Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Bishop Auckland, Durham, S Andrew (T), 8, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th) 19:00. [website] NZ217284
21.4 SSE Shildon, Durham, S John (T), 8, 16-1-8 (829 kg) in F♯. Wed 19:00. NZ228264
34.2 N Willington, Durham, S Stephen (T), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Steel bells. NZ209351
44.3 SSE Heighington, Durham, S Michael (GF), 6, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in G. Wed. NZ248223
55.6 SE Aycliffe, Durham, S Andrew, 3, 3-2-9 (182 kg) in E♭. Access to ringing room via a vertical ladder. NZ282221
65.7 N Brancepeth, Durham, S Brandon (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Wed (term only). NZ224376
77.2 SW Staindrop, Durham, S Mary, 8, 15-0-21 (772 kg) in F♯. NZ130206
87.9 SSW Gainford, Durham, S Mary, 6, 11-3-4 (599 kg) in G♯. NZ169166
98.6 E Sedgefield, Durham, S Edmund (T), 6, 9-1-2 (471 kg) in A♭. Thu. NZ356288
108.9 NNE Shincliffe, Durham, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-0-14 (210 kg) in D. Tue. NZ291407
119.1 NNE Durham, Durham, S Oswald K&M (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] NZ275419
129.2 NNE Durham, Durham, Cath Ch of Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, & S Cuthbert (S;T), 10, 28-0-6 (1425 kg) in D. Thu (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] NZ273421
139.4 S Manfield, North Yorkshire, All Saints, 3, 6-2-26 (342 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. NZ222133
149.4 SSE Darlington, Durham, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-9 (347 kg) in B♭. Fri. NZ283148
159.4 NNE Durham, Durham, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in A. Wed. NZ274425
169.8 SSE Darlington, Durham, S Cuthbert, 8, 18-0-14 (921 kg) in F. Mon. NZ291144
1710.1 SSE Darlington, Durham, S John (T), 8, 10-0-10 (513 kg) in G. Tue (2nd, 4th). NZ296142
1810.4 SSW Forcett, North Yorkshire, S Cuthbert, 3, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in F♯. Ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] NZ175122
1910.4 SSW Stanwick St John, North Yorkshire, S John Bapt, 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] NZ185119
2010.5 WNW Wolsingham, Durham, S Mary & S Stephen, 3, 12-0-26 (621 kg) in F. NZ073373
2112 SSW East Layton, North Yorkshire, Christ Church, 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Building owned by E O Proud Trust. [website] NZ163098
2212.1 S Barton, North Yorkshire, S Cuthbert & S Mary, 6, 6-3-27 (355 kg) in B♭. [website] NZ230089
2312.1 NNW Lanchester, Durham, All Saints (T), 8, 9-1-6 (473 kg) in A. Fri. NZ167473
2412.4 SSE Croft on Tees, North Yorkshire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 5-3-10 (297 kg) in A. Unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. [website] NZ288098
2512.5 S Melsonby, North Yorkshire, S James Gt, 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Tuning: 2,3,5,6 of 12. [website] NZ201084
2612.7 SSE Hurworth, Durham, All Saints (T), 6, 16-3-15 (858 kg) in F. Thu. NZ308101
2712.8 SW Barnard Castle, Durham, S Mary V, 8, 17-0-0 (864 kg) in F. Mon. NZ050162
2813.1 WNW Frosterley, Durham, The Black Bull Inn (GF;T), 12, 0-2-21 (35 kg) in E♭. Ringing temporarily suspended. [website] NZ023369
2913.9 WSW Cotherstone, Durham, S Cuthbert, 6, 7-0-10 (360 kg) in B♭. [website] NZ012193
3014.6 NNE Chester le Street, Durham, S Mary & S Cuthbert, 8, 19-0-2 (966 kg) in E. Fri (exc 1st). NZ275513
3115.3 ESE Stockton on Tees, Durham, Parish Church (T), 12, 21-0-11 (1072 kg) in E♭. No regular ringing. NZ445192
3215.3 NE Easington, Durham, S Mary, 8, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. NZ414434
3315.4 NNE Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, S Michael & All Angels (S), 8, 12-0-0 (610 kg) in G. CC recognised Ringing Centre; county books / pNBR info discrepant. NZ341498
3415.5 NNW Consett, Durham, Christ Church (T), 8, 16-0-19 (821 kg) in F. Tue (1st). NZ107509
3515.9 ESE Thornaby on Tees, North Yorkshire, S Paul, 8, 10-3-0 (546 kg) in F♯. Wed 18:45. NZ450176
3616.1 NNW Blackhill, Durham, Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (RC), 8, 15-3-19 (809 kg) in F. NZ098515
3716.7 SSE South Cowton, North Yorkshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. NZ293026
3816.9 NNW Benfieldside, Durham, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 12-2-17 (643 kg) in G. Thu. NZ092525
3916.9 N Tanfield, Durham, S Margaret (T), 10, 10-3-19 (555 kg) in G. Fri (exc 3rd). NZ187554
4017.2 S Richmond, North Yorkshire, S Mary (T), 8, 11-1-12 (577 kg) in G. Tue. [website] NZ174010
4118 E Hartlepool, Durham, S Aidan (T), 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th) 17:30. NZ507314
4218.2 E Hartlepool, Durham, All Saints, Stranton, 8, 12-3-4 (650 kg) in F. Wed. NZ508319
4318.2 E Hartlepool, Durham, S Oswald (T), 10, 21-2-12 (1098 kg) in E♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. Tue (1st, 3rd, 5th) 19:00. NZ506334
4418.3 S Bolton on Swale, North Yorkshire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-1-25 (532 kg) in G. [website] SE252991
4518.3 E Hartlepool, Durham, Art Gallery & Tourist Information Centre (T), 6, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Former church of Christ; ringing temporarily suspended. NZ510325
4619 S Catterick, North Yorkshire, S Anne (T), 8, 9-3-10 (500 kg) in A♭. Thu. SE239979
4719.1 SE Crathorne, North Yorkshire, All Saints (GF), 3, 6-3-0 (343 kg) in C. Also hung for ringing: sanctus bell; ropes fall in a straight line. NZ443075
4819.5 E Hartlepool, Durham, S Hilda, 3 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg). Derelict; unringable; tower unsafe. NZ528336
4920.1 SSE Danby Wiske, North Yorkshire, dedication unknown, 3, 5-2-5 (282 kg) in B. Mon. SE338983
5020.4 N Whickham, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Sun (term only) 17:00. NZ209613