Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Lawshall, Suffolk, All Saints, 5 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : tenor; unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-5 of 6. [website] TL864542
21.9 S Shimpling, Suffolk, S George (GF), 5 U/R, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] TL859512
32.2 WSW Hartest, Suffolk, All Saints, 6, 9-3-19 (504 kg) in G. [website] TL834523
43.1 N Hawstead, Suffolk, All Saints, 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. Unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. TL855592
53.2 NW Whepstead, Suffolk, S Petronilla (T), 5, 6-2-7 (333 kg) in B. [website] TL832582
63.3 SSW Stanstead, Suffolk, S James (GF), 6 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming : treble; one bell (or more) from ring unhung; unringable. [website] TL843493
73.4 W Somerton, Suffolk, All Saints, 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G♯. Unringable; tuning: 1-3,4♯ of 5. [website] TL810530
83.8 WNW Rede, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 5. TL804559
93.9 N Nowton, Suffolk, S Peter, 6 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] TL863604
104.1 SSW Glemsford, Suffolk, S Mary V (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. [website] TL834483
114.2 W Hawkedon, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 5, 8-1-12 (425 kg) in A♭. [website] TL797529
124.4 NE Bradfield St George, Suffolk, S George (GF), 5 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 2,4-7 of 8. [website] TL907599
134.4 SE Lavenham, Suffolk, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 21-0-7 (1070 kg) in D♭. Fri. [website] TL912490
144.7 S Long Melford, Suffolk, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 15-0-18 (770 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL864467
155.1 W Stansfield, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 5, 10-2-21 (543 kg) in A♭. [website] TL783525
165.4 NNW Horringer, Suffolk, S Leonard (GF), 8, 8-0-2 (407 kg) in B♭. PN shared: Barrow; Horringer. Thu (check with contact) 19:00. [website] TL825620
175.4 ENE Felsham, Suffolk, S Peter (T), 6, 15½ cwt (~790 kg) in F. [website] TL946570
185.6 ESE Preston, Suffolk, S Mary V, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. [website] TL945502
195.9 SSE Acton, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 5, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in F♯. [website] TL892452
205.9 NW Chevington, Suffolk, All Saints, 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in F♯. [website] TL788601
216 NNE Rougham, Suffolk, S Mary (T), 6, 15½ cwt (~790 kg) in F. Fri PN shared: Pakenham (1,3); Rougham (2,4). Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] TL911625
226 SW Pentlow, Essex, S George & S Gregory, 5, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Round tower. TL812461
236 SW Cavendish, Suffolk, S Mary V, 6, 11-0-21 (568 kg) in F♯. [website] TL804465
246.1 N Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Cath Ch of S James & S Edmund (The Norman Tower) (S;T), 12, 27-2-5 (1399 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: 6♭; detached tower. Tue. [website] TL855640
256.2 SSW Foxearth, Essex, S Peter & S Paul, 8 U/R, 7-0-17 (363 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL835447
266.5 NE Hessett, Suffolk, S Ethelbert (GF), 5 U/R, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Unringable. [website] TL936618
276.8 SSE Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, S Lawrence (GF), 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in F♯. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1♯,2-5 of 5. [website] TL924451
287 WSW Poslingford, Suffolk, S Mary, 5, 8-1-6 (422 kg) in G♯. [website] TL769481
297.1 SSE Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, S Lawrence, 6 U/R, 12½ cwt (~640 kg) in F♯. Unringable; not well in tune. [website] TL911439
307.3 NW Hargrave, Suffolk, S Edmund K&M (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders. TL766608
317.3 W Stradishall, Suffolk, S Margaret (GF), 5, 8-3-14 (451 kg) in G. [website] TL747525
327.5 NE Drinkstone, Suffolk, All Saints (T), 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. [website] TL959616
337.5 NNE Great Barton, Suffolk, Holy Innocents (T), 6, 8-3-3 (446 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TL889660
347.5 SE Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, S Peter, 6, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. [website] TL966477
357.6 ENE Rattlesden, Suffolk, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 11-0-12 (564 kg) in G. [website] TL977590
367.7 ESE Hitcham, Suffolk, All Saints, 8, 15-2-14 (794 kg) in F. [website] TL984510
377.9 SSW Belchamp St Paul, Essex, S Andrew (T), 6, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in F♯. Fri. TL798434
387.9 N Fornham St Martin, Suffolk, S Martin (GF), 6, 6-2-20 (339 kg) in A. Future plans: to become 8. [website] TL852669
397.9 NNE Thurston, Suffolk, S Peter, 6, 10-3-17 (554 kg) in G. [website] TL928652
407.9 S Sudbury, Suffolk, S Gregory (T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in E. [website] TL870414
418 SW Clare, Suffolk, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 28 cwt (~1420 kg) in D. Tue. [website] TL769454
428.1 S Sudbury, Suffolk, S Peter, 10, 20-1-20 (1038 kg) in E. PN: by arrangement. [website] TL874413
438.1 ESE Bildeston, Suffolk, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-0-25 (723 kg) in E. Tue 20:00. [website] TL985491
448.3 S Sudbury, Suffolk, All Saints, 8, 26½ cwt (~1350 kg) in D. [website] TL868409
458.3 NE Tostock, Suffolk, S Andrew, 6, 5-2-0 (279 kg) in B. [website] TL960636
468.4 NNW Risby, Suffolk, S Giles (GF), 3, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Round tower. TL802663
478.5 N Fornham All Saints, Suffolk, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. [website] TL837676
488.5 NE Woolpit, Suffolk, S Mary (T), 6, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in A♭. [website] TL974624
498.6 WNW Ousden, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 5 U/R, 14-1-10 (728 kg) in F♯. Unringable. [website] TL735595
508.6 SSW Belchamp Otten, Essex, S Ethelbert & All Saints, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg). Unringable. TL803417