Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Mary, 10, 25-0-18 (1278 kg) in D. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. Mon. SO301141
21.5 NNE Llantilio Pertholey, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Teilo, 6, 12-0-18 (618 kg) in F♯. Thu. SO311163
33.1 SSE Llanover, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Bartholomew, 5, 5-2-24 (290 kg) in C. No regular ringing. SO317094
44.3 W Llanelly, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Elli (GF), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. SO232148
54.5 SW Blaenavon, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, S Peter (T), 8, 9-1-0 (470 kg) in A♭. Fri. SO251087
65.5 NW Llanbedr Ystrad Yw, Powys, Wales, S Peter (GF;S), 6, 9-0-15 (464 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). SO239204
75.8 N Cwmyoy, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Martin, 6 U/R, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tower unsafe; tuning: 2,3,5-8 of 8. SO298233
86.1 WNW Llangattock, Powys, Wales, S Cattwg (GF;T), 8, 14-2-11 (742 kg) in F. SO210178
96.1 E Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Teilo, 8, 4-2-4 (230 kg) in D. PN: by arrangement. SO398149
107.3 E Penrhos, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cadoc (GF), 4, 8-2-9 (436 kg) in A. No regular ringing. SO415117
117.6 S Trevethin, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, S Cadoc, 8, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in G. Wed (2nd, 4th, 5th). SO283020
127.6 ESE Tregaer, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Mary (GF), 5, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in G♯. Only limited ringing allowed. SO417102
138.5 N Clodock, Herefordshire, S Clydog, 6, 10-0-2 (509 kg) in A. [website] SO326275
148.8 WSW Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Gwent, Wales, Christ Church (T), 8, 24-3-25 (1269 kg) in D. SO168088
159 NE Grosmont, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Nicholas, 6, 7-2-23 (391 kg) in A♭. PN: by arrangement. SO404243
169.3 NNE Rowlestone, Herefordshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg). Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO373271
179.4 S Panteg, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, S Mary (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line. ST310990
189.5 SE Llandenny, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S John, 6 U/R, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A♭. Derelict; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 2,3,5-8 of 8. SO415039
199.6 SSE Usk, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Mary (S;T), 8, 14-1-7 (727 kg) in F♯. Thu. SO379008
209.6 NW Cwmdu, Powys, Wales, S Michael Archangel (GF), 6, 13¼ cwt (~670 kg) in E. Tue. SO180238
219.7 E Llangattock Vibon Avel, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cadoc, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in G♯. No regular ringing. SO456156
229.9 ESE Dingestow, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Dingad (GF), 6, 8-0-9 (411 kg) in F♯. 5th (8-0-16) is heavier than tenor. Thu. SO457104
2310.3 NE Kentchurch, Herefordshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 7-2-5 (383 kg) in B♭. Thu (alt). [website] SO419256
2410.4 ENE Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Bridget, 6, 7-3-2 (395 kg) in A♭. PN: by arrangement. SO455203
2510.6 NNE Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 6-2-12 (336 kg) in A. Thu (alt). [website] SO387287
2610.9 ENE Garway, Herefordshire, S Michael (GF), 5, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. Detached tower. [website] SO455224
2711.2 E Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cenedlon (GF), 3, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in C. No regular ringing; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO481148
2811.4 NNE Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, S Mary, 6, 8-0-21 (416 kg) in G. Anticlockwise; No mains electricity to provide lighting on stairs or ante chamber to protect bat population. [website] SO387303
2911.7 ESE Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Clement (GF), 6, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G. Thu. SO477075
3011.7 SSE Llangybi, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cybi (GF), 8, 12-0-25 (621 kg) in F♯. Fri (not always: check). ST373966
3111.7 SE Llangwm Uchaf, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Jerome (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable. SO433005
3211.9 NW Cathedine, Powys, Wales, S Michael, 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Church closed; unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 6. SO143251
3312 SW Bedwellty, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Sannan (GF;T), 8, 14-0-14 (718 kg) in F♯. Wed. SO166003
3412.1 E Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Michael (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. No regular ringing; ropes fall in a straight line. SO492103
3512.1 NNE Bacton, Herefordshire, S Faith (GF), 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-4 of 6. [website] SO370323
3612.3 WSW Rhymney, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S David, 6 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. Derelict; unringable. SO112080
3712.5 N Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire, S Michael (GF), 6, 5-3-10 (297 kg) in C. [website] SO316341
3812.7 NNE St Margarets, Herefordshire, S Margaret (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO353337
3912.8 S Llanfrechfa, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, All Saints (GF), 8, 5-2-27 (292 kg) in B♭. Tue. ST320936
4012.8 NW Llangasty Talyllyn, Powys, Wales, S Gastyn (GF), 4, 9-2-15 (489 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. SO133261
4112.9 E Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Mary V, 8, 16-3-1 (851 kg) in E. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Tue. SO508129
4212.9 SSE Tredunnock, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Andrew (GF), 6, 8-3-3 (446 kg) in A. Fri (not always: check). ST379948
4313 SE Wolvesnewton, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Thomas a Becket (GF), 3, 5-1-3 (268 kg) in D. Ringing currently not permitted. ST454997
4413 S Llantarnam, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 4-2-14 (235 kg) in D. Thu 18:30. ST306931
4513.1 NE Orcop, Herefordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♯. Tuning: 1-4,5♯ of 5. [website] SO473262
4613.3 NW Llangors, Powys, Wales, S Paulinus (GF), 6 U/R, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in E. Unringable. SO134276
4713.5 ESE Trellech, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Nicholas (T), 6, 7-1-8 (372 kg) in A. Mon. SO500054
4813.5 E Dixton, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Peter (GF), 4 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable. SO519135
4913.7 ENE St Weonards, Herefordshire, S Weonards (T), 6, 10-0-24 (519 kg) in G. Thu 19:00. [website] SO496243
5014.2 SSW Mynyddislwyn, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Tudor (GF;T), 8, 12-1-4 (624 kg) in F♯. ST193939