Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 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
21.3 E Meppershall, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Rung from chancel crossing. Fri. TL134359
31.4 SSE Shillington, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 5, 18-2-0 (940 kg) in E♭. TL123339
41.7 NE Campton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 6-2-10 (335 kg) in B. Tue. TL129380
51.9 W Silsoe, Bedfordshire, S James Gt (T), 6, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B. Mon. TL082355
63.3 W Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
73.4 SE Pirton, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 5, 10-3-26 (558 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TL147316
83.6 WNW Maulden, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in G. TL058380
93.8 NNW Haynes, Bedfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 6-3-5 (345 kg) in B♭. TL080411
103.9 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
113.9 SSW Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. Mon. TL085304
124.4 NNE Southill, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 11-3-3 (598 kg) in F♯. TL145422
134.4 ENE Henlow, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 14½ cwt (~740 kg) in F♯. Tue. TL177387
144.9 WNW Ampthill, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 8, 13-3-6 (701 kg) in A♭. Thu (not always: check). TL036382
155 E Arlesey, Bedfordshire, S Peter, 6, 10-3-15 (553 kg) in G. Fri. TL191375
165.1 ESE Ickleford, Hertfordshire, S Katharine, 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TL182316
175.3 W Flitwick, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in G. [website] TL029342
185.4 NNE Old Warden, Bedfordshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 9-0-22 (467 kg) in G. TL136443
195.5 NW Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6 U/R, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL043414
205.6 WSW Westoning, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 6, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. TL028327
216 S Lilley, Hertfordshire, S Peter, 6, 6-0-24 (316 kg) in C. [website] TL118263
226 SSE Offley, Hertfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-3-20 (758 kg) in F. TL145268
236.2 SE Hitchin, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 12, 17-0-16 (871 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Mon. [website] TL184291
246.3 W Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
256.7 E Stotfold, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 8, 11-0-2 (560 kg) in G. TL220366
266.9 WSW Tingrith, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL007324
276.9 NNE Northill, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 18-2-16 (947 kg) in E♭. Mon. TL148465
287.1 NE Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 10, 13-1-3 (674 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL187446
297.4 ENE Edworth, Bedfordshire, S George (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. No mains electricity; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TL222406
307.4 E Norton, Hertfordshire, S Nicholas, 8, 9-0-2 (458 kg) in A. [website] TL231344
317.6 NNW Cardington, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 19-1-1 (978 kg) in E. Fri. TL086478
327.6 SE St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, S Hippolytus (GF;T), 6, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in G. Wed. [website] TL197271
337.7 WSW Toddington, Bedfordshire, S George of England, 8, 21½ cwt (~1090 kg) in D. TL010289
347.8 N Cople, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 6, 8-0-22 (416 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise; 5th (8-1-22) is heavier than tenor. TL103484
357.8 SE Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 8-3-12 (450 kg) in A♭. Thu. [website] TL214285
367.9 WNW 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
378.1 NNW Elstow, Bedfordshire, S Mary & S Helena, 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Detached tower. Fri. TL048474
388.2 ENE Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, S Nicholas, 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. [website] TL237403
398.2 E Baldock, Hertfordshire, S Mary V, 8, 26-2-22 (1356 kg) in D. Wed. [website] TL243339
408.3 SSE King's Walden, Hertfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in F♯. [website] TL160235
418.3 WSW Eversholt, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 16-2-14 (845 kg) in E. SP982325
428.4 SE Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 2-3-22 (150 kg) in E. TL216272
438.6 N Willington, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 9-0-0 (457 kg) in A♭. TL106498
448.8 NW Wootton, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 14-3-26 (761 kg) in F. TL003450
459 NNE Sandy, Bedfordshire, S Swithun, 6, 12-0-8 (613 kg) in F. TL173490
469 SE Graveley, Hertfordshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TL234281
479.3 S Luton, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 12, 25-0-24 (1281 kg) in D. TL095211
489.4 NNW Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Paul (T), 12, 28-3-6 (1463 kg) in D. Mon. TL049496
499.4 WSW Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SP970308
509.5 SW Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-1-3 (674 kg) in F. TL018239