Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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1951100.4 WSW Liverpool, Merseyside, Our Lady & S Nicholas, Pier Head, 12, 41-3-15 (2128 kg) in C. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Fri. SJ339904
1952100.4 WSW Tattenhall, Cheshire, S Alban, 6, 12-0-17 (617 kg) in F♯. Mon. SJ486586
1953100.5 SSE Boughton, Norfolk, All Saints, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg). Unringable. TF699022
1954100.5 S Warkton, Northamptonshire, S Edmund (T), 6, 8-0-11 (411 kg) in A♭. Thu. SP892798
1955100.5 SSE Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, S Thomas a Becket (T), 6, 13-3-26 (710 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TL290851
1956100.6 NW Penrith, Cumbria, S Andrew (S;T), 8, 18-3-6 (955 kg) in E. Tue 19:00. [website] NY516301
1957100.7 S South Kilworth, Leicestershire, S Nicholas (GF;T), 5, 13-2-19 (694 kg) in F♯. SP604818
1958100.7 WSW Christleton, Cheshire, S James, 8, 12-1-26 (634 kg) in F♯. Tue. SJ440657
1959100.7 SSW Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire, S Giles (T), 6, 10-1-0 (521 kg) in G. Thu. [website] SP231928
1960100.8 WNW Hawkshead, Cumbria, S Michael, 8, 7-3-1 (394 kg) in G♯. Mon (not always: check). SD351980
1961100.8 SSW Arley, Warwickshire, S Wilfrid (GF), 6, 7-0-12 (361 kg) in A. [website] SP283906
1962100.8 SSW Bulkington, Warwickshire, S James (T), 8, 12-1-23 (633 kg) in G. Tue. [website] SP391867
1963100.9 SSW Astley, Warwickshire, S Mary V, 5, 8-2-9 (436 kg) in F♯. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] SP310894
1964100.9 SE Sporle, Norfolk, S Mary, 3 U/R, 3-3-12 (196 kg) in E. The ringing bells form part of a 4-bell chime; derelict; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TF849114
1965100.9 S Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, S Mary V, 8, 17-3-22 (912 kg) in E. TL021798
1966100.9 WNW Ambleside, Cumbria, S Mary, 8, 32-2-2 (1652 kg) in D♭. Mon. [website] NY374043
1967101 S Winwick, Cambridgeshire, All Saints (GF), 5, 6-2-23 (341 kg) in G♯. [website] TL104807
1968101 SE Swaffham, Norfolk, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 15-2-23 (798 kg) in E. Fri (monthly: check). TF820089
1969101 WNW Ulverston, Cumbria, S Mary V (T), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. Mon. SD288786
1970101.1 SW Marbury, Cheshire, S Michael (GF), 6, 7-2-22 (391 kg) in A♯. SJ560456
1971101.1 S Thorpe Malsor, Northamptonshire, All Saints, 6 U/R, 6-3-19 (352 kg) in B♭. Unringable. SP833790
1972101.1 SSW Aldridge, West Midlands, S Mary V, 8, 9-0-6 (460 kg) in A. Thu. SK060007
1973101.1 NW 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
1974101.1 SSW Pelsall, West Midlands, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 7-1-14 (375 kg) in B♭. PN alternates with Bloxwich. Mon (alt). SK020030
1975101.1 SSW Wishaw, Warwickshire, S Chad, 3, 6-0-6 (308 kg) in B♭. [website] SP176945
1976101.2 S Wood Walton, Cambridgeshire, S Andrew, 4 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] TL208821
1977101.3 S Welford, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (GF;S;T), 8, 12-1-26 (634 kg) in F♯. Mon (1st, 3rd). [website] SP641803
1978101.3 S Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire, S Denys (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G♯. SP735792
1979101.3 SSE Bury, Cambridgeshire, Holy Cross (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] TL287837
1980101.3 S Islip, Northamptonshire, S Nicholas, 6, 12-2-9 (639 kg) in F♯. SP986789
1981101.3 SW Lapley, Staffordshire, All Saints (S), 8, 9-3-20 (504 kg) in F♯. Thu. SJ872129
1982101.3 WNW Brathay, Cumbria, Holy Trinity (T), 6, 6-3-26 (355 kg) in A. NY362032
1983101.3 SSW Bedworth, Warwickshire, All Saints (T), 8, 14-0-18 (719 kg) in F♯. Wed 18:30. [website] SP359869
1984101.4 S Kettering, Northamptonshire, S Peter & S Paul, 12, 21-1-2 (1080 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Thu. SP867784
1985101.4 WSW Backford, Cheshire, S Oswald (GF;T), 6, 10-0-12 (513 kg) in G. Tue. SJ398716
1986101.5 SSW Lea Marston, Warwickshire, S John Bapt, 3, 6-1-8 (321 kg) in B. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. [website] SP204927
1987101.5 WSW Chester, Cheshire, All Saints, Hoole, 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. Thu. SJ417674
1988101.5 WSW Eastham, Merseyside, S Mary BV (T), 6, 12-0-25 (621 kg) in G. [website] SJ360800
1989101.5 S Thrapston, Northamptonshire, S James, 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F♯. Fri. SP996786
1990101.5 SSW Shustoke, Warwickshire, S Cuthbert, 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G♯. Tuning: 2-7 of 8. Tue. [website] SP242909
1991101.5 S Loddington, Northamptonshire, S Leonard (GF), 3, 6-0-18 (313 kg) in C. SP814783
1992101.5 SE North Elmham, Norfolk, S Mary, 8, 14-0-1 (712 kg) in F. TF988215
1993101.6 SSE Upwood, Cambridgeshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. [website] TL259826
1994101.6 SSW Withybrook, Warwickshire, All Saints (GF), 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. [website] SP436841
1995101.6 WSW Rock Ferry, Merseyside, S Peter (T), 6, 10-0-8 (512 kg) in G. [website] SJ334862
1996101.6 WSW Bromborough, Merseyside, S Barnabas, 8, 23-1-5 (1183 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] SJ349822
1997101.6 S Twywell, Northamptonshire, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 6-3-23 (353 kg) in B. 5th (7-0-0) is heavier than tenor. SP951781
1998101.7 WNW Great Urswick, Cumbria, S Mary V & S Michael, 6, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in A. Tue. SD268741
1999101.7 SSW Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 23-1-18 (1189 kg) in E♭. Wed 20:00. [website] SP121962
2000101.7 WSW Port Sunlight, Merseyside, Christ Church (S;T), 8, 14-1-25 (735 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SJ338845