Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 5 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise; ropes fall in sequence: 1,2,3,5,4; detached tower. SP996411
22.5 NNE Wootton, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 14-3-26 (761 kg) in F. TL003450
32.6 WNW Cranfield, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 17-1-14 (883 kg) in E. Thu. SP955419
42.9 E Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6 U/R, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL043414
53.1 SE Ampthill, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 8, 13-3-6 (701 kg) in A♭. Thu (not always: check). TL036382
63.5 WSW Hulcote, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: non-diatonic. SP944388
73.7 SSE Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
83.9 SW Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 18-2-12 (945 kg) in D. SP955362
94.3 ESE Maulden, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in G. TL058380
104.4 NNE Kempston, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 10, 21-1-17 (1087 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TL015479
114.5 SW Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, S Botolph, 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Mon. SP942362
124.7 SSE Flitwick, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in G. [website] TL029342
134.8 NW Astwood, Buckinghamshire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Church closed; unringable. SP950473
144.8 WNW North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, S Firmin (GF), 6, 12-1-5 (625 kg) in F. SP926446
155 N Stagsden, Bedfordshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 10-2-18 (542 kg) in G. Tue. SP982490
165.1 SE Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
175.1 NE Elstow, Bedfordshire, S Mary & S Helena, 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Detached tower. Fri. TL048474
185.3 E Haynes, Bedfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 6-3-5 (345 kg) in B♭. TL080411
195.4 S Eversholt, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 16-2-14 (845 kg) in E. SP982325
205.4 S Tingrith, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL007324
215.5 SSE Westoning, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 6, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. TL028327
225.6 W Moulsoe, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM (GF), 4 U/R, 7-0-0 (356 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 2-5 of 8. SP906417
235.6 NW Hardmead, Buckinghamshire, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; one or more bells not hung; unringable. SP934476
245.6 NNE Biddenham, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 12-3-18 (656 kg) in G. Thu. TL013499
255.6 SSW Woburn, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 8, 24-1-16 (1239 kg) in D. SP950332
265.8 WSW Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM, 6, 8-3-5 (447 kg) in A♭. Fri. SP911371
276.3 NNE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Paul (T), 12, 28-3-6 (1463 kg) in D. Mon. TL049496
286.4 SE Silsoe, Bedfordshire, S James Gt (T), 6, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B. Mon. TL082355
296.4 W Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Lawrence, Broughton (GF), 4 U/R, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in A. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-4 of 5. SP893401
306.4 WNW Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, S Laurence, 6, 16½ cwt (~840 kg) in F♯. Rung from rood loft. SP904458
316.4 N Bromham, Bedfordshire, S Owen, 8, 22-3-18 (1164 kg) in D. Tue. TL013512
326.5 NNE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Peter de Merton, 8, 12-1-0 (622 kg) in F♯. Thu. TL050501
336.6 SSW Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SP970308
346.7 SW Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. SP911344
356.8 W Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, All Saints, Milton Keynes Village (GF), 6, 9-0-0 (457 kg) in G. Mon. SP887391
367 NE Cardington, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 19-1-1 (978 kg) in E. Fri. TL086478
377.2 NNE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Andrew (T), 8, 5-2-22 (289 kg) in B. Thu. TL057509
387.4 N Oakley, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-0-2 (509 kg) in G. Fri. TL010529
397.4 WNW Sherington, Buckinghamshire, S Laud, 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Thu. SP890467
407.5 NNE Clapham, Bedfordshire, S Thomas of Canterbury (T), 6, 5-3-20 (301 kg) in B♭. Fri. TL033524
417.5 WNW Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, S Peter & S Paul (S;T), 8, 21-2-16 (1100 kg) in E♭. The ringing bells form part of a 9-bell chime. Wed. SP877439
427.5 W Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Holy Trinity, Woolstone (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SP875392
437.6 SW Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 3 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,5 of 6. SP910324
447.6 S Toddington, Bedfordshire, S George of England, 8, 21½ cwt (~1090 kg) in D. TL010289
457.6 WSW Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Thomas Ap, Simpson (T), 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in A. Thu (alt). SP883362
467.7 WSW Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Mary, Woughton on the Green (GF;T), 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Thu (alt). SP876375
477.8 N Stevington, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF;T), 5, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in F♯. SP990536
487.8 SSW Battlesden, Bedfordshire, S Peter & All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SP958290
497.8 NNW Newton Blossomville, Buckinghamshire, S Nicolas (T), 3, 5¼ cwt (~270 kg) in C. SP925515
507.9 ESE Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, S Giles (GF), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Church closed; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; ringing prohibited. TL112359