Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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320176.3 E Long Melford, Suffolk, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 15-0-18 (770 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL864467
320276.3 SW Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, S Peter (T), 6, 14-1-11 (729 kg) in E. Tue. [website] ST667820
320376.3 SSW Leckford, Hampshire, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 8-2-4 (434 kg) in A. [website] SU373376
320476.3 SW Keevil, Wiltshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 16-1-16 (833 kg) in D. [website] ST917579
320576.4 N Torksey, Lincolnshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SK836789
320676.4 W Madley, Herefordshire, Nativity of BVM, 8, 15-2-24 (798 kg) in F. [website] SO419387
320776.4 WSW Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Cenedlon (GF), 3, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in C. No regular ringing; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO481148
320876.4 W Kingstone, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 12-0-22 (620 kg) in G. Wed. [website] SO424357
320976.5 SE Dartford, Kent, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ544740
321076.5 WSW Garway, Herefordshire, S Michael (GF), 5, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. Detached tower. [website] SO455224
321176.5 SW Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire, S Saviour (GF), 8, 10-0-6 (511 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST673807
321276.5 SSE Reigate, Surrey, S Mark, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg). Steel bells; unringable. TQ254508
321376.5 E Ampton, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 4, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. [website] TL866711
321476.6 SE Farnborough, Greater London, S Giles, 6, 2-2-26 (139 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: service bell ('Great Giles'); future plans: to become 8; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way with the 4th away for retuning leaving the remainder available for ringing. [website] TQ443641
321576.6 N Babworth, Nottinghamshire, All Saints (T), 6, 7-1-4 (370 kg) in A♭. Mon. SK686808
321676.6 NNE Nettleham, Lincolnshire, All Saints (T), 6, 8-3-1 (445 kg) in G. Tue. TF007753
321776.7 SW Holt, Wiltshire, S Katharine (T), 6, 9-0-6 (460 kg) in F. Tue. [website] ST860615
321876.7 W Weobley, Herefordshire, S Peter & S Paul (T), 6, 17-0-14 (870 kg) in E. Thu (1st, 3rd: check). [website] SO401518
321976.7 WNW 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
322076.7 WNW Wistanstow, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 8, 9-2-18 (491 kg) in G. SO432855
322176.7 SSE Hascombe, Surrey, S Peter (T), 5, 3-3-17 (198 kg) in D. TQ001395
322276.7 SSW Erlestoke, Wiltshire, Holy Saviour (T), 6 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] ST965539
322376.7 NW Norton in Hales, Shropshire, S Chad, 8, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in F♯. [website] SJ703386
322476.8 ESE Pebmarsh, Essex, S John Bapt (T), 6, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in B♭. Tue (1st, 2nd, 3rd). TL853334
322576.8 N Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, S Luke, 6 U/R, 8-0-6 (409 kg) in G♯. Unringable. SK553809
322676.8 WNW Church Stretton, Shropshire, S Laurence, 8, 11-0-5 (561 kg) in F. SO452936
322776.8 WSW Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Bridget, 6, 7-3-2 (395 kg) in A♭. PN: by arrangement. SO455203
322876.8 WSW Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire, Gwent, Wales, S Michael (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. No regular ringing; ropes fall in a straight line. SO492103
322976.8 SSE Caterham, Surrey, S Mary V (T), 8, 12-2-23 (645 kg) in F♯. ART Teaching Centre: Collaborative Bell Skills, East Surrey. Fri. [website] TQ336553
323076.8 SSW Longstock, Hampshire, S Mary (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Mon (not always: check). [website] SU358370
323176.9 ESE West Hanningfield, Essex, S Mary & S Edward (GF), 4 U/R, 7-0-3 (357 kg) in A. Bells in store; unringable; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; not well in tune. TQ734998
323276.9 SE Wilmington, Kent, S Michael (T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. [website] TQ538724
323376.9 WNW Condover, Shropshire, S Andrew & S Mary (GF), 8, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in G. Tue 20:00. SJ494057
323476.9 E Sudbury, Suffolk, All Saints, 8, 26½ cwt (~1350 kg) in D. [website] TL868409
323576.9 N West Retford, Nottinghamshire, S Michael Archangel (T), 6, 9-0-6 (460 kg) in A♭. SK702813
323676.9 SW Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, S Thomas a Becket, 6, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in E♭. Mon (2nd, 4th). [website] ST699765
323776.9 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
323877 NNW Taddington, Derbyshire, S Michael (GF;T), 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Fri. SK141711
323977 N Eckington, Derbyshire, S Peter & S Paul (S;T), 8, 16-0-14 (819 kg) in E. CC recognised Ringing Centre; ART Teaching Centre: The Gordon Halls Ringing Centre. Thu. [website] SK431797
324077 N East Retford, Nottinghamshire, S Swithun, 10, 23-0-7 (1172 kg) in E♭. Thu. SK706813
324177 ESE Colne Engaine, Essex, S Andrew (GF), 6, 9-2-7 (486 kg) in G. TL850303
324277 E Sudbury, Suffolk, S Gregory (T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in E. [website] TL870414
324377 SSE Reigate, Surrey, S Mary Magd, 10, 18-3-10 (957 kg) in D. Wed. [website] TQ259501
324477.1 S Old Alresford, Hampshire, S Mary, 6, 10-0-9 (512 kg) in G. ART Teaching Centre: Alresford School of Bell Ringing. Mon (2nd: check). [website] SU588336
324577.1 N Thorpe Salvin, South Yorkshire, S Peter, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg). Unringable. SK520811
324677.1 SE Caterham Valley, Surrey, S John Ev (T), 8, 16-3-12 (856 kg) in E♭. ART Teaching Centre: Collaborative Bell Skills, East Surrey. Mon. [website] TQ342553
324777.1 NNW Dronfield, Derbyshire, S John Bapt, 8, 12-3-20 (657 kg) in F♯. Tue. SK352784
324877.1 NNW Chelmorton, Derbyshire, S John Bapt, 5, 8-3-24 (455 kg) in A. SK115702
324977.1 W Leintwardine, Herefordshire, S Mary Magd, 8, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] SO404740
325077.1 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