung from chancel. SP416439
259984.9 WSW Beenham, Berkshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 9-2-23 (493 kg) in A. Tue. [website] SU590684
260084.9 NNW Hundleby, Lincolnshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G. Tuning: 2,3,5 of 8. TF389665