Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Ignatius, Hendon, 8, 12-3-20 (657 kg) in G. NZ403562
20.6 NNE Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Holy Trinity, 8, 13-2-14 (692 kg) in F. Ringing currently not permitted. NZ405571
30.8 NW 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
42 N Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, S Andrew, Roker (T), 10, 22-2-26 (1155 kg) in E. Tue. [website] NZ404593
55.5 SW 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
67.2 NNW South Shields, Tyne and Wear, S Hilda (T), 8, 9-3-27 (508 kg) in F♯. Thu (1st) 19:00. NZ360670
77.4 NW Jarrow on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Christ Church, Jarrow Grange, 8 U/R, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in F. Unringable. NZ326652
88 S Easington, Durham, S Mary, 8, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. NZ414434
98 WNW Heworth, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 6, 6-0-16 (312 kg) in A. NZ286619
108.2 NW 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
118.3 NNW North Shields, Tyne and Wear, Christ Church (T), 10, 16-1-18 (834 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] NZ353686
128.4 WSW Chester le Street, Durham, S Mary & S Cuthbert, 8, 19-0-2 (966 kg) in E. Fri (exc 1st). NZ275513
1310.3 NNW Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 8, 17-0-23 (874 kg) in E. Mon. [website] NZ353720
1410.7 WNW 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
1510.8 WNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in A♭. NZ246640
1611.3 NW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S George, Jesmond, 8, 18-0-20 (924 kg) in E. Fri. NZ255667
1711.3 WNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Matthew AEM, 8 U/R, 31-1-0 (1588 kg) in D♭. Unringable. NZ238641
1811.5 WNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Stephen, Low Elswick, 8 U/R, 27-2-8 (1401 kg) in D♭. Unringable; detached tower. NZ231632
1911.6 SW Durham, Durham, S Nicholas (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in A. Wed. NZ274425
2011.8 SW Shincliffe, Durham, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-0-14 (210 kg) in D. Tue. NZ291407
2111.8 SW 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
2211.9 SW Durham, Durham, S Oswald K&M (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] NZ275419
2312.3 NW Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, All Saints, 10, 22-0-23 (1128 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] NZ241677
2412.4 WNW Whickham, Tyne and Wear, S Mary, 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Sun (term only) 17:00. NZ209613
2512.4 WNW 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
2612.5 WNW Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S James, Benwell (T), 6, 16¼ cwt (~830 kg) in F. NZ217640
2713.4 W Tanfield, Durham, S Margaret (T), 10, 10-3-19 (555 kg) in G. Fri (exc 3rd). NZ187554
2814.3 WNW Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Cuthbert, Stella (T), 6, 6-0-27 (317 kg) in B♭. NZ184633
2914.5 WNW Winlaton, Tyne and Wear, S Paul, 6, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. NZ175619
3015.4 NNW Cramlington, Northumberland, S Nicholas, 6, 19-1-18 (986 kg) in E. Fri 19:00. NZ267769
3115.5 SSE 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
3215.6 WSW Lanchester, Durham, All Saints (T), 8, 9-1-6 (473 kg) in A. Fri. NZ167473
3315.7 WNW Newburn on Tyne, Tyne and Wear, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 9-2-2 (484 kg) in A♭. NZ166653
3415.9 SW Brancepeth, Durham, S Brandon (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Wed (term only). NZ224376
3516 SSE Hartlepool, Durham, S Hilda, 3 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg). Derelict; unringable; tower unsafe. NZ528336
3616.1 SSE Hartlepool, Durham, Art Gallery & Tourist Information Centre (T), 6, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Former church of Christ; ringing temporarily suspended. NZ510325
3716.4 SSE Hartlepool, Durham, All Saints, Stranton, 8, 12-3-4 (650 kg) in F. Wed. NZ508319
3816.5 WNW Ryton, Tyne and Wear, Holy Cross (T), 8, 13-3-18 (707 kg) in E. Wed 19:00. [website] NZ150648
3916.7 SSE Hartlepool, Durham, S Aidan (T), 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th) 17:30. NZ507314
4017.2 S Sedgefield, Durham, S Edmund (T), 6, 9-1-2 (471 kg) in A♭. Thu. NZ356288
4117.8 SW Willington, Durham, S Stephen (T), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Steel bells. NZ209351
4218 NW Ponteland, Northumberland, S Mary V (T), 8, 6-3-4 (345 kg) in B. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. Thu. NZ165729
4318.6 W Consett, Durham, Christ Church (T), 8, 16-0-19 (821 kg) in F. Tue (1st). NZ107509
4418.7 WNW Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland, S Oswin, 6, 22-0-20 (1127 kg) in E. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon. NZ113647
4519.1 W Blackhill, Durham, Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (RC), 8, 15-3-19 (809 kg) in F. NZ098515
4619.3 W Benfieldside, Durham, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 12-2-17 (643 kg) in G. Thu. NZ092525
4720.3 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
4820.3 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
4920.7 SW Bishop Auckland, Durham, S Andrew (T), 8, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th) 19:00. [website] NZ217284
5021.4 SSW Shildon, Durham, S John (T), 8, 16-1-8 (829 kg) in F♯. Wed 19:00. NZ228264