Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Lydbury North, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 8-0-26 (418 kg) in G. First ring of six cast by Barwell. SO351860
22.3 NW Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 8-2-18 (440 kg) in A. Tue 19:00. [website] SO323884
33.5 N More, Shropshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SO342915
43.5 SSE Clunbury, Shropshire, S Swithin, 6, 10-0-23 (518 kg) in A. SO370806
54.6 SW Clun, Shropshire, S George, 10, 13-2-1 (686 kg) in F. Thu. SO300805
65 E Wistanstow, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 8, 9-2-18 (491 kg) in G. SO432855
75.3 SSE Clungunford, Shropshire, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A♯. Thu. SO394787
85.6 SSE Hopton Heath, Shropshire, The Fire Ring (GF), 8, 0-2-8 (29 kg) in C. Ringing currently not permitted. SO382775
95.9 ESE Stokesay, Shropshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. SO435817
106.7 ENE Acton Scott, Shropshire, S Margaret, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO453894
117 NW Churchstoke, Powys, Wales, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. SO270939
127.5 S Bucknell, Shropshire, S Mary (GF;T), 3, 4-2-8 (232 kg) in D♭. Anticlockwise. SO354738
137.8 ESE Onibury, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels, 4 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in C♯. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 2,4-6 of 8. SO455791
147.9 NE Church Stretton, Shropshire, S Laurence, 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in F. SO452936
158.1 SSW Stowe, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 4 cwt (~200 kg) in F. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1,2,4 of 5. SO310737
168.1 SSE Leintwardine, Herefordshire, S Mary Magd, 8, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] SO404740
178.7 ENE Hope Bowdler, Shropshire, S Andrew, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in A♭. SO475924
189 SE Downton on the Rock, Herefordshire, S Giles, 3 U/R, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in G♭. Steel bells; unringable. SO437742
199.2 ESE Culmington, Shropshire, All Saints, 3, 7-1-1 (369 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line. SO493819
209.3 SSW Knighton, Powys, Wales, S Edward, 8, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in A♭. PN shared: Knighton; Presteigne. Thu (1st). SO287724
219.6 ENE Eaton under Heywood, Shropshire, S Edith (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line. SO499900
229.6 NW Chirbury, Shropshire, S Michael, 6, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. SO261985
239.8 E Diddlebury, Shropshire, S Peter (GF), 4, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Tuning: 1,2,4,5 of 5. SO508853
249.9 SE Bromfield, Shropshire, S Mary V, 6, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in G♯. Mon (2nd). SO481768
2510 ESE Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, S Peter, 8, 12-0-12 (615 kg) in G. Fri. SO495788
2610.2 NW Montgomery, Powys, Wales, S Nicholas (T), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in A♭. Mon. SO223965
2710.6 E Munslow, Shropshire, S Michael, 4 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-4 of 5. SO521877
2810.7 ENE Rushbury, Shropshire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 5-3-4 (294 kg) in B♭. SO513918
2910.8 NE Leebotwood, Shropshire, S Mary, 3 U/R, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in F. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO470986
3011.2 ENE Cardington, Shropshire, S James, 8, 7-0-5 (358 kg) in G. SO506951
3111.2 SSE Wigmore, Herefordshire, S James Ap, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] SO412690
3211.3 WNW Llandyssil, Powys, Wales, S Tyssil, 5 U/R, 7-0-8 (359 kg) in A♭. Unringable. SO195954
3311.6 NNE Pulverbatch, Shropshire, S Edith, 6, 5-0-20 (263 kg) in C. SJ429029
3411.7 N Worthen, Shropshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 7-1-8 (372 kg) in B♭. Fri (with exceptions). SJ328047
3512 SSW Norton, Powys, Wales, S Andrew (GF), 3, 2-0-7 (105 kg) in G♯. Church closed; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. SO304672
3612.1 NW Forden, Powys, Wales, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 9-3-23 (506 kg) in G. SJ227011
3712.2 SE Ludlow, Shropshire, S Laurence, 10, 16-2-16 (845 kg) in E. The ringing bells form part of a 13-bell chime. Mon. [website] SO511747
3812.6 SW Llangunllo, Powys, Wales, S Cynllo, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SO211712
3912.8 E Tugford, Shropshire, S Catherine (GF), 6, 6-0-22 (315 kg) in A. SO557870
4012.8 SE Richards Castle, Herefordshire, S Bartholomew (GF), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Anticlockwise; detached tower; county books / pNBR info discrepant. SO484702
4112.8 NNE Pontesbury, Shropshire, S George (T), 6, 11-1-8 (575 kg) in G. Thu (not always: check). [website] SJ399060
4212.9 W Kerry, Powys, Wales, S Michael, 3 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg). One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SO147900
4313.2 E Holdgate, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable. SO561895
4413.5 S Presteigne, Powys, Wales, S Andrew, 8, 13-2-21 (695 kg) in F. PN shared: Knighton; Presteigne. Thu (exc 1st). [website] SO315645
4513.5 E 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
4613.6 ENE Shipton, Shropshire, S James, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SO561918
4713.7 NW Berriew, Powys, Wales, S Beuno, 8, 8-1-20 (428 kg) in A. Wed. SJ187008
4813.8 SSE Aymestrey, Herefordshire, S John Bapt & S Alkmund, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. [website] SO425651
4914 ENE Stanton Long, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 2-2-8 (131 kg) in G. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,2♭,3 of 3. [website] SO571907
5014.1 NNW Leighton, Powys, Wales, Holy Trinity, 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F. SJ242059