Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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350185.8 SW Maisemore, Gloucestershire, S Giles (GF), 6, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] SO813216
350285.8 ESE Dennington, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 6, 18-1-13 (933 kg) in E. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TM281669
350385.8 W Holdgate, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable. SO561895
350485.8 N Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, S Mary (T), 12, 34-3-12 (1771 kg) in D♭. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Wed. TA031397
350585.8 WSW Thornbury, Herefordshire, S Anna, 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. Unringable; tower unsafe. SO622596
350685.8 NNW Wistow, North Yorkshire, All Saints, 3, 12-1-5 (625 kg) in F♯. SE592356
350785.8 ENE Trunch, Norfolk, S Botolph, 3 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg). Unringable; former 3/4 sold 1863. TG287348
350885.9 NNW Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Minster Ch of All Saints (T), 8, 13-1-6 (676 kg) in F. SE245215
350985.9 WSW Bishops Frome, Herefordshire, S Mary V, 6, 11-3-15 (604 kg) in G. Mon. [website] SO663483
351085.9 E Claxton, Norfolk, S Andrew, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable. TG327031
351185.9 ESE Laxfield, Suffolk, All Saints, 6, 15-1-9 (779 kg) in E. Future plans: To be augmented to 8 in a new frame; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; anticlockwise. [website] TM296724
351285.9 WSW Ledbury, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels, 10, 19-3-6 (1006 kg) in E♭. Detached tower. [website] SO712377
351385.9 ESE Kettleburgh, Suffolk, S Andrew, 6, 7-1-11 (373 kg) in A. [website] TM264606
351485.9 SSW Great Shefford, Berkshire, S Mary, 6, 7-0-7 (359 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise; round tower. Wed (check with contact). [website] SU380753
351585.9 SW Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, S Leonard (T), 8, 15-3-10 (805 kg) in E. Wed. [website] SO861149
351686 SW Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Cath Ch of Holy & Indivisible Trinity, 12, 23-3-14 (1213 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] SO831187
351786 WSW Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Wed 19:00. [website] SO594683
351886 SW Gloucester, Gloucestershire, S Mary de Lode, 6, 14-2-12 (742 kg) in G. [website] SO829189
351986 ENE Gimingham, Norfolk, All Saints (GF), 5, 8-1-25 (430 kg) in A♭. TG285366
352086 W Stoke St Milborough, Shropshire, S Milburga (S;T), 8, 12-1-11 (627 kg) in G. Cast in Italy designed and tuned by UK contractor. Tue. [website] SO566822
352186.1 S Esher, Surrey, Christ Church (T), 8, 7-1-14 (375 kg) in A♭. Wed (not always: check). [website] TQ137647
352286.1 SW Gloucester, Gloucestershire, S Nicholas, 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. Only limited ringing allowed; truncated spire. [website] SO828187
352386.1 NNW Kippax, West Yorkshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 13-1-10 (678 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] SE416303
352486.1 NW Cheadle, Greater Manchester, S Mary, 8, 13-2-19 (694 kg) in F. Tue. SJ856886
352586.1 S Ottershaw, Surrey, Christ Church, 6, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. Wed. TQ020634
352686.1 SW Gloucester, Gloucestershire, S Mary de Crypt, 8, 12-1-18 (630 kg) in F. [website] SO830184
352786.1 S Swallowfield, Berkshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 7-0-23 (366 kg) in A♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. SU731647
352886.1 W Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shropshire, S Andrew, 6, 7-1-27 (381 kg) in A. Mon (Oct-May) 18:30. [website] SJ568237
352986.2 E Earsham, Norfolk, All Saints (GF), 3, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. TM325888
353086.2 S Bagshot, Surrey, S Anne, 8, 17-0-19 (872 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] SU906632
353186.2 E Ditchingham, Norfolk, S Mary, 6, 12-3-12 (653 kg) in G. Mon (1st, 3rd, 4th). TM329922
353286.2 W Upton Magna, Shropshire, S Lucia (GF), 6, 8-0-12 (412 kg) in A♭. [website] SJ553124
353386.2 WSW Castle Frome, Herefordshire, S Michael (GF), 3, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. SO667458
353486.2 W Tugford, Shropshire, S Catherine (GF), 6, 6-0-22 (315 kg) in A. SO557870
353586.3 S Finchampstead, Berkshire, S James, 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in A. Wed. [website] SU792638
353686.3 W Bitterley, Shropshire, S Mary, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO570773
353786.3 NNW East Ardsley, West Yorkshire, S Michael (T), 8, 20-2-14 (1048 kg) in E. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] SE302253
353886.3 SSE Orsett, Essex, S Giles & All Saints (T), 6, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in A♭. Thu 20:00. TQ644819
353986.3 NW Mobberley, Cheshire, S Wilfrid, 6, 15-0-4 (764 kg) in F. SJ790801
354086.3 S Hersham, Surrey, S Peter (T), 8, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G♯. Normally upstairs but GF ringing also possible from porch. Tue. TQ113640
354186.3 SSE Crayford, Greater London, S Paulinus (T), 8, 11-2-15 (591 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TQ511751
354286.3 NW Reddish, Greater Manchester, S Elisabeth (T), 8, 11-3-25 (608 kg) in F♯. Only limited ringing allowed. SJ892934
354386.4 NNW Mirfield, West Yorkshire, S Mary, 10, 27-3-24 (1421 kg) in D♭. Thu. SE211204
354486.4 ESE Holbrook, Suffolk, All Saints (T), 6, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] TM170361
354586.4 NNW Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire, All Saints (T), 8, 13-0-8 (664 kg) in F. Tue. SE487335
354686.4 ESE Stutton, Suffolk, S Peter (S;T), 6, 11-2-17 (592 kg) in A♭. No regular ringing. [website] TM161344
354786.4 SSE Beckenham, Greater London, S George (T), 10, 14-0-2 (712 kg) in F. Thu. [website] TQ374696
354886.4 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
354986.4 WNW Middlewich, Cheshire, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 20-0-20 (1025 kg) in E. Tue. SJ703662
355086.5 W Shawbury, Shropshire, S Mary V, 6, 11-2-0 (584 kg) in F♯. [website] SJ559211