Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Kingsbury, Warwickshire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-1-0 (876 kg) in E. Fri. [website] SP214962
22.3 SSW Lea Marston, Warwickshire, S John Bapt, 3, 6-1-8 (321 kg) in B. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. [website] SP204927
32.4 SSE Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire, S Giles (T), 6, 10-1-0 (521 kg) in G. Thu. [website] SP231928
42.6 WSW Wishaw, Warwickshire, S Chad, 3, 6-0-6 (308 kg) in B♭. [website] SP176945
52.7 WNW Middleton, Warwickshire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 8-3-1 (445 kg) in G. Ropes fall in a straight line. [website] SP176983
62.8 NNW Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, S Peter (T), 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B. Thu. SK192002
73.1 SW Curdworth, Warwickshire, S Nicholas & S Peter ad Vincula (GF), 3, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,2,4 of 5. [website] SP177928
83.7 SSE Shustoke, Warwickshire, S Cuthbert, 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G♯. Tuning: 2-7 of 8. Tue. [website] SP242909
94.6 S Coleshill, Warwickshire, S Peter & S Paul (T), 10, 14-0-24 (722 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] SP201890
104.9 NE Polesworth, Warwickshire, S Editha (T), 8, 11-2-11 (589 kg) in F. Mon (check with contact). [website] SK263024
114.9 N Tamworth, Staffordshire, S Editha (S), 10, 21-2-9 (1096 kg) in E♭. Access by double helix staircase. Wed. SK207040
125.2 ESE Ansley, Warwickshire, S Lawrence, Church End, 6, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in G♯. Tue. [website] SP290926
135.3 ENE Grendon, Warwickshire, All Saints, 6, 11-2-14 (591 kg) in F♯. [website] SK287009
145.5 SE Arley, Warwickshire, S Wilfrid (GF), 6, 7-0-12 (361 kg) in A. [website] SP283906
155.8 W Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 23-1-18 (1189 kg) in E♭. Wed 20:00. [website] SP121962
165.9 E Atherstone, Warwickshire, S Mary (T), 8, 8-1-6 (422 kg) in A. Octagonal tower. Wed (not always: check). [website] SP308979
176 SW Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, S Mary & S Margaret (T), 8, 10-3-14 (552 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] SP142898
186.5 E Mancetter, Warwickshire, S Peter (T), 5, 20½ cwt (~1040 kg) in E. Anticlockwise. Mon (1st). [website] SP320966
196.7 WSW Boldmere, West Midlands, S Michael, 8, 13-3-14 (705 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SP109938
206.8 WSW Birmingham, West Midlands, Abbey Ch of S Thomas & S Edmund of Canterbury, Erdington (RC), 8, 15-3-16 (807 kg) in F. Fri. [website] SP112923
216.9 E Witherley, Leicestershire, S Peter (T), 5, 12-3-0 (648 kg) in G. Thu (3rd). SP325973
227 SE Fillongley, Warwickshire, S Mary & All Saints (T), 8, 10-3-23 (557 kg) in F. Fri. [website] SP280871
237.1 WSW Birmingham, West Midlands, S Barnabas, Erdington (T), 8, 15-1-15 (782 kg) in F. Tue 20:00. [website] SP109917
247.3 NE Orton on the Hill, Leicestershire, S Edith of Polesworth (S;T), 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in A♭. Mon (4th). SK304039
257.3 SE Astley, Warwickshire, S Mary V, 5, 8-2-9 (436 kg) in F♯. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] SP310894
267.5 NNE Seckington, Warwickshire, All Saints (GF), 4, 5-3-24 (303 kg) in B♭. 3rd (6-2-27) is heavier than tenor. [website] SK260074
277.6 ENE Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire, All Saints (T), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Mon (exc Bank Hols). SK326013
287.9 SW Birmingham, West Midlands, S Edburgha, Yardley, 8, 12-2-16 (642 kg) in F♯. Wed 20:00. SP134863
298 NE Austrey, Warwickshire, S Nicholas, 5, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. Wed (1st). [website] SK295062
308 WNW Little Aston, Staffordshire, S Peter, 6, 9-0-13 (463 kg) in A. Tue. SK092003
318 NNE Newton Regis, Warwickshire, S Mary, 3, 9-0-5 (459 kg) in G. [website] SK279074
328.2 SSW Birmingham, West Midlands, S Giles, Sheldon, 8, 8-1-8 (423 kg) in A♭. SP151846
338.2 NW Shenstone, Staffordshire, S John Bapt, 8, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. Thu. SK109043
348.3 NNW Whittington, Staffordshire, S Giles (T), 8, 6-1-26 (329 kg) in B♭. Wed. SK157083
358.4 E Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 7-2-9 (385 kg) in A♭. SP350971
368.8 S Bickenhill, West Midlands, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A. Tue 20:00. [website] SP188824
378.8 SE Corley, Warwickshire, dedication unknown (GF;T), 5, 5-1-16 (274 kg) in B♯. Rung from nave; tuning: (approx) 1-4,5♯ of 5. [website] SP301851
389.1 WSW Birmingham, West Midlands, S Peter & S Paul, Aston, 12, 24-2-18 (1253 kg) in D. Thu. SP082899
399.1 NNW Elford, Staffordshire, S Peter (T), 6, 6-1-2 (318 kg) in B. Thu. SK185106
409.1 ENE Sibson, Leicestershire, S Botolph, 6, 12-2-4 (637 kg) in F♯. Mon (2nd). SK354009
419.1 N Harlaston, Staffordshire, S Matthew (GF), 3, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in D♯. Ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,3,4 of 6. SK214109
429.4 SSE Meriden, West Midlands, S Laurence (T), 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; only limited ringing allowed; anticlockwise. [website] SP252816
439.4 NE Twycross, Leicestershire, S James, 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in C. Unringable. SK338049
449.4 WSW Birmingham, West Midlands, S John Ev, Perry Barr, 8, 13-3-22 (709 kg) in F. Mon. SP068920
459.5 NE Norton juxta Twycross, Leicestershire, Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 8-1-1 (420 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SK322070
469.7 S Hampton in Arden, West Midlands, S Mary & S Bartholomew (T), 8, 12-0-22 (620 kg) in G. Mon 20:00. [website] SP202807
479.8 ESE Nuneaton, Warwickshire, S Nicolas, 8, 14-1-5 (726 kg) in E. [website] SP365916
489.8 ESE Nuneaton, Warwickshire, All Saints, Chilvers Coton, 10, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in F♯. [website] SP363907
4910 WNW Aldridge, West Midlands, S Mary V, 8, 9-0-6 (460 kg) in A. Thu. SK060007
5010 NW Lichfield, Staffordshire, S Michael, Greenhill (T), 6, 11-3-9 (601 kg) in A♭. Thu. SK123095