Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Pershore, Worcestershire, Abbey Ch of Holy Cross (T), 8, 25½ cwt (~1300 kg) in D. Rung from 'cage' above chancel crossing. Mon (1st, 3rd). [website] SO947457
20 Pershore, Worcestershire, S Andrew's Centre (T), 8, 9-0-18 (465 kg) in G♯. Former church of S Andrew (Anglican). Mon (2nd, 4th, 5th). [website] SO948458
31.9 SSW Birlingham, Worcestershire, S James Gt, 6, 10-0-20 (517 kg) in F♯. [website] SO932431
42.2 SSE Little Comberton, Worcestershire, S Peter, 6, 13-1-18 (681 kg) in G. [website] SO966427
52.3 S Great Comberton, Worcestershire, S Michael, 6, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in B♭. [website] SO954420
62.5 SW Defford, Worcestershire, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Unringable. [website] SO917432
72.9 SE Bricklehampton, Worcestershire, S Michael, 3 U/R, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in E♭. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO981424
83 E Fladbury, Worcestershire, S John Bapt (T), 8, 12-3-3 (649 kg) in G♯. PN alternates with Cropthorne (check before visiting). Mon (alt). [website] SO996462
93.2 SSW Eckington, Worcestershire, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 14-0-26 (723 kg) in E. Tue. [website] SO922414
103.3 E Cropthorne, Worcestershire, S Michael, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in F♯. PN alternates with Fladbury (check before visiting). Mon (alt). [website] SP000451
113.6 NW Stoulton, Worcestershire, S Edmund K&M, 6, 7-0-5 (358 kg) in B. [website] SO906498
123.6 SE Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 17 cwt (~860 kg) in E. Tuning: 1♭,2-6 of 6. [website] SO981410
133.8 W Croome D'Abitot, Worcestershire, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in A. [website] SO886450
143.9 W Pirton, Worcestershire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO885468
153.9 SW Strensham, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 8, 11-0-8 (562 kg) in G. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] SO910406
164.3 SSW Bredon's Norton, Worcestershire, Chapel of Ease, 6, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in C♯. Thu. [website] SO930390
174.6 NE Bishampton, Worcestershire, S James (GF;T), 6, 10-2-4 (535 kg) in G. Fri. [website] SO989518
184.6 NNW White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire, S John (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO922527
195.2 S Overbury, Worcestershire, S Faith, 6, 9-1-21 (479 kg) in A♭. [website] SO957374
205.3 ESE Great Hampton, Worcestershire, S Andrew, 8, 12-2-4 (637 kg) in F♯. [website] SP028431
215.3 WSW Earls Croome, Worcestershire, S Nicholas, 6, 8-0-10 (411 kg) in A♯. [website] SO870420
225.3 N Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, S Kenelm (GF), 6, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. [website] SO943543
235.6 S Kemerton, Worcestershire, S Nicholas (GF;T), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] SO945368
245.7 ESE Evesham, Worcestershire, The Bell Tower (T), 12, 35-2-20 (1813 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Wed. [website] SP037436
255.7 SSW Bredon, Worcestershire, S Giles (GF), 6, 18-2-2 (941 kg) in D. Rung from chancel. [website] SO920369
265.8 W Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, S Denys, 5, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E♭. [website] SO856439
275.8 NE Church Lench, Worcestershire, All Saints (GF), 6, 13-3-26 (710 kg) in G. [website] SP024512
285.9 SSE Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, S Barbara, 6, 7-1-16 (376 kg) in A. Tue (3rd, 4th, 5th). [website] SO996377
295.9 SE Hinton on the Green, Worcestershire, S Peter, 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. [website] SP024400
306 ENE Norton, Worcestershire, S Egwin (GF), 8, 12-3-26 (660 kg) in F♯. [website] SP041477
316 NNW Spetchley, Worcestershire, All Saints, 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. [website] SO895539
326.2 ESE Bengeworth, Worcestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. Ringing temporarily suspended. [website] SP044435
336.2 N Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire, S John Bapt (GF), 5 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 1,2,4-6 of 6; former 3/6 missing since 1814 (when John Rudhall went bankrupt). [website] SO962557
346.4 SSE Beckford, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 6, 13-3-0 (699 kg) in F. Tue (1st, 2nd). [website] SO976358
356.5 NNW Crowle, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] SO921558
366.5 WNW Kempsey, Worcestershire, S Mary V (T), 8, 15-0-0 (762 kg) in E. Anticlockwise. [website] SO848490
376.5 E Offenham, Worcestershire, S Mary & S Milburgh (GF;S;T), 6, 10-3-2 (547 kg) in F♯. Tue 19:00. [website] SP053462
386.7 SW Ripple, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 12-0-0 (610 kg) in F♯. [website] SO876377
396.8 NNE Kington, Worcestershire, S James (GF), 3 U/R, 4 cwt (~200 kg) in D. Unringable; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SO990558
406.9 WSW Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. [website] SO851402
416.9 SSW Twyning, Gloucestershire, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 9-3-16 (503 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SO893360
427 ENE Harvington, Worcestershire, S James, 6, 8-1-14 (425 kg) in A. Tue. [website] SP057488
437.2 WSW Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, S Mary, 6, 14-0-0 (711 kg) in F. [website] SO838419
447.6 SE Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, S Peter, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. PN shared: Alderton; Dumbleton. Thu (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] SP017357
457.7 NNE Dormston, Worcestershire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 4¾ cwt (~240 kg) in D. Unringable; tower unsafe; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO987575
467.8 S Ashchurch, Gloucestershire, S Nicholas (T), 8, 11-2-24 (595 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] SO927334
477.8 ESE Badsey, Worcestershire, S James (T), 8, 15-0-4 (764 kg) in F. Mon. [website] SP070431
487.9 WNW Powick, Worcestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 19-1-19 (987 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] SO834515
497.9 E South Littleton, Worcestershire, S Michael Archangel, 3, 8-1-1 (420 kg) in A. SP075462
508.1 N Himbleton, Worcestershire, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 4, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Ringing currently not permitted; tuning: 1-3,5♯ of 5. [website] SO946587