Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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285170.2 ESE Doddinghurst, Essex, All Saints, 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders; tower unsafe. TQ589990
285270.2 W Kingsland, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 11-1-12 (577 kg) in F. Mon (3rd). [website] SO446612
285370.3 NE Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, S Mary (GF), 8, 15-0-2 (763 kg) in F♯. TF432228
285470.3 NW Eyton upon the Weald Moors, Shropshire, S Catherine, 3 U/R, 1¾ cwt (~90 kg) in B♭. Unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SJ650148
285570.3 ESE Blackmore, Essex, S Laurence, 5 U/R, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in F♯. Unringable. TL602016
285670.3 S Leckford, Hampshire, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 8-2-4 (434 kg) in A. [website] SU373376
285770.3 SE Eltham, Greater London, S John Bapt (T), 8, 10-2-24 (544 kg) in G. Tue 20:00. [website] TQ426744
285870.3 W Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 11-3-4 (599 kg) in F♯. [website] SO442391
285970.3 SE Croydon, Greater London, S Peter, South Croydon, 12, 30-0-20 (1533 kg) in D. Mon (see tower website). [website] TQ326644
286070.3 W King's Pyon, Herefordshire, S Mary V (GF), 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A. [website] SO438506
286170.3 N Teversal, Nottinghamshire, S Katherine (GF;T), 5, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Tuning: 2,3♭,4-6 of 8. Mon 18:30. SK483619
286270.4 SW Doynton, Gloucestershire, Blessed Trinity (T), 5, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: tenor; only limited ringing allowed; unsuitable for inexperienced ringers; anticlockwise; tuning: 1-5 of 8. [website] ST720741
286370.4 SW Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, S Thomas a Becket, 6, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in E♭. Mon (2nd, 4th). [website] ST699765
286470.4 E Moulton, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 5 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TL699641
286570.5 SW Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Unringable; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. [website] ST806652
286670.5 SW Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 6, 20-3-18 (1062 kg) in E♭. [website] ST906571
286770.5 SW Batheaston, Somerset, S John Bapt, 8, 13-2-18 (694 kg) in F. Thu (by arrangement). [website] ST777679
286870.5 E Barnardiston, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable. [website] TL711487
286970.6 N Eakring, Nottinghamshire, S Andrew (GF), 5, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in G. SK675621
287070.6 SW Bathford, Somerset, S Swithun, 6, 8-1-15 (426 kg) in G. Mon (not always: check). [website] ST787666
287170.6 NW Wrockwardine, Shropshire, S Peter (T), 6, 11-2-7 (587 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SJ624120
287270.6 ESE Felsted, Essex, Holy Cross (S;T), 8, 12-0-20 (619 kg) in F. Mon. TL676203
287370.6 NNW Waterfall, Staffordshire, S James & S Bartholomew (GF), 3, 6-3-4 (345 kg) in B♭. Bellframe is c1640 (and listed). SK081516
287470.7 ESE South Weald, Essex, S Peter (T), 8, 14-1-3 (725 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ571938
287570.7 SW Hilperton, Wiltshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 7-0-24 (367 kg) in A. [website] ST870592
287670.7 NNE Carlton le Moorland, Lincolnshire, S Mary, 4, 5-0-14 (260 kg) in C♯. SK908578
287770.8 SSE Ranmore, Surrey, S Barnabas (T), 8, 19-2-21 (1000 kg) in E. [website] TQ145504
287870.8 SSW Longstock, Hampshire, S Mary (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Mon (not always: check). [website] SU358370
287970.8 SW Abson, Gloucestershire, S James Gt (T), 6, 10-1-24 (532 kg) in F♯. [website] ST705748
288070.8 NNE Ruskington, Lincolnshire, All Saints (T), 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way for rehanging and refurbishment. TF082510
288170.8 WNW Rushbury, Shropshire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 5-3-4 (294 kg) in B♭. SO513918
288270.8 E Kennett, Cambridgeshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. [website] TL699683
288370.8 NNW Matlock, Derbyshire, S Giles (T), 8, 14-0-0 (711 kg) in F. Also hung for ringing: pre-Reformation duplicate 6th. Thu. [website] SK300597
288470.9 NW Tibberton, Shropshire, All Saints, 5, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C♯. [website] SJ681204
288570.9 WSW Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cenedlon (GF), 3, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in C. No regular ringing; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO481148
288670.9 ESE Pleshey, Essex, Holy Trinity, 5, 11-3-25 (608 kg) in F♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1-5 of 6. Fri 20:30. TL663143
288770.9 SE Walton on the Hill, Surrey, S Peter, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. TQ223550
288870.9 NW Standon, Staffordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 8-3-19 (453 kg) in A. Ringing currently not permitted. SJ819349
288971 N Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, S Edmund K&M (T), 6, 17-2-20 (898 kg) in E♭. SK540632
289071 ENE Worlington, Suffolk, All Saints, 5 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable. TL691738
289171 ESE Roxwell, Essex, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg). Unringable. TL645084
289271 E Cowlinge, Suffolk, S Margaret (GF), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] TL718549
289371.1 NNE Norton Disney, Lincolnshire, S Peter (GF), 6, 8-0-27 (419 kg) in B♭. PN alternates with Bassingham. Mon (2nd, 4th, 5th). SK889589
289471.1 SSW Tilshead, Wiltshire, S Thomas a Becket (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; rung from chancel; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SU034479
289571.1 SSE Thursley, Surrey, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in D♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; rung from nave; tower unsafe; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SU901393
289671.1 SSW Newton Tony, Wiltshire, S Andrew, 4 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Unringable. [website] SU217402
289771.1 SSW Over Wallop, Hampshire, S Peter, 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Wed. [website] SU284382
289871.1 SW Bathampton, Somerset, S Nicholas, 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in A. Mon. [website] ST777665
289971.1 W Mansell Lacy, Herefordshire, S Michael, 4 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B♭. Unringable. [website] SO425455
290071.1 WNW Uppington, Shropshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A. PN: by arrangement. [website] SJ597093