Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Flitwick, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in G. [website] TL029342
20.9 S Westoning, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 6, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. TL028327
31.3 NW Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
41.8 SW Tingrith, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL007324
52.1 ENE Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
62.6 NNE Ampthill, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 8, 13-3-6 (701 kg) in A♭. Thu (not always: check). TL036382
73 NE Maulden, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in G. TL058380
83.1 WSW Eversholt, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 16-2-14 (845 kg) in E. SP982325
93.4 ENE Silsoe, Bedfordshire, S James Gt (T), 6, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B. Mon. TL082355
103.5 SSW Toddington, Bedfordshire, S George of England, 8, 21½ cwt (~1090 kg) in D. TL010289
114.2 WSW Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SP970308
124.2 SE Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. Mon. TL085304
134.6 NNE Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6 U/R, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL043414
144.7 WNW Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 18-2-12 (945 kg) in D. SP955362
154.8 NNW Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 5 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise; ropes fall in sequence: 1,2,3,5,4; detached tower. SP996411
164.9 W Woburn, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 8, 24-1-16 (1239 kg) in D. SP950332
175.3 E Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, S Giles (GF), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Church closed; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; ringing prohibited. TL112359
185.4 NE Haynes, Bedfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 6-3-5 (345 kg) in B♭. TL080411
195.4 SW Battlesden, Bedfordshire, S Peter & All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SP958290
205.5 WNW Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, S Botolph, 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Mon. SP942362
215.8 E Shillington, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 5, 18-2-0 (940 kg) in E♭. TL123339
226 SW Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 4 U/R, 6-2-12 (336 kg) in B♭. Unringable. SP965269
236 WNW Hulcote, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: non-diatonic. SP944388
246.4 S Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-1-3 (674 kg) in F. TL018239
256.6 E Meppershall, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Rung from chancel crossing. Fri. TL134359
266.6 NW Cranfield, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 17-1-14 (883 kg) in E. Thu. SP955419
276.7 ENE Campton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 6-2-10 (335 kg) in B. Tue. TL129380
286.9 NNW Wootton, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 14-3-26 (761 kg) in F. TL003450
297 SSW Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-17 (452 kg) in A. SP975242
307.3 W Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. SP911344
317.3 SSW Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 9-0-15 (464 kg) in F♯. SP965242
327.4 SE Lilley, Hertfordshire, S Peter, 6, 6-0-24 (316 kg) in C. [website] TL118263
337.5 W Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 3 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,5 of 6. SP910324
347.5 ESE Pirton, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 5, 10-3-26 (558 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TL147316
357.5 WNW Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM, 6, 8-3-5 (447 kg) in A♭. Fri. SP911371
367.7 S Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Priory Ch of S Peter (T), 8, 23-2-15 (1201 kg) in E♭. Wed. TL021218
378.2 WSW Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V, 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F. Wed. SP901307
388.3 N Elstow, Bedfordshire, S Mary & S Helena, 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Detached tower. Fri. TL048474
398.5 SE Offley, Hertfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-3-20 (758 kg) in F. TL145268
408.6 N Kempston, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 10, 21-1-17 (1087 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TL015479
418.7 SSW Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, S Giles (T), 8, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in F♯. SP988208
428.8 ENE Southill, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 11-3-3 (598 kg) in F♯. TL145422
438.9 WNW Moulsoe, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM (GF), 4 U/R, 7-0-0 (356 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 2-5 of 8. SP906417
449 SW Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 12, 35-1-14 (1797 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Mon. SP919248
459 ENE Clifton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 8, 10-0-6 (511 kg) in A♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. TL165392
469.1 SSE Luton, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 12, 25-0-24 (1281 kg) in D. TL095211
479.1 NW North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, S Firmin (GF), 6, 12-1-5 (625 kg) in F. SP926446
489.1 W Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Martin, Fenny Stratford (T), 6, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in B♭. Thu. SP882340
499.1 W Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Thomas Ap, Simpson (T), 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in A. Thu (alt). SP883362
509.1 NE Old Warden, Bedfordshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 9-0-22 (467 kg) in G. TL136443