Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 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
20.2 SE Durham, Durham, S Oswald K&M (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] NZ275419
30.3 NNE Durham, Durham, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in A. Wed. NZ274425
41.4 SE Shincliffe, Durham, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-0-14 (210 kg) in D. Tue. NZ291407
54.1 SW Brancepeth, Durham, S Brandon (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Wed (term only). NZ224376
65.7 N Chester le Street, Durham, S Mary & S Cuthbert, 8, 19-0-2 (966 kg) in E. Fri (exc 1st). NZ275513
75.9 SW Willington, Durham, S Stephen (T), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Steel bells. NZ209351
86.4 NE 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
97.3 WNW Lanchester, Durham, All Saints (T), 8, 9-1-6 (473 kg) in A. Fri. NZ167473
108.8 E Easington, Durham, S Mary, 8, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. NZ414434
119.1 SSW Bishop Auckland, Durham, S Andrew (T), 8, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th) 19:00. [website] NZ217284
129.7 SSE Sedgefield, Durham, S Edmund (T), 6, 9-1-2 (471 kg) in A♭. Thu. NZ356288
139.9 NNW Tanfield, Durham, S Margaret (T), 10, 10-3-19 (555 kg) in G. Fri (exc 3rd). NZ187554
1410.1 SSW Shildon, Durham, S John (T), 8, 16-1-8 (829 kg) in F♯. Wed 19:00. NZ228264
1511.7 WNW Consett, Durham, Christ Church (T), 8, 16-0-19 (821 kg) in F. Tue (1st). NZ107509
1611.8 NE 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
1712 NE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Ignatius, Hendon, 8, 12-3-20 (657 kg) in G. NZ403562
1812.3 WNW Blackhill, Durham, Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (RC), 8, 15-3-19 (809 kg) in F. NZ098515
1912.3 N Heworth, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 6, 6-0-16 (312 kg) in A. NZ286619
2012.3 S Heighington, Durham, S Michael (GF), 6, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in G. Wed. NZ248223
2112.4 S Aycliffe, Durham, S Andrew, 3, 3-2-9 (182 kg) in E♭. Access to ringing room via a vertical ladder. NZ282221
2212.5 NE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Holy Trinity, 8, 13-2-14 (692 kg) in F. Ringing currently not permitted. NZ405571
2312.6 NNW Whickham, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Sun (term only) 17:00. NZ209613
2412.7 WSW Wolsingham, Durham, S Mary & S Stephen, 3, 12-0-26 (621 kg) in F. NZ073373
2512.9 WNW Benfieldside, Durham, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 12-2-17 (643 kg) in G. Thu. NZ092525
2613.4 N Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Stephen, Low Elswick, 8 U/R, 27-2-8 (1401 kg) in D♭. Unringable; detached tower. NZ231632
2713.5 NE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Andrew, Roker (T), 10, 22-2-26 (1155 kg) in E. Tue. [website] NZ404593
2813.7 N 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
2913.7 N Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in A♭. NZ246640
3013.7 NNW Winlaton, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 6, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. NZ175619
3113.8 N Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Matthew AEM, 8 U/R, 31-1-0 (1588 kg) in D♭. Unringable. NZ238641
3214.1 NNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S James, Benwell (T), 6, 16¼ cwt (~830 kg) in F. NZ217640
3314.3 NNW Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Cuthbert, Stella (T), 6, 6-0-27 (317 kg) in B♭. NZ184633
3414.4 N 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
3514.8 NNE Jarrow on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Christ Church, Jarrow Grange, 8 U/R, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in F. Unringable. NZ326652
3614.9 N 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
3715.4 N Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S George, Jesmond, 8, 18-0-20 (924 kg) in E. Fri. NZ255667
3815.4 ESE 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
3915.8 WSW Frosterley, Durham, The Black Bull Inn (GF;T), 12, 0-2-21 (35 kg) in E♭. Ringing temporarily suspended. [website] NZ023369
4015.9 ESE Hartlepool, Durham, Art Gallery & Tourist Information Centre (T), 6, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Former church of Christ; ringing temporarily suspended. NZ510325
4115.9 NNW Newburn on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 9-2-2 (484 kg) in A♭. NZ166653
4215.9 ESE Hartlepool, Durham, All Saints, Stranton, 8, 12-3-4 (650 kg) in F. Wed. NZ508319
4315.9 ESE Hartlepool, Durham, S Aidan (T), 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th) 17:30. NZ507314
4416 SW Staindrop, Durham, S Mary, 8, 15-0-21 (772 kg) in F♯. NZ130206
4516 NNW Ryton, Tyne and Wear, Holy Cross (T), 8, 13-3-18 (707 kg) in E. Wed 19:00. [website] NZ150648
4616 N Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, All Saints, 10, 22-0-23 (1128 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] NZ241677
4716.4 NNE South Shields, Tyne and Wear, S Hilda (T), 8, 9-3-27 (508 kg) in F♯. Thu (1st) 19:00. NZ360670
4816.7 ESE Hartlepool, Durham, S Hilda, 3 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg). Derelict; unringable; tower unsafe. NZ528336
4916.9 S Darlington, Durham, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-9 (347 kg) in B♭. Fri. NZ283148
5017 SSW Gainford, Durham, S Mary, 6, 11-3-4 (599 kg) in G♯. NZ169166