Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 West Hatch, Somerset, S Andrew, 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. Tue. [website] ST285210
21.2 W Thurlbear, Somerset, S Thomas (GF), 4, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. ST265211
31.3 E Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, S John Bapt, 5, 5-3-9 (296 kg) in B♭. Mon (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST305211
41.5 NW Stoke St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF;T), 5, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. ST265223
51.8 N Thornfalcon, Somerset, Holy Cross (GF), 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. [website] ST283239
62.2 SW Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset, S Peter, 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Tue (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST263182
72.5 E Beercrocombe, Somerset, S James (GF), 5, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check). [website] ST325204
82.6 W Orchard Portman, Somerset, S Michael, 4, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. [website] ST243216
92.7 NNW Creech St Michael, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST274252
102.9 NNW Ruishton, Somerset, S George, 6, 8-0-10 (411 kg) in A. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] ST263251
113 E Curry Mallet, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 10-3-1 (547 kg) in F♯. PN: by arrangement. [website] ST333209
123.2 SE Ashill, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST321172
133.4 WSW Corfe, Somerset, S Nicholas, 6, 6-1-15 (324 kg) in B♭. Wed. [website] ST232196
143.6 NE 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
153.7 NW Taunton, Somerset, Holy Trinity, 6, 4-1-10 (220 kg) in E♭. Wed (not always: check). [website] ST235244
164.1 WNW 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
174.2 WNW Taunton, Somerset, S George, Wilton (T), 10, 8-1-18 (427 kg) in G. Tue. [website] ST224238
184.2 WSW Pitminster, Somerset, S Mary & S Andrew (GF), 8, 11-0-26 (571 kg) in E. Tue. [website] ST220191
194.2 E Isle Abbotts, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 14-2-23 (747 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST352209
204.2 SE Broadway, Somerset, S Aldhelm & S Eadburga, 6, 11-0-9 (563 kg) in F. [website] ST329159
214.2 WNW 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
224.3 W Trull, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 14-1-20 (733 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST216221
234.3 ENE Fivehead, Somerset, S Martin (GF), 6, 12-2-16 (642 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue 19:00. [website] ST352228
244.4 N Durston, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Tuning: 2-6 of 12. [website] ST290281
254.7 NW Taunton, Somerset, S Andrew, Rowbarton (T), 6, 2-1-2 (115 kg) in G. [website] ST226256
264.7 ESE Ilton, Somerset, S Peter (GF), 6, 12-0-18 (618 kg) in F. PN alternates with Ilminster. Thu (alt: check). [website] ST351174
274.8 S Buckland St Mary, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-3-12 (602 kg) in F. [website] ST270134
284.8 NNW West Monkton, Somerset, S Augustine (T), 8, 17-3-11 (907 kg) in D♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Thu. [website] ST262284
294.9 NNW Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 5, 8-2-3 (433 kg) in B♭. [website] ST242276
305.2 E 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
315.5 SE Donyatt, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 5, 11-1-16 (579 kg) in G. [website] ST339140
325.5 NE Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, S Gregory, 5, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Mon (not always: check). [website] ST348271
335.5 WNW Bishop's Hull, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 6, 10-0-21 (518 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] ST204247
345.5 WSW Angersleigh, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 12-0-5 (612 kg) in A♭. [website] ST198186
355.6 NW Staplegrove, Somerset, S John Ev (GF;T), 6, 11-2-12 (590 kg) in G. Mon. [website] ST212264
365.7 SW Otterford, Somerset, S Leonard, 4 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. Unringable; tuning: 2-5 of 8. [website] ST222143
375.7 NNE Lyng, Somerset, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 15-3-9 (804 kg) in F. Tue 20:00. [website] ST332288
385.9 N Thurloxton, Somerset, S Giles (GF), 5, 6-0-2 (306 kg) in B♭. Tue (2nd, 4th). [website] ST274304
395.9 ESE Puckington, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. [website] ST376183
406.1 SE Ilminster, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 8, 22-3-9 (1160 kg) in C♯. PN alternates with Ilton. Wed (alt: check). [website] ST360145
416.1 S Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, S Nicholas (GF;T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST301112
426.3 WNW Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 8-0-23 (417 kg) in A♭. Mon 17:45. [website] ST196259
436.5 S Whitestaunton, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 6, 10-1-9 (525 kg) in F♯. [website] ST280105
446.6 NW Kingston St Mary, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 16-2-2 (839 kg) in E. Tue. [website] ST222297
456.7 ESE Barrington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 15-3-2 (801 kg) in E. [website] ST389181
466.7 ESE 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
476.8 SW Churchstanton, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 11-2-27 (596 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST195145
486.9 ESE 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
496.9 W West Buckland, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 14-0-16 (718 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST173204
507.1 W Bradford on Tone, Somerset, S Giles, 6, 17-3-7 (905 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] ST172229