Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Onibury, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels, 4 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in C♯. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 2,4-6 of 8. SO455791
22 NW Stokesay, Shropshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. SO435817
32.2 SE Bromfield, Shropshire, S Mary V, 6, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in G♯. Mon (2nd). SO481768
42.5 E Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, S Peter, 8, 12-0-12 (615 kg) in G. Fri. SO495788
53 NE Culmington, Shropshire, All Saints, 3, 7-1-1 (369 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line. SO493819
63.2 SSW Downton on the Rock, Herefordshire, S Giles, 3 U/R, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in G♭. Steel bells; unringable. SO437742
73.7 W Clungunford, Shropshire, S Cuthbert (T), 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A♯. Thu. SO394787
84.3 NNW Wistanstow, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 8, 9-2-18 (491 kg) in G. SO432855
94.4 SW Leintwardine, Herefordshire, S Mary Magd, 8, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] SO404740
104.4 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
114.6 WSW Hopton Heath, Shropshire, The Fire Ring (GF), 8, 0-2-8 (29 kg) in C. Ringing currently not permitted. SO382775
125.1 NE Diddlebury, Shropshire, S Peter (GF), 4, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Tuning: 1,2,4,5 of 5. SO508853
135.3 W Clunbury, Shropshire, S Swithin, 6, 10-0-23 (518 kg) in A. SO370806
145.8 SSE Richards Castle, Herefordshire, S Bartholomew (GF), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Anticlockwise; detached tower; county books / pNBR info discrepant. SO484702
156.4 N Acton Scott, Shropshire, S Margaret, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO453894
166.7 NE 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
176.8 SSW Wigmore, Herefordshire, S James Ap, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] SO412690
187 WSW Bucknell, Shropshire, S Mary (GF;T), 3, 4-2-8 (232 kg) in D♭. Anticlockwise. SO354738
197.2 ENE 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
207.2 E Bitterley, Shropshire, S Mary, 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO570773
217.3 NNE Eaton under Heywood, Shropshire, S Edith (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line. SO499900
227.7 WNW Lydbury North, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 8-0-26 (418 kg) in G. First ring of six cast by Barwell. SO351860
237.8 SSE Orleton, Herefordshire, S George, 3 U/R, 8½ cwt (~430 kg). Unringable modified for chiming only but ringing fittings remain in tower. SO494671
248 NE Tugford, Shropshire, S Catherine (GF), 6, 6-0-22 (315 kg) in A. SO557870
258.4 N Hope Bowdler, Shropshire, S Andrew, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in A♭. SO475924
268.5 SSE Brimfield, Herefordshire, S Michael, 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO526674
278.7 NNE Rushbury, Shropshire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 5-3-4 (294 kg) in B♭. SO513918
288.9 S Aymestrey, Herefordshire, S John Bapt & S Alkmund, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. [website] SO425651
299.1 N Church Stretton, Shropshire, S Laurence, 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in F. SO452936
309.3 NE Holdgate, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable. SO561895
319.6 WSW 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
329.6 W Clun, Shropshire, S George, 10, 13-2-1 (686 kg) in F. Thu. SO300805
339.8 SSE Eye, Herefordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 8-1-0 (419 kg) in A♭. [website] SO496638
3410 NW Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 8-2-18 (440 kg) in A. Tue 19:00. [website] SO323884
3510.2 NE 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
3610.3 ESE Coreley, Shropshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. SO613739
3710.3 NE Shipton, Shropshire, S James, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SO561918
3810.4 NW More, Shropshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SO342915
3910.4 SSE Middleton on the Hill, Herefordshire, S Mary V, 3, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] SO540646
4010.5 NNE Cardington, Shropshire, S James, 8, 7-0-5 (358 kg) in G. SO506951
4110.9 SE Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Wed 19:00. [website] SO594683
4211.1 S Kingsland, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 11-1-12 (577 kg) in F. Mon (3rd). [website] SO446612
4311.2 WSW Knighton, Powys, Wales, S Edward, 8, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in A♭. PN shared: Knighton; Presteigne. Thu (1st). SO287724
4411.4 ENE Aston Botterell, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. SO632841
4511.5 ENE Cleobury North, Shropshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 3, 4 cwt (~200 kg) in G. No stays or sliders. SO623870
4611.7 SSE Kimbolton, Herefordshire, S James Gt, 6, 9-3-24 (506 kg) in G. [website] SO525616
4711.9 SW 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
4812.1 ESE Milson, Shropshire, S George, 3 U/R, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in D. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 2,1,3; tuning: 1,2♯,3 of 3. SO639728
4912.1 SE Leysters, Herefordshire, S Andrew (GF), 3, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in C♯. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] SO568632
5012.2 N 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