Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Ashill, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST321172
21 SE Broadway, Somerset, S Aldhelm & S Eadburga, 6, 11-0-9 (563 kg) in F. [website] ST329159
31.9 E Ilton, Somerset, S Peter (GF), 6, 12-0-18 (618 kg) in F. PN alternates with Ilminster. Thu (alt: check). [website] ST351174
42 N Beercrocombe, Somerset, S James (GF), 5, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check). [website] ST325204
52.2 SSE Donyatt, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 5, 11-1-16 (579 kg) in G. [website] ST339140
62.4 NNE Curry Mallet, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 10-3-1 (547 kg) in F♯. PN: by arrangement. [website] ST333209
72.6 NNW Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, S John Bapt, 5, 5-3-9 (296 kg) in B♭. Mon (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST305211
82.9 ESE Ilminster, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 8, 22-3-9 (1160 kg) in C♯. PN alternates with Ilton. Wed (alt: check). [website] ST360145
93 NE Isle Abbotts, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 14-2-23 (747 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST352209
103.2 NW West Hatch, Somerset, S Andrew, 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. Tue. [website] ST285210
113.5 ENE Puckington, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. [website] ST376183
123.6 W Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset, S Peter, 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Tue (not always: check) 20:00. [website] ST263182
133.8 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
143.8 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
153.9 SSW Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, S Nicholas (GF;T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST301112
163.9 SW Buckland St Mary, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-3-12 (602 kg) in F. [website] ST270134
174 NNE Fivehead, Somerset, S Martin (GF), 6, 12-2-16 (642 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Tue 19:00. [website] ST352228
184.1 E 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
194.2 NW Thurlbear, Somerset, S Thomas (GF), 4, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F♯. ST265211
204.2 ESE Kingstone, Somerset, S John & All Saints (GF), 6, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. [website] ST378136
214.3 E Barrington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 15-3-2 (801 kg) in E. [website] ST389181
224.3 SE Dowlish Wake, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 7-3-10 (398 kg) in A♭. Thu (check with contact). [website] ST375129
234.7 NW Stoke St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF;T), 5, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. ST265223
244.8 NNW Thornfalcon, Somerset, Holy Cross (GF), 5, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. [website] ST283239
254.8 SSE Chaffcombe, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 10-2-6 (536 kg) in F. Wed. [website] ST353101
264.9 SSW Whitestaunton, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 6, 10-1-9 (525 kg) in F♯. [website] ST280105
275.1 E 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
285.2 N 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
295.3 ESE Seavington St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF), 6, 6-2-21 (340 kg) in B. ST402149
305.5 WNW Orchard Portman, Somerset, S Michael, 4, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in B. [website] ST243216
315.6 S Chard, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 20-0-15 (1023 kg) in D. Tue. [website] ST322082
325.7 WNW Corfe, Somerset, S Nicholas, 6, 6-1-15 (324 kg) in B♭. Wed. [website] ST232196
335.8 NNW Creech St Michael, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST274252
346.1 NW Ruishton, Somerset, S George, 6, 8-0-10 (411 kg) in A. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] ST263251
356.1 SSW Wambrook, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 5, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in B♭. [website] ST293077
366.3 W Pitminster, Somerset, S Mary & S Andrew (GF), 8, 11-0-26 (571 kg) in E. Tue. [website] ST220191
376.4 WSW Otterford, Somerset, S Leonard, 4 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. Unringable; tuning: 2-5 of 8. [website] ST222143
386.4 NNE Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, S Gregory, 5, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Mon (not always: check). [website] ST348271
396.7 ESE Hinton St George, Somerset, S George (T), 6, 14-1-12 (729 kg) in E. [website] ST418126
406.7 NE Curry Rivel, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 8, 18-0-21 (924 kg) in E. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Wed. [website] ST391254
416.9 E South Petherton, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (T), 12, 22-3-15 (1163 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: 6♭; octagonal tower; CC recognised Ringing Centre. Thu 19:00. [website] ST432168
427 NW Taunton, Somerset, Holy Trinity, 6, 4-1-10 (220 kg) in E♭. Wed (not always: check). [website] ST235244
437 NE Drayton, Somerset, S Catherine, 8, 16-1-1 (826 kg) in E. Mon (2nd, 4th). [website] ST405247
447 NNW Durston, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Tuning: 2-6 of 12. [website] ST290281
457.2 WNW Trull, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 14-1-20 (733 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST216221
467.3 NW Taunton, Somerset, S George, Wilton (T), 10, 8-1-18 (427 kg) in G. Tue. [website] ST224238
477.3 N Lyng, Somerset, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 15-3-9 (804 kg) in F. Tue 20:00. [website] ST332288
487.3 SW Yarcombe, Devon, S John Bapt, 6, 14-1-4 (726 kg) in E. ST245082
497.3 NW 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
507.4 NW 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