Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Warton, Lancashire, S Oswald or Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg). Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SD498723
22.3 SE Over Kellet, Lancashire, S Cuthbert (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 2,2♭,3 of 3. SD522695
32.9 NW Silverdale, Lancashire, S John (T), 6, 12-0-16 (617 kg) in G. Mon. SD463754
43 SSW Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, Holy Trinity (T), 3, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. SD483677
53.5 NE Burton in Kendal, Cumbria, S James (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. SD530769
64.5 N Beetham, Cumbria, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 9-3-0 (495 kg) in G. Mon. [website] SD496795
75.7 N Milnthorpe, Cumbria, S Thomas (T), 6, 11-0-14 (565 kg) in G. Thu 20:00. SD498815
85.9 ESE Hornby, Lancashire, S Margaret, 8, 10-1-7 (524 kg) in G. Thu. SD584685
96 SW Morecambe, Lancashire, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 10-0-25 (519 kg) in G. Fri (exc 1st). SD439646
106.2 E Melling, Lancashire, S Wilfrid, 6, 9¾ cwt (~500 kg) in A♭. SD598711
116.6 SSW Lancaster, Lancashire, Priory Ch of S Mary, 10, 30-2-2 (1550 kg) in D♭. Tue. SD473619
126.7 ENE Whittington, Lancashire, S Michael Archangel (GF), 6, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in G. Tue. SD599762
136.8 S Lancaster, Lancashire, Cath Ch of S Peter (RC), 10, 19-0-21 (975 kg) in E. Mon. SD480615
146.9 N Heversham, Cumbria, S Peter, 6, 13-1-15 (680 kg) in F. Fri. SD495833
156.9 ESE Tatham, Lancashire, S James Less (GF), 3, 9-1-21 (479 kg) in B. Wed. SD605694
167.2 E Tunstall, Lancashire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 15-2-17 (795 kg) in F♯. SD614739
178.1 ENE Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 12-1-23 (633 kg) in F♯. SD611788
188.4 WNW Cartmel, Cumbria, Priory Ch of S Mary V, 6, 11-1-24 (582 kg) in G. Also original back 4 making an alternative 6, tenor 15cwt in G. Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] SD379787
198.5 WNW Flookburgh, Cumbria, S John Bapt, 8, 16-3-21 (860 kg) in F. Fri. SD365760
209.1 ENE Casterton, Cumbria, Holy Trinity (GF), 3 U/R, 5-0-3 (255 kg) in D. The ringing bells form part of a 6-bell chime; unringable. SD624796
219.3 E Low Bentham, North Yorkshire, S John Bapt, 6, 19-1-23 (988 kg) in F. SD644692
229.4 ENE Leck, Lancashire, S Peter (GF), 5, 12-1-15 (629 kg) in G. SD643765
239.5 E Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire, All Saints (T), 6, 11-3-15 (604 kg) in G. Tue. SD651721
2410.3 NE Barbon, Cumbria, S Bartholomew (T), 6, 7-1-25 (380 kg) in A. Thu 17:30. SD630824
2511.4 S Thurnham, Lancashire, S Thomas & S Elizabeth (RC), 5 U/R, 7-2-6 (384 kg) in A. Unringable. SD465543
2612.1 NNW Crosthwaite, Cumbria, S Mary, 6, 9-3-21 (505 kg) in G. SD445911
2712.2 E Ingleton, North Yorkshire, S Mary V, 6 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F. Steel bells; unringable. SD694732
2812.4 N Kendal, Cumbria, Holy Trinity, 10, 23-3-20 (1216 kg) in D♭. Wed. SD516921
2912.9 S Cockerham, Lancashire, S Michael, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. SD462518
3013.6 WNW Ulverston, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. Mon. SD288786
3114.3 W Great Urswick, Cumbria, S Mary V & S Michael, 6, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in A. Tue. SD268741
3214.7 S Scorton, Lancashire, S Peter (T), 8, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. SD502486
3315.4 E Clapham, North Yorkshire, S James (T), 6, 10-2-2 (534 kg) in G. SD745694
3415.5 WNW Lowick, Cumbria, S Luke (GF), 3 U/R, 2 cwt (~100 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming - all bells have very small wheels designed for swing chiming; steel bells; unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SD289860
3515.7 NE Sedbergh, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 8, 15-1-25 (786 kg) in F. SD657920
3615.7 NE Dent, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in B♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] SD705870
3715.9 SSW Pilling, Lancashire, S John Bapt (T), 6, 14-3-7 (753 kg) in F. Mon (alt) 19:00. SD402486
3816.4 NNW Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, S Martin, 8, 11-2-14 (591 kg) in A. Fri. SD402968
3916.7 NNW Ings, Cumbria, S Anne, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Unringable. SD446986
4016.9 W Dalton in Furness, Cumbria, S Mary, 10, 21-2-25 (1104 kg) in D. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. SD225738
4117.5 WNW Kirkby Ireleth, Cumbria, S Cuthbert, 8, 7-1-10 (373 kg) in A♭. Thu. SD233821
4218.2 SE Slaidburn, Lancashire, S Andrew, 6, 15-1-6 (777 kg) in F. Wed (by arrangement). SD710521
4318.4 S Garstang, Lancashire, S Helen, Churchtown (GF), 6, 12-1-17 (630 kg) in G. SD481428
4418.4 NNW Hawkshead, Cumbria, S Michael, 8, 7-3-1 (394 kg) in G♯. Mon (not always: check). SD351980
4518.9 W Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, S James Gt (S;T), 8, 12-0-24 (621 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SD194699
4619.3 E Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, S Oswald (GF), 6, 10-1-24 (532 kg) in A♭. SD810721
4719.5 S St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. SD461410
4819.6 SSE Chipping, Lancashire, S Bartholomew (GF;T), 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in A. Thu. SD622433
4920.1 ESE Giggleswick in Craven, North Yorkshire, S Alkelda (S;T), 8, 10-2-19 (542 kg) in A♭. Thu. SD811640
5020.2 WNW Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, S Mary Magd (T), 12, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Tue. SD209873