Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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150187.2 E Tilshead, Wiltshire, S Thomas a Becket (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; rung from chancel; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SU034479
150287.2 NE Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire, S Andrew, 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in B. [website] SO504456
150387.3 NNE King's Pyon, Herefordshire, S Mary V (GF), 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A. [website] SO438506
150487.4 E Pentridge, Dorset, S Rumbold, 4 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in D. Unringable; tuning: 1-4 of 5. [website] SU033178
150587.5 E Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, All Saints, 8, 15-0-11 (767 kg) in F. [website] SU040253
150687.5 E Hinton Martell, Dorset, S John Ev, 5 U/R, 8-0-26 (418 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SU013061
150787.5 ENE Calne, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 8, 23-2-19 (1202 kg) in D. Fri. [website] ST999709
150887.6 ESE Church Knowle, Dorset, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 5½ cwt (~280 kg) in C. Unringable. [website] SY940819
150987.6 SW Crowan, Cornwall, S Crewenna, 8, 10-2-3 (535 kg) in G♭. Wed. SW645345
151087.6 ENE Great Somerford, Wiltshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 8-0-5 (409 kg) in G. 5th (9-0-7) is heavier than tenor. ST964830
151187.6 NE Oxenhall, Gloucestershire, S Anne (GF), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: treble. SO711267
151287.7 NE Much Marcle, Herefordshire, S Bartholomew (T), 6, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in F. [website] SO657327
151387.7 NNE Llanfihangel Rhydithon, Powys, Wales, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in C. Tuning: 1,2♯,3-6 of 6. Tue 20:00. SO151667
151487.7 NE Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, S James (T), 8, 8-2-8 (435 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] SO807141
151587.7 SW Wendron, Cornwall, S Wendron (GF), 6, 8-0-20 (415 kg) in A♭. Tue (1st: Summer only). SW678310
151687.7 NNE Knill, Herefordshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 4¼ cwt (~220 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SO291604
151787.9 E Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, S Giles, 8, 14-1-5 (726 kg) in F. [website] SU031119
151887.9 ENE Cherington, Gloucestershire, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 6-0-0 (305 kg) in B. [website] ST902985
151987.9 NE Newent, Gloucestershire, S Mary V, 8, 16-1-4 (827 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] SO723259
152087.9 NE Tibberton, Gloucestershire, Holy Trinity, 5, 7-2-16 (388 kg) in B♭. [website] SO756218
152188 SW St Keverne, Cornwall, S Keverne (GF;T), 10, 18-1-21 (937 kg) in E. Wed. SW791213
152288.1 ESE Wimborne Minster, Dorset, S Cuthberga (T), 12, 29-2-20 (1508 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Tue. [website] SZ009999
152388.2 NNE Evancoyd, Powys, Wales, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 8-0-20 (415 kg) in A. Unringable; rung from porch. SO262626
152488.2 NE Wellington, Herefordshire, S Margaret of Antioch, 6, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in F. [website] SO497482
152588.2 NE Marden, Herefordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F♯. [website] SO511470
152688.2 NE Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. [website] SO533453
152788.2 E Barford St Martin, Wiltshire, S Martin (GF), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F♯. Rung from chancel crossing. [website] SU056313
152888.3 E Urchfont, Wiltshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 8, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in D. Thu. [website] SU040573
152988.3 NE Weston Beggard, Herefordshire, S John Bapt, 5, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. [website] SO583412
153088.4 ENE Dauntsey, Wiltshire, S James Gt (GF), 5, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in E. Tue. ST979824
153188.4 ENE Chalford, Gloucestershire, Christ Church, 6, 8-2-8 (435 kg) in F♯. Steel bells. [website] SO891025
153288.5 ENE Ashley, Gloucestershire, S James (GF), 3 U/R, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in F. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: 1-3 of 4. ST931947
153388.5 NNE Dilwyn, Herefordshire, S Mary V, 6, 11-0-13 (565 kg) in G. Tue (not always: check). [website] SO415546
153488.6 SW Gwinear, Cornwall, S Gwinear (GF), 6, 12-1-17 (630 kg) in F♯. SW594373
153588.6 E Orcheston, Wiltshire, S Mary (GF), 3, 7-1-25 (380 kg) in B♭. [website] SU058456
153688.6 NE Withington, Herefordshire, S Peter (GF), 6, 16-0-10 (817 kg) in F. [website] SO565434
153788.6 E Orcheston, Wiltshire, S George (GF), 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. No mains electricity. [website] SU059448
153888.6 ENE Charlton, Wiltshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in G. Thu. ST959889
153988.7 ESE Corfe Castle, Dorset, S Edward M, 6, 11-2-11 (589 kg) in F. Tue. [website] SY960820
154088.7 ENE Calstone Wellington, Wiltshire, S Mary V (GF), 3, 3-2-10 (182 kg) in F. SU027681
154188.8 NE Stoke Edith, Herefordshire, S Mary V, 6, 14-2-14 (743 kg) in F♯. Truncated spire. Tue. [website] SO603406
154288.9 ENE Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, S Mary V (T), 8, 15-1-21 (784 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] SU037641
154389 NE Dymock, Gloucestershire, S Mary V, 6, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. [website] SO700312
154489 ESE Kingston, Dorset, S James, 10, 26-3-16 (1366 kg) in D. Fri. [website] SY955795
154589 E Maddington, Wiltshire, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SU066437
154689 NE Hempsted, Gloucestershire, S Swithun (GF), 8, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in F♯. Rung from chancel. Wed. [website] SO813170
154789 NE Highnam, Gloucestershire, Holy Innocents, 3 U/R, 25-1-0 (1283 kg) in D. Unringable; tuning: 1,8,10 of 10; the heaviest ring of three bells. SO796195
154889.1 E Stapleford, Wiltshire, S Mary (T), 6, 8-1-24 (430 kg) in G. Fri. [website] SU070373
154989.1 E Cranborne, Dorset, S Mary & S Bartholomew, 8, 17-0-21 (873 kg) in F. Mon. [website] SU054132
155089.2 E Berwick St James, Wiltshire, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1-3,6 of 12; former 4/5 sold 1835. SU071391