Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Bleadon, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 8¾ cwt (~440 kg) in F♯. Anticlockwise. Tue. [website] ST341569
21.3 NNE Hutton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF;T), 6, 10-0-22 (518 kg) in G. Rung from porch. Wed 20:00. [website] ST352585
31.7 SSW Lympsham, Somerset, S Christopher, 6, 11-0-7 (562 kg) in F♯. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST335541
41.8 WNW Uphill, Somerset, S Nicholas, Old Church (GF), 6, 9-3-9 (499 kg) in G♯. Access to church by steep footpath. ST316583
52.2 NE Locking, Somerset, S Augustine, 6, 7-3-12 (399 kg) in A♭. Tue. [website] ST363596
62.3 ESE Loxton, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 8-1-24 (430 kg) in A. Rung from porch. [website] ST376558
72.8 WSW Brean, Somerset, S Bridget (GF;T), 5, 8-2-3 (433 kg) in A. Rung from porch. Fri 16:00. [website] ST296559
83.1 S East Brent, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 16-0-25 (824 kg) in E. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST343519
93.3 SE Biddisham, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] ST381534
103.4 NNW Weston super Mare, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-0-8 (562 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST317619
113.5 ESE Compton Bishop, Somerset, S Andrew, 6, 11-2-7 (587 kg) in F. [website] ST395553
123.8 N Worle, Somerset, S Martin (T), 6, 9-1-8 (474 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST352628
133.8 S Brent Knoll, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 20-3-0 (1054 kg) in D. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST335507
143.9 ENE Banwell, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 10, 23-0-4 (1170 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST399591
154 SW Berrow, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. [website] ST293524
164 N Kewstoke, Somerset, S Paul, 6, 9¾ cwt (~500 kg) in G. Mon & Fri (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] ST334633
174.3 SE Badgworth, Somerset, S Congar, 5, 10-3-11 (551 kg) in F♯. [website] ST395526
184.4 E Winscombe, Somerset, S James Gt (T), 8, 18-1-8 (931 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] ST411566
195.2 SSW Burnham on Sea, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] ST304494
205.2 ESE Weare, Somerset, S Gregory, 6, 15½ cwt (~790 kg) in F♯. [website] ST413526
215.5 NNE Wick St Lawrence, Somerset, S Lawrence (GF;T), 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in E♭. PN Fri (1,3,5) held at Kewstoke. Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] ST366654
225.8 ESE Axbridge, Somerset, S John Bapt, 6, 19-3-14 (1010 kg) in E♭. Mon 20:00. [website] ST431546
235.9 SSW Highbridge, Somerset, S John Ev (GF), 8, 2-3-17 (147 kg) in F. Rung from porch. Wed 19:00. [website] ST319476
246.2 SSE Mark, Somerset, Holy Cross (T), 8, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Wed (check with contact) 20:00. [website] ST380478
256.3 ENE Churchill, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 6, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F. Fri 20:00. [website] ST437602
266.3 E Shipham, Somerset, S Leonard (T), 6, 6-0-8 (308 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] ST443574
276.8 E Rowberrow, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Wed. [website] ST449586
287.1 SSW West Huntspill, Somerset, Chair Ring (GF), 6, 0-2-2 (26 kg) in F. Ringing restricted (invitees only); bells pitched by hum rather than nominal; 5th (0-2-3) is heavier than tenor. ST308459
297.2 NNE Kingston Seymour, Somerset, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 17-0-7 (867 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST400668
307.2 NE Congresbury, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 8, 34-0-4 (1729 kg) in C♯. Wed. [website] ST435637
317.4 SSW Huntspill, Somerset, S Peter & All Hallows, 6, 22-3-24 (1167 kg) in E. PN alternates with Pawlett. Mon (alt). [website] ST304454
327.7 NE Yatton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 8, 24-1-2 (1233 kg) in D. Truncated spire. Tue. [website] ST431654
337.7 ESE Cheddar, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 22-0-26 (1129 kg) in D. Tue (exc Aug) 20:00. [website] ST459530
348.1 SE Wedmore, Somerset, S Mary (T), 8, 30-0-5 (1526 kg) in C♯. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Fri 09:30. [website] ST434479
358.6 ENE Wrington, Somerset, All Saints, 10, 36-2-19 (1863 kg) in C♯. Thu. [website] ST467627
368.7 E Burrington, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 11-2-18 (592 kg) in G. Mon 20:00. [website] ST478593
379.2 SSW Pawlett, Somerset, S John Bapt, 6, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in E. PN alternates with Huntspill. Mon (alt). [website] ST300426
389.3 NNE Clevedon, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 14-1-20 (733 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST393708
399.5 S Woolavington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 10-2-24 (544 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST347416
409.5 S Puriton, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Mon. [website] ST320417
419.8 NNE Clevedon, Somerset, S John Ev (T), 6, 5-3-25 (303 kg) in B♭. Mon. [website] ST406711
429.8 ESE Rodney Stoke, Somerset, S Leonard, 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Thu (by arrangement). [website] ST482498
4310.2 E Blagdon, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 8, 18-3-12 (958 kg) in E♭. The ringing bells form part of a 9-bell chime. Tue. [website] ST504589
4410.3 SW Otterhampton, Somerset, All Saints, 4, 7-3-2 (395 kg) in A. No mains electricity. ST246431
4510.4 SW Stockland Bristol, Somerset, S Mary Magd, 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A. Unringable; tower unsafe. [website] ST240436
4610.4 S Cossington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-2-4 (586 kg) in F♯. [website] ST356402
4710.4 NNE Clevedon, Somerset, All Saints, 5, 11-3-22 (607 kg) in F♯. Mon 19:00. [website] ST416718
4810.6 NNE Clevedon, Somerset, S Mary, Walton (T), 6, 6-3-14 (349 kg) in B♭. Wed. [website] ST409726
4910.8 S Bawdrip, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels, 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; tuning (approx): 1-4 of 5. [website] ST341395
5011.1 ESE Westbury sub Mendip, Somerset, S Lawrence (T), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Mon. [website] ST499487