Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Chester le Street, Durham, S Mary & S Cuthbert, 8, 19-0-2 (966 kg) in E. Fri (exc 1st). NZ275513
24.2 ESE 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
35.4 S Durham, Durham, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in A. Wed. NZ274425
45.7 S 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
55.8 S Durham, Durham, S Oswald K&M (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] NZ275419
66.1 WNW Tanfield, Durham, S Margaret (T), 10, 10-3-19 (555 kg) in G. Fri (exc 3rd). NZ187554
76.6 N Heworth, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 6, 6-0-16 (312 kg) in A. NZ286619
86.6 S Shincliffe, Durham, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-0-14 (210 kg) in D. Tue. NZ291407
97.1 WSW Lanchester, Durham, All Saints (T), 8, 9-1-6 (473 kg) in A. Fri. NZ167473
107.5 NNW Whickham, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Sun (term only) 17:00. NZ209613
117.9 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Stephen, Low Elswick, 8 U/R, 27-2-8 (1401 kg) in D♭. Unringable; detached tower. NZ231632
128 ENE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Minster Ch: S Michael & All Angels & S Benedict Biscop, Bishopwearmouth (T), 10, 12-2-7 (638 kg) in G. Mon. NZ392569
138 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Cath Ch of S Nicholas (T), 12, 37-2-17 (1913 kg) in D♭. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Tue. NZ249640
148.1 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in A♭. NZ246640
158.3 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Matthew AEM, 8 U/R, 31-1-0 (1588 kg) in D♭. Unringable. NZ238641
168.5 ENE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Ignatius, Hendon, 8, 12-3-20 (657 kg) in G. NZ403562
178.7 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S James, Benwell (T), 6, 16¼ cwt (~830 kg) in F. NZ217640
188.8 NNE Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Meditation Centre, 6, 7-0-22 (366 kg) in A. Former church of Andrew (Presbyterian) (until 1982). NZ305651
198.8 ENE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Holy Trinity, 8, 13-2-14 (692 kg) in F. Ringing currently not permitted. NZ405571
209 SSW Brancepeth, Durham, S Brandon (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Wed (term only). NZ224376
219.1 NW Winlaton, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 6, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. NZ175619
229.2 NNE Jarrow on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Christ Church, Jarrow Grange, 8 U/R, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in F. Unringable. NZ326652
239.4 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S James & S Basil, Fenham (T), 8, 14-0-10 (716 kg) in F. The ringing bells form part of a 17-bell chime. Thu 19:00. [website] NZ225655
249.4 ENE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Andrew, Roker (T), 10, 22-2-26 (1155 kg) in E. Tue. [website] NZ404593
259.4 NW Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Cuthbert, Stella (T), 6, 6-0-27 (317 kg) in B♭. NZ184633
269.7 N Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S George, Jesmond, 8, 18-0-20 (924 kg) in E. Fri. NZ255667
279.9 ESE Easington, Durham, S Mary, 8, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. NZ414434
2810.4 NNW Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, All Saints, 10, 22-0-23 (1128 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] NZ241677
2910.5 W Consett, Durham, Christ Church (T), 8, 16-0-19 (821 kg) in F. Tue (1st). NZ107509
3010.9 SSW Willington, Durham, S Stephen (T), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Steel bells. NZ209351
3111 W Blackhill, Durham, Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (RC), 8, 15-3-19 (809 kg) in F. NZ098515
3211 NW Newburn on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 9-2-2 (484 kg) in A♭. NZ166653
3311.1 NNE South Shields, Tyne and Wear, S Hilda (T), 8, 9-3-27 (508 kg) in F♯. Thu (1st) 19:00. NZ360670
3411.4 W Benfieldside, Durham, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 12-2-17 (643 kg) in G. Thu. NZ092525
3511.4 NW Ryton, Tyne and Wear, Holy Cross (T), 8, 13-3-18 (707 kg) in E. Wed 19:00. [website] NZ150648
3611.8 NNE North Shields, Tyne and Wear, Christ Church (T), 10, 16-1-18 (834 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] NZ353686
3713 NW Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland, S Oswin, 6, 22-0-20 (1127 kg) in E. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon. NZ113647
3813.7 NNE Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 8, 17-0-23 (874 kg) in E. Mon. [website] NZ353720
3914.1 WNW Ovingham, Northumberland, S Mary V, 8, 4-2-16 (236 kg) in C♯. Also, above, a ring of 3 (see 3-bell list). Thu. [website] NZ084637
4014.1 WNW Ovingham, Northumberland, S Mary V, 3, 9-0-21 (467 kg) in A. Also, below, a ring of 8; tuning: non-diatonic. [website] NZ084637
4114.6 SSW Bishop Auckland, Durham, S Andrew (T), 8, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th) 19:00. [website] NZ217284
4214.8 SSE Sedgefield, Durham, S Edmund (T), 6, 9-1-2 (471 kg) in A♭. Thu. NZ356288
4315.1 NNW Ponteland, Northumberland, S Mary V (T), 8, 6-3-4 (345 kg) in B. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. Thu. NZ165729
4415.2 SW Wolsingham, Durham, S Mary & S Stephen, 3, 12-0-26 (621 kg) in F. NZ073373
4515.7 S Shildon, Durham, S John (T), 8, 16-1-8 (829 kg) in F♯. Wed 19:00. NZ228264
4615.9 N Cramlington, Northumberland, S Nicholas, 6, 19-1-18 (986 kg) in E. Fri 19:00. NZ267769
4717.1 WNW Newton Hall, Northumberland, S James, Mowden Hall School, 8, 6-3-1 (343 kg) in B. [website] NZ037652
4818 WSW Frosterley, Durham, The Black Bull Inn (GF;T), 12, 0-2-21 (35 kg) in E♭. Ringing temporarily suspended. [website] NZ023369
4918.1 S Heighington, Durham, S Michael (GF), 6, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in G. Wed. NZ248223
5018.1 SE 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