Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Leigh, Greater Manchester, S Mary V (T), 8, 16-0-10 (817 kg) in D. SD656003
22.2 ENE Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, S George (T), 8, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: treble and 2nd. SD688019
33.3 S Culcheth (Newchurch), Cheshire, dedication unknown (T), 8, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in F♯. Mon. SJ661949
43.5 NW Hindley, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in F. Wed. SD615042
53.5 N Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, S Bartholomew, 8, 14-1-2 (725 kg) in F♯. Detached tower. Tue. SD652059
64.9 SW Newton le Willows, Merseyside, S Peter (T), 10, 24-2-5 (1247 kg) in E♭. Thu. SJ592956
75.4 NNE Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, Deane (T), 8, 12-1-18 (630 kg) in F♯. Wed. SD693081
85.4 ENE Walkden, Greater Manchester, S Paul (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E. Wed. SD738030
95.5 WNW Wigan, Greater Manchester, S James, Poolstock, 8, 25-2-21 (1305 kg) in D. Tue. SD578045
105.5 E Worsley, Greater Manchester, S Mark (T), 10, 24-0-7 (1222 kg) in D. Tue. SD745006
115.7 SW Winwick, Cheshire, S Oswald (GF), 6, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. SJ603928
125.7 NW Wigan, Greater Manchester, All Saints, 10, 29-1-8 (1490 kg) in C♯. Mon. SD581056
136.4 ENE Farnworth and Kearsley, Greater Manchester, S John (T), 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in G. SD743058
146.8 NNE Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, Halliwell or Smithills, 8, 14-3-12 (755 kg) in E. Tue 19:00. SD692106
156.9 NE Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 12, 19-2-10 (995 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Fri 19:00. SD720092
166.9 SE Flixton, Greater Manchester, S Michael, 8, 13-3-1 (699 kg) in F. Tue. SJ747939
177 N Horwich, Greater Manchester, Holy Trinity, 8, 12-3-13 (654 kg) in G. Thu. SD644115
187.2 NNW Blackrod, Greater Manchester, S Katharine, 6, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. SD613110
197.4 E Swinton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 22-0-7 (1121 kg) in E♭. SD774017
207.5 NNE Bolton, Greater Manchester, All Souls (T), 8, 23-2-23 (1204 kg) in E. ART Teaching Centre: Bolton All Souls. SD713108
217.6 SSE Warburton, Greater Manchester, S Werburgh, 8, 25-2-6 (1298 kg) in E♭. Mon. SJ704891
227.7 E Eccles, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 19-3-13 (1009 kg) in E♭. Thu. SJ778986
238.5 NW Standish, Greater Manchester, S Wilfrid, 8, 12-0-23 (620 kg) in G. Tue. [website] SD563102
248.5 SSE Lymm, Cheshire, S Mary V (T), 8, 29-3-8 (1515 kg) in D. Thu. SJ682868
258.8 S Grappenhall, Cheshire, S Wilfrid, 10, 10-3-17 (554 kg) in G. Wed. [website] SJ639862
268.8 WNW Up Holland, Lancashire, S Thomas M (T), 6, 8¾ cwt (~440 kg) in G♯. Mon 19:00. SD522051
278.8 NNW Adlington, Lancashire, S Paul (T), 8, 13-1-4 (675 kg) in F. Thu. SD603134
289.1 SSW Stockton Heath, Cheshire, S Thomas (T), 10, 16-3-6 (854 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SJ613863
299.4 ESE Stretford, Greater Manchester, S Matthew (T), 8, 11-1-23 (582 kg) in G. Mon (with exceptions). SJ794941
309.4 WSW St Helens, Merseyside, S Helen, 10, 22-2-25 (1154 kg) in C♯. SJ513952
319.6 E Salford, Greater Manchester, S Thomas, Pendleton, 8, 18-0-10 (919 kg) in E. SJ811995
329.8 ENE Stand, Greater Manchester, All Saints, Whitefield, 8, 22-0-22 (1128 kg) in E♭. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon. SD802059
339.8 WSW St Helens, Merseyside, S Thomas, Eccleston, 8, 9-0-7 (460 kg) in F♯. SJ506953
349.8 ENE Prestwich, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 16-0-15 (820 kg) in E. Wed. SD810036
359.8 ENE Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, S Mary (T), 8, 15-0-6 (765 kg) in F♯. Mon. SD796075
3610.1 SE Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester, S Margaret, Altrincham (T), 10, 25-2-24 (1306 kg) in C. Mon. SJ760878
3710.5 NW Coppull, Lancashire, S John, 6, 16-0-13 (819 kg) in E. SD560142
3810.5 SE Bowdon, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 18-0-6 (917 kg) in E. Thu. SJ758868
3911 W Rainford, Merseyside, All Saints, 8, 13-2-7 (689 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SD478006
4011.1 E Salford, Greater Manchester, Sacred Trinity (T), 8, 11-2-17 (592 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] SJ834987
4111.1 S Stretton, Cheshire, S Matthew (T), 8, 8-3-18 (453 kg) in A. Mon. SJ620827
4211.3 NE Bury, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 12-3-2 (649 kg) in F. Mon. SD804108
4311.4 E Manchester, Greater Manchester, Cath & Parish Ch of S Mary, S Denys, & S George, 10, 27-3-6 (1412 kg) in D. Wed (not always: check). SJ838987
4411.4 WSW Rainhill, Merseyside, S Bartholomew (RC), 6, 2-2-6 (130 kg) in F. Tue. SJ502903
4511.4 E Manchester, Greater Manchester, Town Hall (T), 12, 42-2-25 (2170 kg) in B. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; the ringing bells form part of a 23-bell chime; ringing prohibited. SJ838980
4611.5 WNW Parbold, Lancashire, Christ Church, Douglas (GF;T), 8, 11-3-24 (608 kg) in F♯. Thu. SD502107
4711.5 WSW Rainhill, Merseyside, S Ann, 6, 1-3-16 (96 kg) in G. Wed. SJ493912
4811.6 SW Farnworth, Cheshire, S Luke (GF), 6, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in A. SJ516877
4911.6 SSE Rostherne, Cheshire, S Mary, 6, 19½ cwt (~990 kg) in E♭. Wed (exc 4th). SJ742836
5011.6 NNW Chorley, Lancashire, S Mary (RC), 8, 17-3-12 (907 kg) in E. Wed. SD582175