Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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270168 W Edvin Loach, Herefordshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 5-0-13 (260 kg) in D. SO662584
270268 NE North Runcton, Norfolk, All Saints, 3 U/R, 8-0-5 (409 kg). Unringable. TF646158
270368 NNW Snelston, Derbyshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. SK155433
270468 NNE Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, S Andrew (GF), 3, 8-1-24 (430 kg) in A. SK987588
270568 NE King's Lynn, Norfolk, Minster Ch of S Margaret, 10, 28-1-4 (1437 kg) in C. TF617198
270668 WNW Chelmarsh, Shropshire, S Peter, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. SO720878
270768.1 ESE Little Baddow, Essex, S Mary V (T), 8, 11-2-5 (586 kg) in A♭. Thu. TL764080
270868.1 SE Great Burstead, Essex, S Mary Magd, 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise. TQ680922
270968.2 N South Collingham, Nottinghamshire, S John Bapt, 5, 6-3-10 (347 kg) in A. County books / pNBR info discrepant. SK826613
271068.2 NNW South Normanton, Derbyshire, S Michael, 6, 8-3-0 (445 kg) in F♯. SK442569
271168.2 SSE Wonersh, Surrey, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-2-25 (596 kg) in G. Wed. TQ014451
271268.2 NW Stafford, Staffordshire, S Mary, 10, 19-0-11 (970 kg) in E. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime; future plans: to become 12; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. [website] SJ921232
271368.2 SE St Mary Cray, Greater London, S Mary, 6, 11-3-21 (606 kg) in G. Thu. [website] TQ472683
271468.2 NNW Alfreton, Derbyshire, S Martin (T), 8, 10-2-27 (546 kg) in G. SK407558
271568.2 NW Bradley, Staffordshire, S Mary & All Saints, 5 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A. Unringable. SJ879180
271668.2 N Cromwell, Nottinghamshire, S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G. Unringable. SK799615
271768.2 SSE Bramley, Surrey, Holy Trinity, 6, 8-0-27 (419 kg) in A. Thu. TQ008449
271868.2 E Hawstead, Suffolk, All Saints, 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. Unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. TL855592
271968.2 SSW Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire, S Andrew, 8, 14-3-9 (753 kg) in F. [website] SU439466
272068.2 S Godalming, Surrey, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 24-0-4 (1221 kg) in E♭. Tue. SU968440
272168.3 W Bromyard, Herefordshire, S Peter, 10, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Wed. [website] SO655548
272268.3 NE King's Lynn, Norfolk, S Nicholas (T), 8, 18-3-12 (958 kg) in F. TF618204
272368.3 ENE Elveden, Suffolk, Memorial Tower of S Patrick & S Andrew, 8, 17-2-20 (898 kg) in E. Detached tower. [website] TL822799
272468.3 E Shimpling, Suffolk, S George (GF), 5 U/R, 8-2-23 (442 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] TL859512
272568.3 N Norwell, Nottinghamshire, S Laurence (T), 6, 9-2-5 (485 kg) in G. Mon. SK775617
272668.4 SSE Dorking, Surrey, S Martin, 10, 18-1-18 (935 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ165494
272768.5 E Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Cath Ch of S James & S Edmund (The Norman Tower) (S;T), 12, 27-2-5 (1399 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: 6♭; detached tower. Tue. [website] TL855640
272868.5 NW Stafford, Staffordshire, S Mary, Castle Church (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Ringing currently not permitted. SJ905221
272968.5 E Fornham St Martin, Suffolk, S Martin (GF), 6, 6-2-20 (339 kg) in A. Future plans: to become 8. [website] TL852669
273068.5 NW Norbury, Derbyshire, S Mary & S Barlok (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Ropes fall in a straight line; rung from porch; tuning: 1-3 of 5. Wed. SK125423
273168.5 WSW Coaley, Gloucestershire, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 11-2-2 (585 kg) in G. Probably the last ring to have been cast at Gloucester. [website] SO771017
273268.6 WSW Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 20-0-7 (1019 kg) in E♭. Detached tower; county books / pNBR info discrepant. SO717139
273368.6 NNW Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 8, 15-1-18 (783 kg) in F. Tue. SK489589
273468.6 E Lawshall, Suffolk, All Saints, 5 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : tenor; unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-5 of 6. [website] TL864542
273568.6 NNW South Wingfield, Derbyshire, All Saints, 6, 8-3-10 (449 kg) in G. Tue. SK383557
273668.6 N North Collingham, Nottinghamshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 9-3-4 (497 kg) in G. SK829620
273768.6 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
273868.7 SE Dartford, Kent, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ544740
273968.7 SW Alton Priors, Wiltshire, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 5-3-14 (298 kg) in D♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No mains electricity; tuning: 2,3,5 of 8. SU109621
274068.7 NNE Billinghay, Lincolnshire, S Michael, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. Unringable; tuning: 1,2,4 of 5. TF156549
274168.7 SW Bremhill, Wiltshire, S Martin (GF), 6, 17-2-5 (891 kg) in E. [website] ST979730
274268.7 NW Denstone, Staffordshire, All Saints, 4, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C♯. Round tower. SK100409
274368.7 S Holybourne, Hampshire, Holy Rood (GF), 8, 6-3-16 (350 kg) in B. Tue (1st). [website] SU732412
274468.7 E Long Melford, Suffolk, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 15-0-18 (770 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL864467
274568.7 WSW Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, S Mary (GF), 6, 9-3-7 (498 kg) in G. [website] SO743069
274668.7 NNW Crich, Derbyshire, S Mary (T), 8, 12-1-9 (626 kg) in F♯. SK347546
274768.7 N Eakring, Nottinghamshire, S Andrew (GF), 5, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in G. SK675621
274868.7 E Nowton, Suffolk, S Peter, 6 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] TL863604
274968.7 WNW Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, S Mary V, 6, 12-0-0 (610 kg) in F♯. Tue 19:00. SO673757
275068.8 S Frensham, Surrey, S Mary V (GF;T), 8, 9-3-25 (507 kg) in G. Mon. SU841414