Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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390187.2 NW Cockshutt, Shropshire, Ringmore Campanile (GF), 6, 0-3-25 (49 kg) in B♭. Bells pitched by hum rather than nominal. SJ435291
390287.2 ESE Chalk, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 5-2-17 (287 kg) in C. Fri (with exceptions). [website] TQ683725
390387.2 WNW Nantmel, Powys, Wales, S Cynllo (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. SO034663
390487.2 N Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, S John Bapt, 8, 7-2-7 (384 kg) in G♯. SK467652
390587.2 SE Penshurst, Kent, S John Bapt (GF), 8, 17-2-11 (894 kg) in E♭. Thu. TQ527438
390687.3 SE Coleman's Hatch, East Sussex, Holy Trinity, 8, 11-2-2 (585 kg) in G. Fri 20:00. TQ450338
390787.3 E Castle Hedingham, Essex, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 11-1-21 (581 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise. PN: check with contact. TL784356
390887.3 E Poslingford, Suffolk, S Mary, 5, 8-1-6 (422 kg) in G♯. [website] TL769481
390987.3 NNE Great Hale, Lincolnshire, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 11-2-11 (589 kg) in F♯. TF148429
391087.3 SE Leigh, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in B♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] TQ548466
391187.4 SW East Coker, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check) 18:30. [website] ST538121
391287.4 ESE Cobham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 6, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TQ669683
391387.4 NNE Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, S Denys (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Tuning: 1-3 of 5. TF099460
391487.4 NNE Leasingham, Lincolnshire, S Andrew, 4 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Unringable; tuning: 1-4 of 6. TF056485
391587.4 WSW Bonvilston, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary V (GF), 6, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in F♯. Ringing prohibited. ST064740
391687.4 SSW Bere Regis, Dorset, S John Bapt, 6, 17-2-0 (889 kg) in D. Wed 18:30. [website] SY847947
391787.4 S Newchurch, Isle of Wight, All Saints (GF), 6, 7-0-19 (364 kg) in B♭. Thu. [website] SZ561855
391887.5 NE Bicker, Lincolnshire, S Swithin (T), 8, 7-3-15 (401 kg) in A♭. Tue (3rd: Apr-Oct). TF224378
391987.5 SW Cannington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 18-3-18 (961 kg) in E. Tue. ST257395
392087.5 ENE Herringswell, Suffolk, S Ethelbert (GF), 3, 5-3-15 (299 kg) in B. TL717699
392187.5 E East Hanningfield, Essex, All Saints (GF), 3, 6-0-6 (308 kg) in B. TL770012
392287.5 SW West Coker, Somerset, S Martin of Tours (GF), 8, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST516135
392387.5 NE Fleet, Lincolnshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 12-3-22 (658 kg) in F♯. Detached tower. TF388236
392487.5 SW Closworth, Somerset, All Saints, 5, 11-2-23 (595 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] ST563100
392587.5 WNW Berriew, Powys, Wales, S Beuno, 8, 8-1-20 (428 kg) in A. Wed. SJ187008
392687.5 SE Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, Holy Trinity (S;T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ279165
392787.6 NNE Asgarby, Lincolnshire, S Andrew (GF), 4 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in G♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1,2,4,5 of 5; former 3/5 cracked ~1830 & 'lost'. TF116453
392887.6 SE Burgess Hill, West Sussex, S John Ev (T), 8, 14-2-26 (748 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ311192
392987.6 E Danbury, Essex, S John Bapt (T), 8, 10-1-24 (532 kg) in A♭. Wed. TL779051
393087.7 NNW Barthomley, Cheshire, S Bertoline, 8, 13-1-14 (679 kg) in E. SJ767523
393187.7 ESE Shipbourne, Kent, S Giles, 6, 9-3-2 (496 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TQ591522
393287.7 SE Danehill, East Sussex, All Saints (T), 6, 7-3-5 (396 kg) in C. Wed (exc last) 20:00. TQ402274
393387.8 NNE Heckington, Lincolnshire, S Andrew (T), 8, 19-3-6 (1006 kg) in D. Tue. TF142441
393487.8 NW Kinnerley, Shropshire, S Mary (GF;T), 3, 7-1-13 (374 kg) in A. Ringing prohibited; ropes fall in a straight line. SJ338209
393587.9 SSW Piddletrenthide, Dorset, All Saints (GF), 6, 19-0-4 (967 kg) in E. [website] ST701007
393687.9 ESE Shorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TQ690710
393787.9 SE Hartfield, East Sussex, S Mary, 6, 9-1-24 (481 kg) in G. Thu. TQ479357
393887.9 SE Wivelsfield, East Sussex, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. TQ338207
393988 SW Durleigh, Somerset, S Hugh, 6, 10-0-4 (510 kg) in G. Thu. [website] ST274361
394088 E Stisted, Essex, All Saints, 6, 9-1-20 (479 kg) in A♭. Mon. TL798245
394188 NW Welshpool, Powys, Wales, S Mary (T), 8, 12-0-12 (615 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. SJ225076
394288 NE Tydd St Mary, Lincolnshire, S Mary (T), 6, 11-2-21 (594 kg) in F♯. TF445185
394388 NNE Evedon, Lincolnshire, S Mary, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. TF092475
394488 ENE Mildenhall, Suffolk, S Mary, 10, 16-3-23 (861 kg) in E♭. Tue (see tower website). [website] TL710746
394588 SSW Brownsea Island, Dorset, S Mary, 8, 4-2-21 (238 kg) in D. No mains electricity. Thu. [website] SZ028877
394688.1 ESE Rettendon, Essex, All Saints (T), 6, 8-1-7 (422 kg) in A. Wed. TQ770960
394788.1 NE Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 7-2-17 (389 kg) in A♯. PN shared: Frampton; Kirton in Holland; Sutterton; Wigtoft. Thu (on a rota basis). TF262362
394888.1 SW Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 18-0-14 (921 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST470159
394988.2 WSW Porthkerry, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Curig (GF), 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. PN rotates: Llancarfan; Penmark; Porthkerry. Thu (on a rota basis). [website] ST082666
395088.2 NNW Wybunbury, Cheshire, Wybunbury Tower, 6, 14-0-8 (715 kg) in E. Tower of former church of S Chad. SJ700498