Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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518.9 NNE Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, S John Bapt, 5, 5-3-9 (296 kg) in B♭. Mon (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST305211
528.9 NNW Trull, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 14-1-20 (733 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST216221
538.9 N Stoke St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF;T), 5, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. ST265223
548.9 ENE Kingstone, Somerset, S John & All Saints (GF), 6, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. [website] ST378136
559 WSW Buckerell, Devon, S Mary & S Giles, 6, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in B♭. PN alternates with Awliscombe. Tue (alt). ST123003
569.1 NNE Beercrocombe, Somerset, S James (GF), 5, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check). [website] ST325204
579.1 WSW Broadhembury, Devon, S Andrew A&M, 6, 20-0-8 (1020 kg) in E♭. Anticlockwise. Thu. ST101047
589.2 SW Gittisham, Devon, S Michael (T), 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. SY133983
599.4 ENE Whitelackington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 4 U/R, 11-3-15 (604 kg) in G♯. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. [website] ST379152
609.4 WNW Culmstock, Devon, All Saints, 8, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E♭. ST102135
619.5 SSW Southleigh, Devon, S Lawrence (GF), 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. SY204934
629.6 NE Curry Mallet, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 10-3-1 (547 kg) in F♯. PN: by arrangement. [website] ST333209
639.8 N Taunton, Somerset, S George, Wilton (T), 10, 8-1-18 (427 kg) in G. Tue. [website] ST224238
6410 NNE Thornfalcon, Somerset, Holy Cross (GF), 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. [website] ST283239
6510.1 WSW Feniton, Devon, S Andrew (T), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Fri 19:00. SY108994
6610.1 N Taunton, Somerset, Holy Trinity, 6, 4-1-10 (220 kg) in E♭. Wed (not always: check). [website] ST235244
6710.2 NW Wellington, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 8, 19-1-5 (980 kg) in E. Tue (not always: check). [website] ST140209
6810.2 NNW Bradford on Tone, Somerset, S Giles, 6, 17-3-7 (905 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] ST172229
6910.2 N Taunton, Somerset, S Mary Magd (T), 12, 27-2-18 (1405 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 6♭; the ringing bells form part of a 15-bell chime. Wed. [website] ST228246
7010.3 NE Puckington, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. [website] ST376183
7110.3 NE Isle Abbotts, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 14-2-23 (747 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST352209
7210.4 ENE Stocklinch Ottersey, Somerset, S Mary V (GF), 3 U/R, 4½ cwt (~230 kg) in C. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; No mains electricity; tuning: 1,4,5 of 5. ST386170
7310.4 NW Wellington, Somerset, All Saints, Rockwell Green, 6, 11-3-0 (597 kg) in F♯. Fri (not always: check). [website] ST126199
7410.4 SSE Uplyme, Devon, S Peter & S Paul (T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. SY324935
7510.4 N Taunton, Somerset, S James (T), 8, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Tue (1st, 3rd). [website] ST228248
7610.5 WSW Payhembury, Devon, S Mary V (T), 6, 15-3-22 (810 kg) in E. ST088017
7710.6 N Ruishton, Somerset, S George, 6, 8-0-10 (411 kg) in A. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] ST263251
7810.6 NNW Bishop's Hull, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 6, 10-0-21 (518 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] ST204247
7910.6 ENE Seavington St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF), 6, 6-2-21 (340 kg) in B. ST402149
8010.7 S Axmouth, Devon, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. An exceptionally unusual and interesting bellframe (JGMS); unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SY256910
8110.8 N Creech St Michael, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST274252
8210.8 NW Sampford Arundel, Somerset, Holy Cross, 6, 8-0-0 (406 kg) in G♯. [website] ST107188
8310.8 NE Barrington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 15-3-2 (801 kg) in E. [website] ST389181
8410.9 N Taunton, Somerset, S Andrew, Rowbarton (T), 6, 2-1-2 (115 kg) in G. [website] ST226256
8511 S Seaton, Devon, S Gregory, 8, 11-0-4 (561 kg) in F♯. SY247905
8611 W Kentisbeare, Devon, S Mary, 6, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in G. Wed. ST067081
8711.1 NE Isle Brewers, Somerset, All Saints (GF), 4 U/R, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in sequence: 1,3,2,4; rung from porch. [website] ST369210
8811.1 ENE Hinton St George, Somerset, S George (T), 6, 14-1-12 (729 kg) in E. [website] ST418126
8911.2 NW Nynehead, Somerset, All Saints (GF), 6, 13-2-6 (689 kg) in F. Tue. [website] ST137227
9011.3 ENE Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, S Michael, 12, 10-3-16 (553 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant; tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Wed. [website] ST402171
9111.3 NNW Hillfarrance, Somerset, Holy Cross (T), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] ST167246
9211.3 WNW Uffculme, Devon, S Mary V (GF), 8, 21-3-6 (1108 kg) in E♭. Mon. ST068127
9311.3 NE Fivehead, Somerset, S Martin (GF), 6, 12-2-16 (642 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue 19:00. [website] ST352228
9411.4 NNW Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in A♭. Mon 17:45. [website] ST196259
9511.5 N Staplegrove, Somerset, S John Ev (GF;T), 6, 11-2-12 (590 kg) in G. Mon. [website] ST212264
9611.7 SSE Lyme Regis, Dorset, S Michael Archangel, 10, 10-3-18 (554 kg) in G. Thu. [website] SY343922
9711.7 SE Charmouth, Dorset, S Andrew, 3 U/R, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SY364936
9811.7 WNW Burlescombe, Devon, S Mary, 6, 15-0-1 (762 kg) in F. ST075166
9911.7 NNE North Curry, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 16-3-24 (862 kg) in F. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: 6th; only limited ringing allowed. [website] ST319255
10011.7 S Beer, Devon, S Michael, 5, 9-0-7 (460 kg) in F♯. SY229893