Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Frosterley, Durham, The Black Bull Inn (GF;T), 12, 0-2-21 (35 kg) in E♭. Ringing temporarily suspended. [website] NZ023369
23.1 E Wolsingham, Durham, S Mary & S Stephen, 3, 12-0-26 (621 kg) in F. NZ073373
310.2 NNE Consett, Durham, Christ Church (T), 8, 16-0-19 (821 kg) in F. Tue (1st). NZ107509
410.2 NNE Blackhill, Durham, Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (RC), 8, 15-3-19 (809 kg) in F. NZ098515
510.7 NNE Benfieldside, Durham, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 12-2-17 (643 kg) in G. Thu. NZ092525
610.9 S Cotherstone, Durham, S Cuthbert, 6, 7-0-10 (360 kg) in B♭. [website] NZ012193
711.1 NE Lanchester, Durham, All Saints (T), 8, 9-1-6 (473 kg) in A. Fri. NZ167473
811.6 E Willington, Durham, S Stephen (T), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Steel bells. NZ209351
912.1 SSE Staindrop, Durham, S Mary, 8, 15-0-21 (772 kg) in F♯. NZ130206
1012.5 E Brancepeth, Durham, S Brandon (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Wed (term only). NZ224376
1112.9 S Barnard Castle, Durham, S Mary V, 8, 17-0-0 (864 kg) in F. Mon. NZ050162
1213.1 ESE Bishop Auckland, Durham, S Andrew (T), 8, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th) 19:00. [website] NZ217284
1314.3 ESE Shildon, Durham, S John (T), 8, 16-1-8 (829 kg) in F♯. Wed 19:00. NZ228264
1415.4 NE Tanfield, Durham, S Margaret (T), 10, 10-3-19 (555 kg) in G. Fri (exc 3rd). NZ187554
1515.5 SE Gainford, Durham, S Mary, 6, 11-3-4 (599 kg) in G♯. NZ169166
1615.9 ENE 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
1715.9 ENE Durham, Durham, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in A. Wed. NZ274425
1816 E Durham, Durham, S Oswald K&M (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] NZ275419
1916.5 NW Allendale, Northumberland, S Cuthbert (T), 8, 10-0-9 (512 kg) in G. Wed. [website] NY837559
2016.7 ESE Heighington, Durham, S Michael (GF), 6, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in G. Wed. NZ248223
2116.8 E Shincliffe, Durham, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-0-14 (210 kg) in D. Tue. NZ291407
2217.1 NNE 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
2317.1 NNE Ovingham, Northumberland, S Mary V, 3, 9-0-21 (467 kg) in A. Also, below, a ring of 8; tuning: non-diatonic. [website] NZ084637
2417.2 N Corbridge on Tyne, Northumberland, S Andrew, 6 U/R, 6-2-23 (341 kg) in A. Unringable. NY988644
2517.6 N Newton Hall, Northumberland, S James, Mowden Hall School, 8, 6-3-1 (343 kg) in B. [website] NZ037652
2617.7 NNW Hexham, Northumberland, Abbey Ch of S Andrew, 10, 21-1-16 (1087 kg) in E. Thu. [website] NY935641
2718 SSE 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
2818 ENE Chester le Street, Durham, S Mary & S Cuthbert, 8, 19-0-2 (966 kg) in E. Fri (exc 1st). NZ275513
2918.2 NNE Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland, S Oswin, 6, 22-0-20 (1127 kg) in E. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon. NZ113647
3018.2 NNE Winlaton, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 6, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. NZ175619
3118.4 SSE Stanwick St John, North Yorkshire, S John Bapt, 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] NZ185119
3218.5 ESE Aycliffe, Durham, S Andrew, 3, 3-2-9 (182 kg) in E♭. Access to ringing room via a vertical ladder. NZ282221
3318.9 SSE East Layton, North Yorkshire, Christ Church, 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Building owned by E O Proud Trust. [website] NZ163098
3419.1 NNE Ryton, Tyne and Wear, Holy Cross (T), 8, 13-3-18 (707 kg) in E. Wed 19:00. [website] NZ150648
3519.1 NE Whickham, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Sun (term only) 17:00. NZ209613
3619.1 SE Manfield, North Yorkshire, All Saints, 3, 6-2-26 (342 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. NZ222133
3719.2 NNE Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Cuthbert, Stella (T), 6, 6-0-27 (317 kg) in B♭. NZ184633
3819.6 NNW Warden, Northumberland, S Michael & All Angels, 3 U/R, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in C♯. One or more bells not hung; unringable; notes perceived not=nominal/2; bells are unusual shape; apparently pitched by tierce; tuning: 1,2,4 of 4. NY913664
3919.8 NNE Newburn on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 9-2-2 (484 kg) in A♭. NZ166653
4020.2 SW 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
4120.7 NE Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S James, Benwell (T), 6, 16¼ cwt (~830 kg) in F. NZ217640
4220.8 SSE Melsonby, North Yorkshire, S James Gt, 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Tuning: 2,3,5,6 of 12. [website] NZ201084
4320.9 NE Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Stephen, Low Elswick, 8 U/R, 27-2-8 (1401 kg) in D♭. Unringable; detached tower. NZ231632
4421.2 SE Darlington, Durham, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-9 (347 kg) in B♭. Fri. NZ283148
4521.3 ESE Sedgefield, Durham, S Edmund (T), 6, 9-1-2 (471 kg) in A♭. Thu. NZ356288
4621.3 S 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
4721.3 ENE 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
4821.5 NE Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Matthew AEM, 8 U/R, 31-1-0 (1588 kg) in D♭. Unringable. NZ238641
4921.6 SE Barton, North Yorkshire, S Cuthbert & S Mary, 6, 6-3-27 (355 kg) in B♭. [website] NZ230089
5021.6 N Matfen, Northumberland, Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 4 cwt (~200 kg) in F. Unringable. NZ030717