Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Greatworth, Northamptonshire, S Peter, 6, 6-3-11 (348 kg) in B. SP552423
21 W Marston St Lawrence, Northamptonshire, S Lawrence, 5, 10-1-6 (523 kg) in F♯. Mon. SP536420
31.8 SSW Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. SP536397
41.9 N Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, S James Less, 6, 10-3-2 (547 kg) in A♭. Sat 09:30. SP556453
52.1 NW Thorpe Mandeville, Northamptonshire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 6-2-26 (342 kg) in B. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. SP532449
62.4 ENE Helmdon, Northamptonshire, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 10-1-4 (523 kg) in G. SP589431
72.9 N Culworth, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (GF), 5, 12-3-10 (652 kg) in E. SP544469
83.3 W Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, All Saints (T), 6, 22-2-15 (1150 kg) in D. SP498420
93.9 ESE Whitfield, Northamptonshire, S John Ev (GF), 6, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in B♭. Fri. SP607395
103.9 WNW Chacombe, Northamptonshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 13-3-8 (702 kg) in F. SP490439
114 SE Brackley, Northamptonshire, S Peter, 8, 13-2-27 (698 kg) in F. Mon. SP591373
124.2 NE Weedon Lois, Northamptonshire, S Mary V & S Peter (S), 6, 6-2-21 (340 kg) in A. Wed. SP601469
134.4 NNE Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 6-2-26 (342 kg) in A. SP573490
144.5 NW Wardington, Oxfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 16-3-16 (858 kg) in E♭. SP490463
154.5 NW Edgcote, Northamptonshire, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in G♯. Unringable. SP504479
164.8 N Eydon, Northamptonshire, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 9-2-20 (492 kg) in G. SP541499
174.9 SSE Evenley, Northamptonshire, S George, 5, 6-3-26 (355 kg) in A. SP584351
184.9 E Syresham, Northamptonshire, S James (T), 5, 9-0-10 (462 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise. Thu (last). SP630419
195 ENE Wappenham, Northamptonshire, S Mary, 6, 8-3-2 (445 kg) in F♯. Thu. SP624456
205.1 SW King's Sutton, Northamptonshire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 14-2-0 (737 kg) in G. SP497361
215.2 NW Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, S Peter & S Paul, 5, 12-1-5 (625 kg) in F. Thu (alt). SP498487
225.4 S Croughton, Northamptonshire, All Saints (GF), 5, 9-3-18 (503 kg) in G. Tue (1st, 3rd, 5th). SP545335
235.8 WNW Cropredy, Oxfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 8, 16-1-16 (833 kg) in F. Mon. SP468466
246 SE Westbury, Buckinghamshire, S Augustine (GF), 3 U/R, 5-3-19 (301 kg) in C♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SP622356
256.2 W Banbury, Oxfordshire, S Mary (T), 10, 17-0-9 (868 kg) in E. The ringing bells form part of a 12-bell chime. Wed. SP453405
266.2 SSW Aynho, Northamptonshire, S Michael (T), 8, 16-1-20 (835 kg) in F. Tue (2nd, 4th). SP514330
276.2 WSW Banbury, Oxfordshire, S John Ev (RC), 3 U/R, 1-2-1 (77 kg) in B♭. Unringable. SP453401
286.3 SE Mixbury, Oxfordshire, All Saints (GF), 3, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. Ringing restricted (invitees only); ropes fall in a straight line. SP609339
296.4 WSW Bodicote, Oxfordshire, S John Bapt, 8, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in A. Mon. SP459376
306.6 N Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 7-2-27 (393 kg) in A. Thu (alt). SP543528
316.6 SW Adderbury, Oxfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 24-0-14 (1226 kg) in D. Tue. SP470353
326.6 SE Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, S Edward Conf & K (GF), 5, 7-1-13 (374 kg) in A♭. SP641364
336.8 SSW Souldern, Oxfordshire, S Mary V, 6, 7-3-6 (396 kg) in G. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Thu. SP522316
346.9 NE Blakesley, Northamptonshire, S Mary (GF), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. SP626504
357 NNW Byfield, Northamptonshire, Holy Cross (T), 8, 12-1-17 (630 kg) in F. Fri 20:00. SP519530
367.1 ENE Bradden, Northamptonshire, S Michael (GF), 5, 8-3-2 (445 kg) in B♭. Fri. SP647485
377.3 W Hanwell, Oxfordshire, S Peter (GF), 6, 7-0-8 (359 kg) in A. No regular ringing. SP435435
387.5 WNW Mollington, Oxfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 4-2-6 (231 kg) in C. Fri (not always: check). SP442474
397.6 NW Claydon, Oxfordshire, S James Gt (GF), 3 U/R, 6-0-3 (306 kg) in B♭. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SP456500
407.7 W Drayton, Oxfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in A. SP428415
417.7 SE Finmere, Oxfordshire, S Michael (GF), 3, 10-2-0 (533 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line. SP636331
427.9 N Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E♭. Wed. SP574548
438 NNW Upper Boddington, Northamptonshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 11-0-19 (567 kg) in G. SP482531
448 WNW Shotteswell, Warwickshire, S Lawrence (GF), 6, 9-1-0 (470 kg) in G. Tue (not always: check). [website] SP426455
458.2 N Charwelton, Northamptonshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 5, 10-2-16 (541 kg) in A♭. SP544555
468.3 SSW Fritwell, Oxfordshire, S Olave, 4, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B♭. SP524293
478.3 ESE Stowe, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of SMV (GF), 6, 10-3-23 (557 kg) in F. Mon. SP676373
488.4 W Wroxton, Oxfordshire, All Saints (GF), 5, 8-1-20 (428 kg) in A♭. SP417417
498.4 SW Deddington, Oxfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 15-3-3 (801 kg) in F. Mon. SP467317
508.4 W Horley, Oxfordshire, S Etheldreda (GF), 6, 6-3-17 (351 kg) in A♭. Rung from chancel. SP416439