Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 St Helens, Merseyside, S Thomas, Eccleston, 8, 9-0-7 (460 kg) in F♯. SJ506953
20.4 E St Helens, Merseyside, S Helen, 10, 22-2-25 (1154 kg) in C♯. SJ513952
32.7 SSW Rainhill, Merseyside, S Ann, 6, 1-3-16 (96 kg) in G. Wed. SJ493912
43 WSW Prescot, Merseyside, S Mary, 8, 13-1-13 (679 kg) in E. Mon 20:00. SJ465927
53.1 S Rainhill, Merseyside, S Bartholomew (RC), 6, 2-2-6 (130 kg) in F. Tue. SJ502903
63.7 NNW Rainford, Merseyside, All Saints, 8, 13-2-7 (689 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SD478006
74.7 SW Huyton, Merseyside, S Michael (GF;T), 6, 14-3-20 (758 kg) in E♭. SJ442911
84.8 S Farnworth, Cheshire, S Luke (GF), 6, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in A. SJ516877
95.4 E Newton le Willows, Merseyside, S Peter (T), 10, 24-2-5 (1247 kg) in E♭. Thu. SJ592956
106.2 N Up Holland, Lancashire, S Thomas M (T), 6, 8¾ cwt (~440 kg) in G♯. Mon 19:00. SD522051
116.2 ESE Winwick, Cheshire, S Oswald (GF), 6, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. SJ603928
126.3 S Ditton, Cheshire, S Michael (RC), 6 U/R, 14½ cwt (~740 kg) in F. Unringable. SJ494853
136.7 SSW Halewood, Merseyside, S Nicholas, 6, 6-0-1 (305 kg) in B. Vallotti temperament tuning. Wed 20:00. SJ449861
146.9 SW Liverpool, Merseyside, All Saints, Childwall, 6, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in G. Tue. SJ414890
157.1 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, S Thomas (Indian Orth), West Derby (T), 6, 12-0-13 (616 kg) in F. Former church of S James (Anglican) (until 2019); bells owned by Liverpool Diocese. SJ393927
167.2 NE Wigan, Greater Manchester, S James, Poolstock, 8, 25-2-21 (1305 kg) in D. Tue. SD578045
177.4 SW Liverpool, Merseyside, S Peter, Woolton, 10, 19-2-12 (996 kg) in E. Fri. SJ422869
187.5 S Runcorn, Cheshire, All Saints, 8, 15-3-15 (807 kg) in E. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. Tue. SJ510832
197.9 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, S John Bapt, Tuebrook (T), 8, 16-2-15 (845 kg) in E. Tue. SJ382923
208 NE Wigan, Greater Manchester, All Saints, 10, 29-1-8 (1490 kg) in C♯. Mon. SD581056
218.3 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, S Barnabas, Penny Lane, Mossley Hill, 8, 11-3-27 (609 kg) in G. PN: check with contact. SJ392883
228.5 NNW Westhead, Lancashire, S James, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SD436071
238.5 SSW Hale, Cheshire, S Mary, 8, 8-0-20 (415 kg) in A. Steel bells : bells 3-8. Thu. SJ471820
248.7 SE Stockton Heath, Cheshire, S Thomas (T), 10, 16-3-6 (854 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SJ613863
258.8 NE Hindley, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in F. Wed. SD615042
268.8 SSW Speke, Merseyside, All Saints, 3 U/R, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Unringable. SJ429833
279 SSE Daresbury, Cheshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 16-1-5 (828 kg) in E. Mon. SJ580828
289.1 W Liverpool, Merseyside, S Mary, Walton on the Hill (T), 8, 9-1-25 (481 kg) in A♭. Mon. SJ358948
299.3 SW Liverpool, Merseyside, S Michael, Garston, 8, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in F♯. Mon. SJ403842
309.5 NW Aughton, Lancashire, S Michael (GF;T), 6, 5-2-2 (280 kg) in C♯. Rung from aisle : north. Mon (exc 1st). SD391054
319.5 N Parbold, Lancashire, Christ Church, Douglas (GF;T), 8, 11-3-24 (608 kg) in F♯. Thu. SD502107
329.6 E Culcheth (Newchurch), Cheshire, dedication unknown (T), 8, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in F♯. Mon. SJ661949
339.6 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, S Francis Xavier (RC), 8, 16-1-6 (828 kg) in E. Fri (term only) 18:00. [website] SJ356911
349.8 ENE Leigh, Greater Manchester, S Mary V (T), 8, 16-0-10 (817 kg) in D. SD656003
359.8 W Bootle, Merseyside, Christ Church (T), 8, 8-1-12 (425 kg) in A. SJ348951
369.8 NW Aughton, Lancashire, Christ Church (T), 8, 14-0-12 (717 kg) in F. Mon. SD401072
379.9 NNE Standish, Greater Manchester, S Wilfrid, 8, 12-0-23 (620 kg) in G. Tue. [website] SD563102
3810 ESE Grappenhall, Cheshire, S Wilfrid, 10, 10-3-17 (554 kg) in G. Wed. [website] SJ639862
3910 WNW Sefton, Merseyside, S Helen (GF), 8, 11-2-11 (589 kg) in F. Wed (with exceptions). SD356012
4010 NW Ormskirk, Lancashire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 21-1-26 (1091 kg) in E♭. Tue. SD412084
4110.1 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, Cath Ch of Christ (S;T), 12, 82-0-11 (4171 kg) in A♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; the heaviest ring of bells. [website] SJ353894
4210.4 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, Municipal Buildings (T), 4, 13-3-11 (704 kg) in F♯. Ringing prohibited; tuning: 1-3,6 of 6. SJ345906
4310.5 SE Stretton, Cheshire, S Matthew (T), 8, 8-3-18 (453 kg) in A. Mon. SJ620827
4410.8 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, Our Lady & S Nicholas, Pier Head, 12, 41-3-15 (2128 kg) in C. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Fri. SJ339904
4511.2 NE Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, S Bartholomew, 8, 14-1-2 (725 kg) in F♯. Detached tower. Tue. SD652059
4611.2 S Frodsham, Cheshire, S Lawrence (T), 8, 12-1-3 (624 kg) in F♯. Fri. SJ521772
4711.8 WNW Great Crosby, Merseyside, S Luke, 6, 9-3-9 (499 kg) in A♭. Mon. SJ321998
4811.8 NNE Blackrod, Greater Manchester, S Katharine, 6, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. SD613110
4912 ENE Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, S George (T), 8, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: treble and 2nd. SD688019
5012 WSW Rock Ferry, Merseyside, S Peter (T), 6, 10-0-8 (512 kg) in G. [website] SJ334862