Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 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
23.1 ESE Shap, Cumbria, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 7-2-19 (390 kg) in G. Mon (alt). [website] NY563153
35.5 ENE Morland, Cumbria, S Lawrence (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 2,2♭,3 of 3. NY598225
46.5 ESE Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria, S Lawrence (T), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. NY621148
57.5 N Penrith, Cumbria, S Andrew (S;T), 8, 18-3-6 (955 kg) in E. Tue 19:00. [website] NY516301
68.6 SE Orton, Cumbria, All Saints (T), 8, 12-3-13 (654 kg) in F♯. Sat (2nd) 10:00. [website] NY622083
79.3 NNW Greystoke, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 6, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in A. Thu. [website] NY443307
810.2 E Appleby, Cumbria, S Lawrence (T), 6, 9-1-13 (476 kg) in A♭. Mon (alt). [website] NY683204
911.8 N 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
1012.4 SW Ambleside, Cumbria, S Mary, 8, 32-2-2 (1652 kg) in D♭. Mon. [website] NY374043
1112.9 SSW Ings, Cumbria, S Anne, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Unringable. SD446986
1213.2 WSW Grasmere, Cumbria, S Oswald (GF), 3, 13-0-15 (667 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. NY337073
1313.4 SW Brathay, Cumbria, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-26 (355 kg) in A. NY362032
1413.6 N Lazonby, Cumbria, S Nicholas (GF;T), 4, 7-2-27 (393 kg) in B♭. PN alternates with Gt Salkeld; ropes fall in a straight line. Wed (alt). [website] NY549397
1514.6 WSW Langdale, Cumbria, Holy Trinity, 6, 8-3-6 (447 kg) in F♯. Wed 18:00. NY320054
1615 SSW Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, S Martin, 8, 11-2-14 (591 kg) in A. Fri. SD402968
1715.1 SE Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, S Oswald, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg). One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. NY722042
1816.1 S Kendal, Cumbria, Holy Trinity, 10, 23-3-20 (1216 kg) in D♭. Wed. SD516921
1916.2 SW Hawkshead, Cumbria, S Michael, 8, 7-3-1 (394 kg) in G♯. Mon (not always: check). SD351980
2016.7 ESE Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, dedication unknown, 8, 15-3-4 (802 kg) in F. Thu. [website] NY775088
2116.8 WNW Keswick, Cumbria, S Kentigern, Crosthwaite (GF), 8, 12-2-24 (646 kg) in E. Wed 19:00. [website] NY257242
2217 E 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
2317.3 SSW Crosthwaite, Cumbria, S Mary, 6, 9-3-21 (505 kg) in G. SD445911
2418.2 SSE Sedbergh, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 8, 15-1-25 (786 kg) in F. SD657920
2521.5 S Heversham, Cumbria, S Peter, 6, 13-1-15 (680 kg) in F. Fri. SD495833
2622.4 SSE Dent, Cumbria, S Andrew (T), 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in B♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] SD705870
2722.7 S Milnthorpe, Cumbria, S Thomas (T), 6, 11-0-14 (565 kg) in G. Thu 20:00. SD498815
2823.1 SSE Barbon, Cumbria, S Bartholomew (T), 6, 7-1-25 (380 kg) in A. Thu 17:30. SD630824
2923.4 NNW Carlisle, Cumbria, S Elisabeth, Harraby (GF;T), 8, 13-3-7 (702 kg) in F. Ringing prohibited. [website] NY421544
3023.5 NNW Thursby, Cumbria, S Andrew, 6, 6-2-22 (340 kg) in A. Tue 19:00. [website] NY324502
3123.9 S Beetham, Cumbria, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 9-3-0 (495 kg) in G. Mon. [website] SD496795
3224.5 SW 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
3324.6 SSE 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
3424.7 NNW Carlisle, Cumbria, Cath Ch of Holy & Undivided Trinity (S), 12, 21-0-6 (1070 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Fri. [website] NY398559
3525 NW Wigton, Cumbria, S Mary (S;T), 8, 8-0-0 (406 kg) in A. Also hung for ringing: service bell. Mon. [website] NY255482
3625 SSE Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 12-1-23 (633 kg) in F♯. SD611788
3725.5 S Burton in Kendal, Cumbria, S James (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. SD530769
3825.8 WNW Cockermouth, Cumbria, All Saints, 8, 12-1-11 (627 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] NY123306
3925.9 SSW 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
4026.4 S Whittington, Lancashire, S Michael Archangel (GF), 6, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in G. Tue. SD599762
4126.7 S Silverdale, Lancashire, S John (T), 6, 12-0-16 (617 kg) in G. Mon. SD463754
4226.7 N Brampton, Cumbria, S Martin, 6, 9-1-5 (472 kg) in A. Thu. [website] NY528610
4326.8 SSE Leck, Lancashire, S Peter (GF), 5, 12-1-15 (629 kg) in G. SD643765
4426.9 WNW Bridekirk, Cumbria, S Bridget (T), 6, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in A♭. [website] NY116336
4527.1 SW Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, S Mary Magd (T), 12, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Tue. SD209873
4627.5 WNW Aspatria, Cumbria, S Kentigern (T), 8, 13-2-8 (689 kg) in F. Thu. [website] NY147419
4727.8 SSW Flookburgh, Cumbria, S John Bapt, 8, 16-3-21 (860 kg) in F. Fri. SD365760
4828 SSE Tunstall, Lancashire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 15-2-17 (795 kg) in F♯. SD614739
4928.3 SSW Ulverston, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. Mon. SD288786
5028.4 S Warton, Lancashire, S Oswald or Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg). Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SD498723