Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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195167.1 SSW Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. SP536397
195267.1 E Wighton, Norfolk, All Saints, 6, 7-2-4 (383 kg) in B♭. Tue (1st). TF940399
195367.1 SE Worlington, Suffolk, All Saints, 5 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable. TL691738
195467.1 WSW Cradley, West Midlands, S Peter, 8, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G. Tue. [website] SO942851
195567.1 SSE Clifton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 8, 10-0-6 (511 kg) in A♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. TL165392
195667.2 WNW Chelford, Cheshire, S John Ev (T), 6, 8-2-3 (433 kg) in A. Thu. SJ818739
195767.2 NNW York, North Yorkshire, S Andrew, Bishopthorpe, 6, 14-0-20 (720 kg) in F♯. Fri. SE594478
195867.2 WNW Swettenham, Cheshire, S Peter, 3, 7-2-15 (388 kg) in A♭. SJ800671
195967.2 WSW Pensnett, West Midlands, S Mark (T), 8, 9-2-13 (489 kg) in A♭. [website] SO914893
196067.2 W Madeley, Staffordshire, All Saints (S;T), 6, 11-0-26 (571 kg) in F♯. Fri. SJ772443
196167.2 NW Elland, West Yorkshire, S Mary V, 8, 14-2-0 (737 kg) in F. SE107211
196267.3 SSW Horley, Oxfordshire, S Etheldreda (GF), 6, 6-3-17 (351 kg) in A♭. Rung from chancel. SP416439
196367.3 SSE Campton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 6-2-10 (335 kg) in B. Tue. TL129380
196467.3 NNW Leeds, West Yorkshire, Christ Church, Upper Armley, 8, 15-2-22 (797 kg) in F. Mon (by arrangement). [website] SE265337
196567.3 NW Tong, West Yorkshire, S James (T), 6, 8-1-17 (427 kg) in A♭. Mon (check on Bank Hol). SE219305
196667.3 SSW Hornton, Oxfordshire, S John Bapt (T), 5 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; No stays or sliders. SP392450
196767.3 NNW Leeds, West Yorkshire, S Matthias, Burley, 8, 7-3-16 (401 kg) in B♭. Mon. SE278345
196867.4 SSE Edworth, Bedfordshire, S George (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. No mains electricity; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TL222406
196967.4 W High Offley, Staffordshire, S Mary (GF), 5, 7-3-14 (400 kg) in A♭. SJ783261
197067.4 SE Exning, Suffolk, S Martin, 6, 14-0-5 (714 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL621655
197167.4 S Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
197267.4 ESE Holme Hale, Norfolk, S Andrew, 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Wed. TF887075
197367.5 SE Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, S Margaret (GF), 6, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Unsuitable for inexperienced ringers. [website] TL663697
197467.5 S Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. SP911344
197567.5 NNW Bilbrough, North Yorkshire, S James, 5, 6-2-24 (341 kg) in B♭. SE530465
197667.5 ESE Mileham, Norfolk, S John Bapt (GF), 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. Unringable; rung from porch. TF921195
197767.5 SSW Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, S Edward Conf & K (GF), 5, 7-1-13 (374 kg) in A♭. SP641364
197867.5 NNW Thorner, West Yorkshire, S Peter (T), 8, 10-0-27 (520 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] SE379405
197967.5 SE Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, S John, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] TL545586
198067.5 W Norbury, Staffordshire, S Peter, 4 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in A♯. Unringable; tuning: 1-4 of 6. SJ786234
198167.6 WNW Reddish, Greater Manchester, S Elisabeth (T), 8, 11-3-25 (608 kg) in F♯. Only limited ringing allowed. SJ892934
198267.6 S Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, S Edmund (T), 6, 10-3-20 (555 kg) in G. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Wed. SP706351
198367.6 N Wilberfoss, East Riding of Yorkshire, S John Bapt, 3 U/R, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in D. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. SE732509
198467.6 SW Alvechurch, Worcestershire, S Lawrence (T), 8, 12-0-1 (610 kg) in G. Tue. SP026724
198567.6 S Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Martin, Fenny Stratford (T), 6, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in B♭. Thu. SP882340
198667.6 SSE Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire, All Saints, 6, 8-3-19 (453 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TL453516
198767.6 SSW Brackley, Northamptonshire, S Peter, 8, 13-2-27 (698 kg) in F. Mon. SP591373
198867.6 S Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
198967.7 SSE Henlow, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 14½ cwt (~740 kg) in F♯. Tue. TL177387
199067.7 S Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, S Mary, 6, 14-2-21 (746 kg) in G. Thu. SP805340
199167.7 NNW Bramham, West Yorkshire, All Saints, 6, 12-0-4 (611 kg) in G. SE427430
199267.7 SSE Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, S Mary (GF), 8, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. Mon. [website] TL458518
199367.7 SE Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, S Vigor (T), 8, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TL520562
199467.7 SE Mildenhall, Suffolk, S Mary, 10, 16-3-23 (861 kg) in E♭. Tue (see tower website). [website] TL710746
199567.8 WSW Blymhill, Staffordshire, S Mary, 3 U/R, 5¼ cwt (~270 kg) in E♭. Unringable. SJ808122
199667.8 S Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Mary, Bletchley, 8, 15-2-6 (790 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. SP862337
199767.8 SSE Meldreth, Cambridgeshire, Holy Trinity (GF;T), 8, 10-1-13 (527 kg) in F♯. PN shared: Meldreth; Melbourn. Wed (exc 2nd). [website] TL377468
199867.8 W Barthomley, Cheshire, S Bertoline, 8, 13-1-14 (679 kg) in E. SJ767523
199967.8 NNW Newton Kyme, North Yorkshire, S Andrew (GF), 3, 4-0-9 (207 kg) in D. Ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 1,3,2. SE465448
200067.9 NW Leesfield, Greater Manchester, S Thomas, 8, 14-0-8 (715 kg) in F♯. SD952044