Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Ombersley, Worcestershire, S Andrew (T), 6, 16-1-3 (827 kg) in E. [website] SO844635
21.8 NNE Doverdale, Worcestershire, S Mary (GF;T), 3, 3¾ cwt (~190 kg) in C♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 2,5,6 of 12. SO860660
31.9 SSW Grimley, Worcestershire, S Bartholomew, 6, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in F♯. [website] SO836606
42.1 ESE Salwarpe, Worcestershire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 11-2-5 (586 kg) in A♭. [website] SO874620
52.5 WNW Shrawley, Worcestershire, S Mary (GF), 6, 9-0-10 (462 kg) in G. [website] SO805647
63 S Claines, Worcestershire, S John Bapt (GF;T), 10, 13-3-26 (710 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SO851588
73 ENE Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire, S Mary & All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in G. Unringable; rung from porch; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. SO889655
83.4 E Droitwich, Worcestershire, S Andrew, 8 U/R, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming : 5th; one or more bells not hung; unringable; tower unsafe. SO899633
93.5 E Droitwich, Worcestershire, S Augustine, Dodderhill (T), 8, 18-2-4 (942 kg) in E♭. [website] SO901636
103.6 SSW Hallow, Worcestershire, S Philip & S James (T), 8, 21-2-17 (1100 kg) in E. [website] SO828579
113.6 E Droitwich, Worcestershire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in G. [website] SO902624
124 NNE Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, S Michael (GF), 8, 9-3-0 (495 kg) in G. [website] SO865696
134.1 WSW Wichenford, Worcestershire, S Lawrence, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. SO787601
144.2 S Worcester, Worcestershire, S Stephen, Barbourne, 8, 10-1-16 (528 kg) in G. [website] SO846568
154.3 NW Astley, Worcestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F♯. [website] SO787676
164.6 N Hartlebury, Worcestershire, S James (T), 8, 17-2-22 (899 kg) in E♭. [website] SO840708
175.3 S Worcester, Worcestershire, Slug & Lettuce, 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. Former church of S Nicholas (Anglican); unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SO849550
185.3 NNW Areley Kings, Worcestershire, S Bartholomew (T), 6, 8-1-3 (420 kg) in B♭. Thu 18:45. [website] SO802710
195.3 S Worcester, Worcestershire, S Martin in the Cornmarket, 10, 6-2-17 (338 kg) in B. Original 6 now hung dead as an (electrically operated) chime. SO851549
205.4 S Worcester, Worcestershire, S Swithun, 6, 13-0-21 (670 kg) in F. [website] SO850549
215.4 S Worcester, Worcestershire, All Saints (T), 12, 20-1-1 (1029 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. Fri. [website] SO847548
225.5 ENE Wychbold, Worcestershire, S Mary de Wyche (T), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. [website] SO929658
235.6 S Worcester, Worcestershire, Cath Ch of Christ & BVM (S), 12, 48-0-2 (2439 kg) in B. Also hung for ringing: 2♯,5♯,6♭, and 9♯ (also allowing a harmonic minor 10); teaching centre (with 8-bell chime). Mon. [website] SO850545
245.7 S Worcester, Worcestershire, S John in Bedwardine (T), 8, 15-1-16 (782 kg) in F. [website] SO840544
255.9 WSW Martley, Worcestershire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 12-0-22 (620 kg) in F. [website] SO756598
266.8 SE Crowle, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] SO921558
276.8 SSE Spetchley, Worcestershire, All Saints, 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. [website] SO895539
286.8 E Hanbury, Worcestershire, S Mary V (T), 8, 12-1-15 (629 kg) in F♯. Mon (1st). [website] SO954643
296.9 NNE Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, S Cassian (T), 8, 15-2-0 (787 kg) in E. Wed. [website] SO891735
307 ENE Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, S Michael (T), 8, 8-3-18 (453 kg) in A. [website] SO949676
317 ESE 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
327 W Shelsley Beauchamp, Worcestershire, All Saints (GF), 6, 10-1-20 (530 kg) in A♭. [website] SO731628
337.2 N Stone, Worcestershire, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 5-2-18 (288 kg) in B. [website] SO861749
347.3 SSW Leigh, Worcestershire, S Edburga, 6, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. [website] SO784534
357.4 NNW Ribbesford, Worcestershire, S Leonard (GF), 3 U/R, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F♯. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 1,3,2; Hung for dead-rope ringing; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SO786740
367.5 S Powick, Worcestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 19-1-19 (987 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] SO834515
377.6 W Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, S Andrew (GF), 3, 2 cwt (~100 kg) in G. Ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. SO721629
387.6 SW Broadwas, Worcestershire, S Mary Magd (T), 5, 4-0-20 (212 kg) in C♯. [website] SO754551
398.1 W Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, S Kenelm (GF;T), 6, 10-0-10 (513 kg) in F. [website] SO714616
408.1 NNW Bewdley, Worcestershire, S Anne, 8, 15-2-23 (798 kg) in F. Wed (exc 1st). [website] SO785753
418.3 ENE Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, S John Bapt, 10, 17-1-17 (884 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SO956706
428.3 SE 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
438.4 N Kidderminster, Worcestershire, S Mary & All Saints, 12, 25-2-0 (1295 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. Thu. [website] SO829769
448.4 SE Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, S Kenelm (GF), 6, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. [website] SO943543
458.4 NW Rock, Worcestershire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 12-3-26 (660 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] SO731711
468.4 WSW Whitbourne, Herefordshire, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. Thu (2nd, 4th). [website] SO725569
478.8 ESE 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
488.9 W Stanford on Teme, Worcestershire, S Mary, 4 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: (approx) 2,3,5,6 of 12. [website] SO702657
499 S Kempsey, Worcestershire, S Mary V (T), 8, 15-0-0 (762 kg) in E. Anticlockwise. [website] SO848490
509.4 SSE Stoulton, Worcestershire, S Edmund K&M, 6, 7-0-5 (358 kg) in B. [website] SO906498