Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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295172.2 N Bolsover, Derbyshire, S Mary & S Laurence (T), 8, 14-3-1 (750 kg) in G. Tue. SK474703
295272.2 SSE Dorking, Surrey, S Martin, 10, 18-1-18 (935 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ165494
295372.2 E Sudbury, Suffolk, All Saints, 8, 26½ cwt (~1350 kg) in D. [website] TL868409
295472.2 SE St Mary Cray, Greater London, S Mary, 6, 11-3-21 (606 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TQ472683
295572.2 WSW Ballingham, Herefordshire, S Dubricius, 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg). Derelict; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SO575316
295672.2 ESE Colne Engaine, Essex, S Andrew (GF), 6, 9-2-7 (486 kg) in G. TL850303
295772.3 E Sudbury, Suffolk, S Gregory (T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in E. [website] TL870414
295872.3 SSW Longparish, Hampshire, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 7-2-1 (381 kg) in A. Wed. [website] SU425439
295972.3 W Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, S Cuthbert, 8, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. [website] SO568347
296072.3 NE Old Leake, Lincolnshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in F♯. TF407502
296172.3 S Bentworth, Hampshire, S Mary (GF), 6, 7-0-25 (367 kg) in A. PN alternates: Bentworth; Chawton. Mon (alt). [website] SU665402
296272.4 E Great Henny, Essex, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 1,2,4 of 5. TL867377
296372.4 NW Ipstones, Staffordshire, S Leonard (GF;T), 6, 5-0-15 (261 kg) in C. Thu 19:00. SK017502
296472.4 SW Littleton Drew, Wiltshire, All Saints, 3 U/R, 7-2-0 (381 kg) in A♭. Unringable; future plans: to become 6; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; anticlockwise. ST831801
296572.4 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
296672.4 SW Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, S Margaret (GF), 4, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. Tuning: 2-5 of 8. ST866763
296772.5 NNE Lincoln, Lincolnshire, S Peter at Gowts (T), 6, 8-0-3 (408 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: 5th (broken pulley); only limited ringing allowed. [website] SK973704
296872.5 NW Swynnerton, Staffordshire, S Mary, 6, 7-1-8 (372 kg) in A. PN alternates with Seighford. Fri (alt). SJ852355
296972.5 E Sudbury, Suffolk, S Peter, 10, 20-1-20 (1038 kg) in E. PN: by arrangement. [website] TL874413
297072.5 W Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire, S Andrew (GF), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] SO558380
297172.5 SW Badminton, Gloucestershire, S Michael & All Angels, 3, 8-0-15 (413 kg) in A♭. Ringing restricted (invitees only). ST806828
297272.6 SSW Upavon, Wiltshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 14-1-21 (733 kg) in F♯. [website] SU135550
297372.6 SSW Marden, Wiltshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. [website] SU086578
297472.6 SE Dartford, Kent, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ544740
297572.7 S Alton, Hampshire, S Lawrence, 8, 18-1-20 (936 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SU717395
297672.7 WSW Bridstow, Herefordshire, S Bridget (GF), 8, 8-3-19 (453 kg) in A♭. [website] SO584248
297772.7 W Lugwardine, Herefordshire, S Peter, 8, 12-1-20 (631 kg) in F. [website] SO550410
297872.7 NW Chetwynd, Shropshire, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 6-3-22 (353 kg) in A. [website] SJ735213
297972.8 WNW Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 8, 16-0-8 (816 kg) in E. Tue. SO623999
298072.8 N Darlton, Nottinghamshire, S Giles, 3 U/R, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in D♭. Church closed; Building is up for sale / under offer; church has redundant status; unringable. SK778736
298172.8 NNE Lincoln, Lincolnshire, S Mary le Wigford (T), 4, 6-1-17 (325 kg) in A. Future plans: to become 5; tuning: 1-4 of 6. [website] SK974709
298272.8 SSE Buckland, Surrey, S Mary V (T), 6, 4-2-3 (230 kg) in B. Fri 20:00. [website] TQ221508
298372.9 WNW Edgmond, Shropshire, S Peter (GF;S;T), 8, 9-3-12 (501 kg) in G. CC recognised Ringing Centre; ART Teaching Centre: Round the Wrekin Teaching Hub. Wed. [website] SJ720192
298472.9 WNW 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
298572.9 W Middleton on the Hill, Herefordshire, S Mary V, 3, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] SO540646
298673 ESE Witham, Essex, S Nicolas, 8, 15-3-12 (806 kg) in E. Wed. TL817153
298773 NNW Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire, Holy Trinity, 6, 4-0-20 (212 kg) in D. Mon. SK241642
298873 E Barnham, Suffolk, S Gregory, 4 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TL870792
298973.1 E Great Barton, Suffolk, Holy Innocents (T), 6, 8-3-3 (446 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TL889660
299073.1 SE Wilmington, Kent, S Michael (T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. [website] TQ538724
299173.1 S Alton, Hampshire, All Saints, 6, 6-0-4 (307 kg) in B. Tue. [website] SU714389
299273.1 S Brown Candover, Hampshire, S Peter, 5, 5-3-6 (295 kg) in B. ART Teaching Centre: Alresford School of Bell Ringing. Wed. [website] SU581396
299373.1 ESE Earls Colne, Essex, S Andrew, 8, 14-0-15 (718 kg) in F. TL860288
299473.1 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
299573.1 WSW Berkeley, Gloucestershire, S Mary V, 10, 21-1-3 (1081 kg) in E♭. Detached tower. Wed. [website] ST684990
299673.1 WNW Little Wenlock, Shropshire, S Lawrence (GF), 5, 9-0-0 (457 kg) in A. SJ646068
299773.1 E Great Livermere, Suffolk, S Peter, 5, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Anticlockwise. [website] TL885713
299873.1 WNW Buildwas, Shropshire, Holy Trinity, 3, 1-3-26 (101 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SJ636047
299973.1 SSW North Tidworth, Wiltshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 9-0-18 (465 kg) in G. C16 historic bellframe (listed) remains in situ higher in tower. [website] SU234490
300073.2 SSE Merstham, Surrey, S Katharine (GF), 8, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F♯. ART Teaching Centre: Collaborative Bell Skills, East Surrey; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. [website] TQ290538