Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 North Perrott, Somerset, S Martin, 6, 9-2-9 (487 kg) in G. [website] ST472095
20.9 N Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 6-3-14 (349 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST471109
31.8 S South Perrott, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 6-2-7 (333 kg) in B♭. Mon (with exceptions). [website] ST472066
42 W Crewkerne, Somerset, S Bartholomew, 8, 22-0-7 (1121 kg) in D. Mon. [website] ST439098
52.3 N Middle Chinnock, Somerset, S Margaret (GF), 3, 4-0-0 (203 kg) in D. [website] ST472131
62.5 N West Chinnock, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 4, 5-0-18 (262 kg) in C. [website] ST467134
72.8 NW Merriott, Somerset, All Saints, 6, 12-0-12 (615 kg) in G. Tue. [website] ST442128
82.8 NE East Chinnock, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 5, 11-2-16 (591 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. [website] ST498132
92.9 ENE Hardington Mandeville, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 8, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in A♭. Fri. [website] ST512119
103.3 N Chiselborough, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 9-1-16 (477 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. Tue (by arrangement). [website] ST467148
113.7 NE West Coker, Somerset, S Martin of Tours (GF), 8, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST516135
123.9 WNW Hinton St George, Somerset, S George (T), 6, 14-1-12 (729 kg) in E. [website] ST418126
134 N Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 18-0-14 (921 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST470159
144.1 E Halstock, Dorset, S Mary (GF), 5, 7-3-23 (404 kg) in G. [website] ST536083
154.2 SE Corscombe, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 13-3-3 (700 kg) in F. [website] ST522048
164.3 NNE Odcombe, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 11-3-17 (605 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST507154
174.5 ENE East Coker, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check) 18:30. [website] ST538121
184.8 SSW Broadwindsor, Dorset, S John Bapt, 6, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in F. [website] ST437026
194.9 NNE Montacute, Somerset, S Catherine of Alexandria, 6, 24 cwt (~1220 kg) in D. [website] ST496169
204.9 N Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in E. Mon (see tower website). [website] ST483172
215.1 S Beaminster, Dorset, S Mary of The Annunciation, 10, 22-1-27 (1143 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST478012
225.2 NNW 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
235.5 NW Seavington St Mary, Somerset, S Mary (GF), 6, 6-2-21 (340 kg) in B. ST402149
245.7 S Stoke Abbott, Dorset, S Mary (GF), 5, 14-0-21 (721 kg) in F. [website] ST453005
255.7 SSE Toller Whelme, Dorset, S John (GF), 5, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F♯. Steel bells; rung from porch; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1,2,3,3,5 of 6. [website] ST516015
265.7 E Closworth, Somerset, All Saints, 5, 11-2-23 (595 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] ST563100
275.7 NE Preston Plucknett, Somerset, S James (T), 6, 9-1-10 (474 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST534162
286 N Martock, Somerset, All Saints (T), 8, 22-0-13 (1124 kg) in D. Tue. [website] ST461191
296.2 S Netherbury, Dorset, S Mary (T), 6, 18-2-0 (940 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SY470994
306.3 WNW Kingstone, Somerset, S John & All Saints (GF), 6, 10-1-2 (522 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. [website] ST378136
316.3 WNW Dowlish Wake, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 7-3-10 (398 kg) in A♭. Thu (check with contact). [website] ST375129
326.4 WSW Winsham, Somerset, S Stephen (GF), 8, 13-2-11 (691 kg) in F. Rung from chancel. [website] ST374062
336.4 E Melbury Osmond, Dorset, S Osmund, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] ST573078
346.4 NW 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
356.6 NNE Tintinhull, Somerset, S Margaret (T), 5, 12-2-23 (645 kg) in F. Fri. [website] ST498197
366.6 NE Yeovil, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 12, 40-0-23 (2043 kg) in C. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Mon. [website] ST556160
376.8 WNW 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
386.8 E Ryme Intrinseca, Dorset, S Hippolytus (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. [website] ST581108
397 ESE Evershot, Dorset, S Osmond (GF), 6, 7-1-4 (370 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST572045
407 N Ash, Somerset, Holy Trinity, 6, 6-1-20 (327 kg) in B. Thu 20:00. [website] ST472207
417.1 WSW Thorncombe, Dorset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 20-0-24 (1027 kg) in E♭. County books / pNBR info discrepant. Wed. [website] ST375033
427.1 NW 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
437.2 SE Rampisham, Dorset, S Michael & All Angels, 5, 13-0-17 (668 kg) in F. [website] ST561022
447.3 W Chaffcombe, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 10-2-6 (536 kg) in F. Wed. [website] ST353101
457.4 NW Barrington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 15-3-2 (801 kg) in E. [website] ST389181
467.5 NNW Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, S Martin, 6, 17-0-11 (869 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST436210
477.6 WNW Ilminster, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 8, 22-3-9 (1160 kg) in C♯. PN alternates with Ilton. Wed (alt: check). [website] ST360145
487.6 E Yetminster, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18-0-8 (918 kg) in E. [website] ST594106
497.7 ENE Bradford Abbas, Dorset, S Mary V, 6, 13-2-21 (695 kg) in F. [website] ST587142
507.9 ESE Melbury Bubb, Dorset, S Mary V, 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Derelict; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; one or more bells not hung; unringable. [website] ST595065