Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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240168.8 SE Anstey, Hertfordshire, S George (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Rung from chancel; not well in tune. Tue. [website] TL404328
240268.8 NNE Riby, Lincolnshire, S Edmund (T), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. PN rotates: Healing; Laceby; Riby; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. Tue (on a rota basis). TA184074
240368.8 SE Benington, Hertfordshire, S Peter (T), 8, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TL296235
240468.8 SSW Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, S Oswald, 6, 6-3-4 (345 kg) in A♭. [website] SP059165
240568.8 NW Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, S Michael & All Angels, 12, 25-2-25 (1307 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; only limited ringing allowed. [website] SJ941989
240668.8 WSW Bitterley, Shropshire, S Mary, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO570773
240768.8 SW Mathon, Herefordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 7-2-23 (391 kg) in A♭. Thu (1st, 3rd). [website] SO733458
240868.8 SSE Redbourn, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 6, 15-3-18 (808 kg) in F. Tue 20:00. [website] TL099115
240968.8 SSW Northmoor, Oxfordshire, S Denys, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. Mon. SP421028
241068.9 SW Elmstone Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, S Mary Magd (GF), 4 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. One or more bells not hung; unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SO920260
241168.9 NNE Winterton, Lincolnshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 9-1-23 (480 kg) in G♯. Thu (exc 1st). SE928185
241268.9 SW Swindon Village, Gloucestershire, S Lawrence, 6, 10-1-4 (523 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; hexagonal tower. [website] SO934248
241368.9 WNW Over, Cheshire, S Chad (T), 8, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Wed. SJ650650
241469 NNE Saxby All Saints, Lincolnshire, All Saints, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. SE992166
241569 S Little Milton, Oxfordshire, S James, 6, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in F♯. Tue. SP617007
241669 NW Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 18-3-11 (958 kg) in E. SJ930985
241769.1 ESE Freckenham, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF;T), 5, 10-2-18 (542 kg) in G. [website] TL665717
241869.1 S Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, S Mary & S Nicholas, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable. SP795018
241969.1 SE Hildersham, Cambridgeshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 3 U/R, 10-3-4 (548 kg) in A♭. Unringable. [website] TL545488
242069.1 SW Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-3-22 (556 kg) in G. [website] SO870299
242169.1 NW Manchester, Greater Manchester, S Wilfrid, Northenden, 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. SJ832900
242269.2 N Pontefract, West Yorkshire, S Giles, 10, 18-0-19 (923 kg) in F. Mon. SE455218
242369.2 NNE Laceby, Lincolnshire, S Margaret, 5, 10-3-4 (548 kg) in G♯. PN rotates: Healing; Laceby; Riby. Tue (on a rota basis). TA214065
242469.2 S Appleton, Oxfordshire, Workshop Campanile (The Balscote Ring) (GF), 12, 1-2-16 (83 kg) in B♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯,4♯,5♯,8♯, and 9♯ (also allowing a harmonic minor 10); one or more bells not hung : 6♭. SP443018
242569.3 SW Castlemorton, Worcestershire, S Gregory (T), 6, 6-3-18 (351 kg) in A. [website] SO794372
242669.3 W Clive, Shropshire, All Saints (T), 6, 25-0-9 (1274 kg) in E♭. PN shared: Clive (2,4,5); Wem (1,3). Fri (2nd, 4th, 5th). [website] SJ514240
242769.3 WNW Marbury, Cheshire, S Michael (GF), 6, 7-2-22 (391 kg) in A♯. SJ560456
242869.3 NNW Horbury, West Yorkshire, S Peter & S Leonard (T), 8, 9-1-10 (474 kg) in A♭. [website] SE295183
242969.3 E Methwold, Norfolk, S George (T), 8, 12-1-22 (632 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] TL732948
243069.4 SE Great Chesterford, Essex, All Saints, 6 U/R, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in G. Unringable. TL505427
243169.4 S Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 3, 7-3-24 (405 kg) in A. Ringing prohibited - bellframe only capable of sustaining swing chiming; ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 2,1,3; No stays or sliders. SP848023
243269.4 ESE Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, S Margaret (GF), 6, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Unsuitable for inexperienced ringers. [website] TL663697
243369.4 S Chinnor, Oxfordshire, S Andrew (T), 6, 10-0-20 (517 kg) in G. Fri. SP756008
243469.4 NW Mossley, Greater Manchester, S George, 8, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in F♯. Wed. SD968022
243569.4 WSW Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Wed 19:00. [website] SO594683
243669.4 NW Manchester, Greater Manchester, Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, 8, 13-2-0 (686 kg) in F♯. Fri (1st). SJ889959
243769.4 S Appleton, Oxfordshire, S Laurence (T), 10, 13-0-10 (665 kg) in E. Fri. SP443015
243869.4 SE Langley, Essex, S John Ev (GF), 4 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; ropes fall in sequence: 1,4,2,3; tuning: (approx) 1,2,4,5 of 5. TL442352
243969.4 SW Chaceley, Gloucestershire, S John Bapt, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: tenor (cracked canons); ringing restricted (invitees only). [website] SO855306
244069.4 N Pontefract, West Yorkshire, All Saints, 8, 12-1-7 (626 kg) in G. Access by double helix staircase. Thu (with additions). SE462224
244169.4 NE Waltham, Lincolnshire, All Saints, 6, 9-3-10 (500 kg) in G. Wed (alt: check). TA261039
244269.5 NW Mossley, Greater Manchester, S John Bapt, Roughtown (T), 6 U/R, 11-0-22 (569 kg) in G. Unringable. SD976029
244369.5 NNE Keelby, Lincolnshire, S Bartholomew, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TA164099
244469.5 NNW Meltham, West Yorkshire, S Bartholomew, 6, 12-2-22 (645 kg) in F. The ringing bells form part of a 10-bell chime. Thu 19:00. SE099106
244569.5 SW Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Minster Ch of S Mary, 12, 21-2-1 (1093 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Thu. [website] SO948225
244669.6 S Sunningwell, Oxfordshire, S Leonard, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in B♭. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. SP495005
244769.7 ESE Hockwold, Norfolk, S Peter, 3 U/R, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in B. Unringable. TL724880
244869.7 N North Featherstone, West Yorkshire, All Saints (T), 3, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. SE421220
244969.7 SSE Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, S Helen (GF;T), 8, 14-0-22 (721 kg) in F. Rung from chancel crossing. Mon 20:00. [website] TL176140
245069.7 ESE Newmarket, Suffolk, S Mary V (GF), 6, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TL641634