Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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430193.4 ENE Wacton, Norfolk, All Saints, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; round tower. TM179917
430293.4 E Clopton, Suffolk, S Mary, 6, 11-3-19 (606 kg) in F♯. [website] TM221525
430393.4 S Havant, Hampshire, S Faith, 8, 15-0-25 (773 kg) in E. Tue. [website] SU717062
430493.4 E Brockdish, Norfolk, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. TM204796
430593.4 SW West Knoyle, Wiltshire, S Mary V (GF), 5 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Unringable; not well in tune. [website] ST859326
430693.4 SW Backwell, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 10, 17-3-9 (906 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] ST493683
430793.5 SE Bicknor, Kent, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 2 cwt (~100 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming - all bells have very small wheels designed for swing chiming; steel bells; unringable; No stays or sliders; No mains electricity; tuning: (approx) 1,3-5 of 5 but hums are in tune. [website] TQ860588
430893.5 N Hickleton, South Yorkshire, S Wilfrid (GF), 3, 6-2-24 (341 kg) in A♭. SE482053
430993.5 NNW Worsbrough, South Yorkshire, S Mary, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg). Unringable. SE349026
431093.5 NNE Yarburgh, Lincolnshire, S John Bapt (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. TF350930
431193.5 NNE Ludborough, Lincolnshire, S Mary (T), 3, 5-0-12 (259 kg) in B♭. TF295955
431293.5 SSW Bowerchalke, Wiltshire, Holy Trinity, 5, 11-3-25 (608 kg) in F♯. [website] SU018230
431393.5 W Llanigon, Powys, Wales, S Eigon (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. Unringable; rung from porch; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SO213399
431493.5 W Llangunllo, Powys, Wales, S Cynllo, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SO211712
431593.5 E Burgh, Suffolk, S Botolph (GF), 6, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] TM223522
431693.5 N Darfield, South Yorkshire, All Saints, 8, 13-3-24 (709 kg) in E. Thu. SE418043
431793.6 WSW Llanwern, Newport, Gwent, Wales, S Mary, 5, 7-0-6 (358 kg) in A. PN: by arrangement. ST370878
431893.6 E Grundisburgh, Suffolk, S Mary V, 12, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TM223510
431993.6 SSW Rockbourne, Hampshire, S Andrew (GF), 3 U/R, 6-0-18 (313 kg). Unringable. SU115183
432093.6 NW Hanmer, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales, S Chad (GF), 6, 17-0-0 (864 kg) in F♯. Thu. SJ454397
432193.6 S Fareham, Hampshire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 10, 11-2-27 (596 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] SU581065
432293.7 E Pulham Market, Norfolk, S Mary Magd, 8, 13-1-22 (683 kg) in F. TM196860
432393.7 SSW Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, S John Bapt, 5, 6-0-6 (308 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST991241
432493.7 WNW Chirbury, Shropshire, S Michael, 6, 11-3-26 (609 kg) in G. SO261985
432593.7 N Arksey, South Yorkshire, All Saints, 8, 9-3-20 (504 kg) in F♯. Thu PN shared: Barnby Dun(1st,2nd,3rd); Arksey(4th,5th). Thu (4th, 5th) 18:00. SE579069
432693.8 E Cretingham, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 6, 7-2-23 (391 kg) in A. [website] TM227605
432793.8 SE Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
432893.8 SSE Fletching, East Sussex, S Mary & S Andrew (GF), 8, 10-0-9 (512 kg) in G♯. Fri 20:00. TQ428234
432993.8 SSE Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, Holy Trinity (S;T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ279165
433093.8 SW East Knoyle, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 6, 12-0-8 (613 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. [website] ST880305
433193.9 WSW Weston in Gordano, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (T), 6, 8-2-19 (440 kg) in F♯. [website] ST443742
433293.9 N Scawby, Lincolnshire, S Hybald, 3, 7-3-16 (401 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line. Tue (by arrangement). SE968056
433393.9 NNE Covenham St Mary, Lincolnshire, Annunciation BVM, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Unringable. TF339943
433493.9 SE Sittingbourne, Kent, S Michael, 8, 19-0-6 (968 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ909636
433593.9 E Bedfield, Suffolk, S Nicholas (GF), 6 U/R, 9¼ cwt (~470 kg) in G♯. Unringable. [website] TM227663
433693.9 SE Tunstall, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ895619
433793.9 SW Litton, Somerset, S Mary V, 6, 11-1-3 (573 kg) in F♯. PN rotates: E Harptree (1,3); Litton(2,4); (5th: please check). Thu (2nd, 4th). [website] ST593547
433894 NNE Theddlethorpe All Saints, Lincolnshire, All Saints, 6 U/R, 11-1-25 (583 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : 4th; church also houses bellframe ex Immingham; unringable. TF463882
433994 NNW Marple, Greater Manchester, All Saints (GF), 8, 13-2-12 (691 kg) in F. Detached tower. Mon. SJ961879
434094 SSW Martin, Hampshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-22 (454 kg) in A♭. [website] SU070195
434194 NNE Covenham St Bartholomew, Lincolnshire, S Bartholomew (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. Building owned by Covenham St Bartholomew Heritage Trust; unringable; rung from chancel. TF339945
434294 WSW Panteg, Torfaen, Gwent, Wales, S Mary (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. Ropes fall in a straight line. ST310990
434394.1 WSW Llanbedr Ystrad Yw, Powys, Wales, S Peter (GF;S), 6, 9-0-15 (464 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). SO239204
434494.1 SE Leeds, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Fri (with additions). [website] TQ825533
434594.1 WSW Tickenham, Somerset, S Quiricus & S Julietta (GF;T), 6, 14¾ cwt (~750 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST457714
434694.1 N Bottesford, Lincolnshire, S Peter, 6, 6-3-3 (344 kg) in G. SE899070
434794.1 WNW Kinnerley, Shropshire, S Mary (GF;T), 3, 7-1-13 (374 kg) in A. Ringing prohibited; ropes fall in a straight line. SJ338209
434894.2 ENE Weston Longville, Norfolk, All Saints, 6, 10-2-17 (541 kg) in G. TG113158
434994.2 SW Stoke St Michael, Somerset, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] ST664469
435094.2 SE Hollingbourne, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ843550