Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, S Oswald, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg). One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. NY722042
24.3 NE Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, dedication unknown, 8, 15-3-4 (802 kg) in F. Thu. [website] NY775088
36.7 WNW Orton, Cumbria, All Saints (T), 8, 12-3-13 (654 kg) in F♯. Sat (2nd) 10:00. [website] NY622083
47.4 NE Brough, Cumbria, S Michael (GF;T), 4 U/R, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 6; the heaviest ring of four bells. NY793139
58.6 SSW Sedbergh, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 8, 15-1-25 (786 kg) in F. SD657920
69.1 NW Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria, S Lawrence (T), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. NY621148
710.3 NNW Appleby, Cumbria, S Lawrence (T), 6, 9-1-13 (476 kg) in A♭. Mon (alt). [website] NY683204
810.7 S Dent, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in B♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] SD705870
912 NW Shap, Cumbria, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 7-2-19 (390 kg) in G. Mon (alt). [website] NY563153
1013.7 NW Morland, Cumbria, S Lawrence (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 2,2♭,3 of 3. NY598225
1114.7 SSW Barbon, Cumbria, S Bartholomew (T), 6, 7-1-25 (380 kg) in A. Thu 17:30. SD630824
1214.8 WSW Kendal, Cumbria, Holy Trinity, 10, 23-3-20 (1216 kg) in D♭. Wed. SD516921
1315.1 NW Bampton, Cumbria, S Patrick (S;T), 6, 5-0-9 (258 kg) in D. Also, above, a ring of 5 (ringing fittings removed). [website] NY521180
1416.2 ESE Askrigg, North Yorkshire, S Oswald, 6, 10-1-25 (532 kg) in G♯. Mon 18:30. [website] SD947910
1516.4 SSW 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
1617.2 SSW Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 12-1-23 (633 kg) in F♯. SD611788
1717.4 E Langthwaite, North Yorkshire, S Mary, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1,4,7 of 8. [website] NZ002027
1817.5 WSW Ings, Cumbria, S Anne, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Unringable. SD446986
1917.9 SSW Leck, Lancashire, S Peter (GF), 5, 12-1-15 (629 kg) in G. SD643765
2019 WSW Crosthwaite, Cumbria, S Mary, 6, 9-3-21 (505 kg) in G. SD445911
2119 SSW Whittington, Lancashire, S Michael Archangel (GF), 6, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in G. Tue. SD599762
2219.1 SW Heversham, Cumbria, S Peter, 6, 13-1-15 (680 kg) in F. Fri. SD495833
2319.3 S Ingleton, North Yorkshire, S Mary V, 6 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F. Steel bells; unringable. SD694732
2419.8 SW Milnthorpe, Cumbria, S Thomas (T), 6, 11-0-14 (565 kg) in G. Thu 20:00. SD498815
2520 SSW Tunstall, Lancashire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 15-2-17 (795 kg) in F♯. SD614739
2620.3 ENE Cotherstone, Durham, S Cuthbert, 6, 7-0-10 (360 kg) in B♭. [website] NZ012193
2720.3 WSW Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, S Martin, 8, 11-2-14 (591 kg) in A. Fri. SD402968
2820.4 E Grinton, North Yorkshire, S Andrew (T), 8, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in G. Fri 20:00. [website] SE046984
2920.4 SSW Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire, All Saints (T), 6, 11-3-15 (604 kg) in G. Tue. SD651721
3020.4 ESE Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, S Andrew (T), 6, 11-3-10 (601 kg) in F♯. SE011885
3120.5 NW Penrith, Cumbria, S Andrew (S;T), 8, 18-3-6 (955 kg) in E. Tue 19:00. [website] NY516301
3220.7 SSE Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, S Oswald (GF), 6, 10-1-24 (532 kg) in A♭. SD810721
3320.7 SW Burton in Kendal, Cumbria, S James (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. SD530769
3420.8 SW Beetham, Cumbria, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 9-3-0 (495 kg) in G. Mon. [website] SD496795
3521.6 W Ambleside, Cumbria, S Mary, 8, 32-2-2 (1652 kg) in D♭. Mon. [website] NY374043
3621.7 S Clapham, North Yorkshire, S James (T), 6, 10-2-2 (534 kg) in G. SD745694
3721.7 ENE Barnard Castle, Durham, S Mary V, 8, 17-0-0 (864 kg) in F. Mon. NZ050162
3821.9 SSW Melling, Lancashire, S Wilfrid, 6, 9¾ cwt (~500 kg) in A♭. SD598711
3922.2 SSW Low Bentham, North Yorkshire, S John Bapt, 6, 19-1-23 (988 kg) in F. SD644692
4022.3 W Brathay, Cumbria, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-26 (355 kg) in A. NY362032
4122.8 NNW Great Salkeld, Cumbria, S Cuthbert, 6, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in A♭. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; PN alternates with Lazonby. [website] NY551367
4222.8 SSW Tatham, Lancashire, S James Less (GF), 3, 9-1-21 (479 kg) in B. Wed. SD605694
4323.2 ESE West Witton, North Yorkshire, S Bartholomew (GF), 3, 6-1-5 (320 kg) in B. [website] SE060884
4423.3 W Hawkshead, Cumbria, S Michael, 8, 7-3-1 (394 kg) in G♯. Mon (not always: check). SD351980
4523.7 SSE Stainforth, North Yorkshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 6-3-25 (354 kg) in B. Unringable. SD820673
4623.7 SSW Hornby, Lancashire, S Margaret, 8, 10-1-7 (524 kg) in G. Thu. SD584685
4723.9 NW Greystoke, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 6, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in A. Thu. [website] NY443307
4823.9 SSE Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, S Oswald (GF), 3, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. Tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. SD933719
4923.9 W Grasmere, Cumbria, S Oswald (GF), 3, 13-0-15 (667 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. NY337073
5024.1 SW Silverdale, Lancashire, S John (T), 6, 12-0-16 (617 kg) in G. Mon. SD463754