Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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300187.1 SSW Ascott under Wychwood, Oxfordshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. SP300186
300287.1 SW Hallow, Worcestershire, S Philip & S James (T), 8, 21-2-17 (1100 kg) in E. [website] SO828579
300387.1 N Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire, All Saints (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SE838831
300487.1 SW Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 17 cwt (~860 kg) in E. Tuning: 1♭,2-6 of 6. [website] SO981410
300587.1 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, S Martin in the Cornmarket, 10, 6-2-17 (338 kg) in B. Original 6 now hung dead as an (electrically operated) chime. SO851549
300687.1 N Seamer, North Yorkshire, S Martin (GF;T), 3, 12-3-0 (648 kg) in F♯. Ringing currently not permitted. TA014833
300787.1 SE Bildeston, Suffolk, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-0-25 (723 kg) in E. Tue 20:00. [website] TL985491
300887.1 SSE Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, S Mary V (T), 8, 17-1-15 (883 kg) in E. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. TL546166
300987.1 SE Combs, Suffolk, S Mary, 4 U/R, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; one or more bells not hung; unringable; future plans: To be augmented to 10 using the 8 from Hunslet, Leeds & 2 trebles in a new frame. The 4 existing bells will be hung dead for chiming in the existing frame; tuning: 1,3-5 of 5. [website] TM051569
301087.1 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, Slug & Lettuce, 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. Former church of S Nicholas (Anglican); unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SO849550
301187.1 SSW Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. SP425128
301287.1 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, S Swithun, 6, 13-0-21 (670 kg) in F. [website] SO850549
301387.2 ESE Bramerton, Norfolk, S Peter (GF), 3, 5-1-10 (271 kg) in C. The ringing bells form part of an 8-bell chime. TG295046
301487.2 WSW Stottesdon, Shropshire, S Mary, 4, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. SO672828
301587.2 SW Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 2-1-9 (118 kg) in F. Unringable; No stays or sliders. SP173257
301687.2 ESE Thorndon All Saints, Suffolk, All Saints, 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] TM141696
301787.2 N Cayton, North Yorkshire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 9-3-24 (506 kg) in G♯. TA056833
301887.2 SSE Eastwick, Hertfordshire, S Botolph (GF), 3, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1-3 of 5. TL433116
301987.2 WNW Leigh, Greater Manchester, S Mary V (T), 8, 16-0-10 (817 kg) in D. SD656003
302087.3 WNW Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, Deane (T), 8, 12-1-18 (630 kg) in F♯. Wed. SD693081
302187.3 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, All Saints (T), 12, 20-1-1 (1029 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. Fri. [website] SO847548
302287.3 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, Cath Ch of Christ & BVM (S), 12, 48-0-2 (2439 kg) in B. Also hung for ringing: 2♯,5♯,6♭, and 9♯ (also allowing a harmonic minor 10); teaching centre (with 8-bell chime). Mon. [website] SO850545
302387.3 NW Haslingden, Lancashire, S James (T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F♯. SD785236
302487.4 SSW Oxford, Oxfordshire, S Nicholas, Marston (T), 6, 4-3-17 (249 kg) in C. Fri. [website] SP527088
302587.4 SE Wetheringsett, Suffolk, All Saints, 5 U/R, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 2-6 of 8. [website] TM127668
302687.4 ESE Yelverton, Norfolk, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg). Unringable. TG292021
302787.4 SSW Oxford, Oxfordshire, S Peter, Wolvercote (GF), 6, 8-0-2 (407 kg) in B♭. Thu. [website] SP496098
302887.4 WSW Harley, Shropshire, S Mary, 3 U/R, 5-1-7 (270 kg). Unringable; anticlockwise. SJ596014
302987.4 SSE Hatfield Heath, Essex, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 4-1-21 (225 kg) in E♭. TL522149
303087.4 N Hutton Buscel, North Yorkshire, S Matthew (GF), 3, 8-1-11 (424 kg) in A. SE972840
303187.4 WSW Rock, Worcestershire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 12-3-26 (660 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] SO731711
303287.4 ESE Surlingham, Norfolk, S Mary (GF), 6, 7-3-11 (399 kg) in B♭. Round tower. TG305065
303387.5 SSW Freeland, Oxfordshire, S Mary V, 6, 3-3-3 (192 kg) in D. SP413127
303487.5 SSE Roydon, Essex, S Peter (T), 6, 8-3-18 (453 kg) in G♯. Thu 20:30. TL407102
303587.6 ESE Occold, Suffolk, S Michael (GF), 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TM155708
303687.6 ESE Brockdish, Norfolk, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. TM204796
303787.6 SSW North Leigh, Oxfordshire, S Mary, 6, 9-3-15 (502 kg) in G. Fri. SP387136
303887.6 SSE Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, S Catherine & S Paul (T), 8, 12-1-16 (630 kg) in F♯. Tue (not always: check) 19:00. [website] TL372089
303987.6 SE Gosfield, Essex, S Catherine (GF;T), 6, 9-2-7 (486 kg) in G♯. Tue. TL777294
304087.7 ESE Topcroft, Norfolk, S Margaret, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise; round tower. TM265928
304187.7 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
304287.7 E Barton Turf, Norfolk, S Michael (GF), 6, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in F♯. TG343218
304387.8 SW Great Comberton, Worcestershire, S Michael, 6, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in B♭. [website] SO954420
304487.8 SSW Cassington, Oxfordshire, S Peter, 6, 12-1-4 (624 kg) in F♯. SP454106
304587.8 SSW Oxford, Oxfordshire, S Andrew, Headington, 8, 7-3-0 (394 kg) in A♭. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Wed. [website] SP544076
304687.8 SW Worcester, Worcestershire, S John in Bedwardine (T), 8, 15-1-16 (782 kg) in F. [website] SO840544
304787.8 S Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, All Saints, 8, 11-2-8 (588 kg) in G. Wed. [website] TL073024
304887.8 SE Little Cornard, Suffolk, All Saints (GF;S;T), 6, 8-1-22 (429 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TL901390
304987.8 N Pickering, North Yorkshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF;S;T), 8, 13-2-2 (687 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SE798840
305087.9 WNW Daresbury, Cheshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 16-1-5 (828 kg) in E. Mon. SJ580828