Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 St Mary Hill, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary V (GF), 4, 5-1-5 (269 kg) in C♯. No regular ringing. SS957793
22.5 WNW Coity, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary, 6, 8-3-5 (447 kg) in G♯. Wed. [website] SS924815
33.4 W Bridgend, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Illtyd, Newcastle, 8, 16-0-3 (814 kg) in F. No regular ringing. SS902800
43.7 SSE Llanblethian, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S John Bapt (T), 6, 8-3-24 (455 kg) in G. PN rotates: Cowbridge; Llanblethian; St Hilary. Tue (not always: check). [website] SS984740
53.7 SE Cowbridge, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, Holy Cross, 8, 15-3-13 (806 kg) in E. PN rotates: Cowbridge; Llanblethian; St Hilary. Tue (not always: check). [website] SS994746
64.2 WNW Pen-y-fai, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, All Saints (T), 6, 14-1-15 (731 kg) in F♯. Mon 19:00. SS893818
74.7 SW St Brides Major, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Bridget, 6, 10-3-23 (557 kg) in G. Mon. SS894750
85.1 W Laleston, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S David, 6, 12-3-27 (660 kg) in G. Wed 18:00. SS875798
95.2 SE St Hilary, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Hilary, 6, 7-1-26 (380 kg) in B. PN rotates: Cowbridge; Llanblethian; St Hilary. Tue (not always: check). [website] ST016732
105.5 SSE St Mary Church, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg). Unringable. ST001715
116.1 ENE Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Illtyd, S Gwynno, & S Dyfodwg, 8, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. No visiting bands at present. ST046834
126.3 SSE Llanmaes, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Catwg (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Unringable; tuning: 1,2,2 of 4. SS980694
136.6 ESE Pendoylan, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Cadoc, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. Mon (not always: check). ST059766
146.6 S Llantwit Major, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Illtyd (T), 6, 11-3-17 (605 kg) in F♯. Thu. SS966687
156.7 SE Llantrithyd, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Illtyd (GF), 5 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in B. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. ST043727
167.4 ESE Bonvilston, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary V (GF), 6, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in F♯. Ringing prohibited. ST064740
177.6 W Newton Nottage, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S John Bapt (GF), 8, 8¾ cwt (~440 kg) in B♭. Mon (not always: check). SS836774
187.9 SSE St Athan, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Tathan, 6 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in A. Unringable. ST017680
198 ESE Peterston-super-Ely, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Peter (GF), 6, 10-0-18 (516 kg) in A♭. Only limited ringing allowed. ST082764
208.1 SE Llancarfan, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Cadoc (GF), 6, 5-1-11 (272 kg) in C. PN rotates: Llancarfan; Penmark; Porthkerry. Thu (on a rota basis). [website] ST051702
218.6 NW Llangynwyd, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Cynwyd (GF), 6, 8-0-16 (414 kg) in A. Ringing currently not permitted. SS857888
228.8 ESE St Nicholas, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Nicholas (GF), 5 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Derelict; unringable. ST090743
239 SE Penmark, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. PN rotates: Llancarfan; Penmark; Porthkerry. Thu (on a rota basis). [website] ST058688
249.8 NE Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Catherine, 8, 12-2-21 (645 kg) in F♯. Wed (not always: check). ST071901
2510.5 N Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Peter (T), 8, 26-3-10 (1363 kg) in E♭. No regular ringing. SS969961
2610.9 E Radyr, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, Christ Church (GF;T), 8, 12-0-15 (616 kg) in G. Thu (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST132801
2711 ESE Wenvoe, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary (GF), 3, 8-1-9 (423 kg) in A. No regular ringing. ST121726
2811.1 NE Eglwysilan, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Ilan, 3 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg). Derelict; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. ST106890
2911.1 SE Porthkerry, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Curig (GF), 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in A. PN rotates: Llancarfan; Penmark; Porthkerry. Thu (on a rota basis). [website] ST082666
3011.5 ESE Merthyr Dyfan, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Dyfan & S Teilo, 3 U/R, 3 cwt (~150 kg). Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. ST114694
3112.2 E Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary, 8, 12-2-24 (646 kg) in F. Wed. ST153800
3212.2 ESE St Andrews Major, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Andrew, 5 U/R, 10¼ cwt (~520 kg) in G. Unringable; anticlockwise; tower unsafe. ST138714
3312.3 E Llandaff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, Cath Ch of S Peter & S Paul (S;T), 12, 24-1-15 (1239 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. Tue. [website] ST155781
3413.1 ENE Caerphilly, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Martin (T), 8, 13-0-1 (661 kg) in F. Wed. ST155865
3513.7 E Llanishen, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Isan (GF), 6, 3-3-20 (200 kg) in E♭. Mon (not always: check). [website] ST176818
3613.8 WNW Aberavon, Neath Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, S Mary, 8, 16-1-2 (826 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant; tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon (1st). SS762901
3713.8 ESE Sully, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 6-0-2 (306 kg) in B♭. Wed 18:30. ST151683
3814.1 E Cardiff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S John Bapt, 10, 25-0-23 (1280 kg) in D. Thu. ST182764
3914.6 ENE Bedwas, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Barrwg, 6 U/R, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in G. Unringable; tower unsafe. ST170891
4014.7 N Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Elvan (T), 8, 16-0-25 (824 kg) in E. Ringing temporarily suspended; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] SO002025
4115 WNW Baglan, Neath Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, S Catharine, 6, 12-3-8 (651 kg) in G. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. SS752922
4215 ESE Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Augustine (S;T), 8, 12-2-9 (639 kg) in F♯. Wed. ST188720
4315.9 E Rumney, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Augustine, 6, 9-1-27 (482 kg) in F♯. Mon. ST214791
4416.4 E Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Edeyrn, 6, 6-0-20 (314 kg) in B♭. Wed 19:00. ST220819
4516.9 E St Mellons, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, S Mellon, 6, 9-3-17 (503 kg) in G. Fri. ST228814
4617 NW Neath, Neath Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, S Thomas, 6, 8-0-2 (407 kg) in A. Mon. [website] SS753976
4717.2 ENE Mynyddislwyn, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales, S Tudor (GF;T), 8, 12-1-4 (624 kg) in F♯. ST193939
4817.3 NW Cadoxton juxta Neath, Neath Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, S Catwg, 6, 7-2-2 (382 kg) in B. Wed. SS755985
4917.4 NNE Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, S Tydfil (T), 8, 20-0-15 (1023 kg) in F. Tue 19:00. SO049058
5017.6 ENE Machen, Newport, Gwent, Wales, S Michael, Lower Machen, 8, 12-0-0 (610 kg) in G. Fri. ST227880