Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Wells, Somerset, Cath Ch of S Andrew (T), 10, 56-1-14 (2864 kg) in C. The heaviest ring of ten bells. Fri (1st: check). [website] ST551458
20.3 WSW Wells, Somerset, S Cuthbert (T), 8, 27-1-2 (1385 kg) in D♭. Fri (exc 1st: check). [website] ST546456
31.7 ESE Dinder, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels, 6 U/R, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] ST575445
42 W Wookey, Somerset, S Matthew, 6, 11-2-26 (596 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST518457
52.5 SSE North Wootton, Somerset, Great Orchard Campanile (GF;T), 8, 2-0-9 (106 kg) in F♯. ST563419
62.6 ESE Croscombe, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 17-1-4 (878 kg) in E♭. [website] ST590444
72.6 SSE North Wootton, Somerset, S Peter (T), 3, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] ST563418
83.7 WNW Westbury sub Mendip, Somerset, S Lawrence (T), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Mon. [website] ST499487
93.7 NNW Priddy, Somerset, S Lawrence (GF), 6, 10-3-18 (554 kg) in G. Mon 20:00. [website] ST528513
103.9 SE Pilton, Somerset, S John Bapt (S;T), 8, 17-2-0 (889 kg) in E. PN alternates with Pylle. Tue (exc 1st). [website] ST588408
114.5 ESE Shepton Mallet, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 20-3-5 (1056 kg) in D. PN shared: West Cranmore (1,3,5); Shepton Mallet(2,4). Thu (2nd, 4th). [website] ST619436
124.6 ENE Binegar, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 8-3-25 (456 kg) in G. [website] ST615494
134.7 S West Pennard, Somerset, S Nicholas (T), 6, 20-3-25 (1065 kg) in E♭. [website] ST552382
145 WNW Rodney Stoke, Somerset, S Leonard, 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Thu (by arrangement). [website] ST482498
155.3 SW Glastonbury, Somerset, S John Bapt, 8, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F. [website] ST499390
165.4 NNE Chewton Mendip, Somerset, S Mary Magd, 8, 24-1-1 (1232 kg) in E♭. PN: by arrangement. [website] ST596531
175.5 SW Glastonbury, Somerset, S Benedict (T), 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F♯. Thu (not always: check). [website] ST497388
185.6 ENE Ashwick, Somerset, S James (GF), 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. [website] ST637484
195.8 SE Pylle, Somerset, S Thomas a Becket, 6, 10-0-13 (514 kg) in G. PN alternates with Pilton; tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Tue (1st). [website] ST607383
205.9 SSE East Pennard, Somerset, All Saints (GF), 5, 24-3-9 (1261 kg) in C♯. [website] ST596374
216.1 ESE Doulting, Somerset, S Aldhelm, 6, 20-0-14 (1022 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST646431
226.1 NNE Litton, Somerset, S Mary V, 6, 11-1-3 (573 kg) in F♯. PN rotates: E Harptree (1,3); Litton(2,4); (5th: please check). Thu (2nd, 4th). [website] ST593547
236.4 N East Harptree, Somerset, S Laurence, 6, 14-0-18 (719 kg) in E. PN rotates: E Harptree (1,3); Litton(2,4); (5th: please check). Thu (1st, 3rd). [website] ST565559
246.5 WSW Meare, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints (GF), 6, 15-2-6 (790 kg) in E♭. [website] ST455417
256.5 NE Ston Easton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 6, 4-0-21 (213 kg) in D. [website] ST623534
266.6 SW Street, Somerset, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 20-1-24 (1040 kg) in E♭. [website] ST488371
276.9 S Baltonsborough, Somerset, S Dunstan (T), 6, 19-2-10 (995 kg) in D. Tue (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] ST541347
287 N Compton Martin, Somerset, S Michael, 6, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in E. Fri 19:00. [website] ST544569
297.1 E Stoke St Michael, Somerset, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] ST664469
307.2 NE Chilcompton, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF;T), 12, 19-1-6 (981 kg) in E♭. Mon 19:00. [website] ST646524
317.2 NW Cheddar, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 22-0-26 (1129 kg) in D. Tue (exc Aug) 20:00. [website] ST459530
327.3 W 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
337.4 ENE Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset, S Vigor (GF), 3 U/R, 4-1-24 (227 kg) in E♭. One or more bells not hung; unringable. [website] ST659507
347.4 ESE West Cranmore, Somerset, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-1-12 (425 kg) in A. PN shared: West Cranmore (1,3,5); Shepton Mallet(2,4). Thu (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] ST668433
357.4 NNE Hinton Blewett, Somerset, S Margaret, 5, 9-2-18 (491 kg) in G. [website] ST594569
367.5 SE Ditcheat, Somerset, S Mary Magd (T), 8, 24-0-4 (1221 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] ST625363
377.5 SE Evercreech, Somerset, S Peter, 10, 21-0-10 (1071 kg) in E♭. [website] ST649386
387.6 SSW Butleigh, Somerset, S Leonard (T), 8, 19-3-5 (1006 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] ST520339
397.8 N Ubley, Somerset, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. [website] ST529582
408.1 NE Farrington Gurney, Somerset, S John Bapt, 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] ST634557
418.1 SW Walton, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF;T), 5, 16-2-1 (839 kg) in E♭. [website] ST461363
428.6 ENE Holcombe, Somerset, The Potters Yard Ring (GF), 12, 1-1-9 (68 kg) in A♭. Also hung for ringing: Extra treble, 5♯ and 6♭ (also allowing a harmonic minor 12); future plans: Bells 1-4 and semitones (currently unhung) to be hung imminently. [website] ST678513
438.6 SE Milton Clevedon, Somerset, S James, 5, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A♯. [website] ST664377
448.6 NE Midsomer Norton, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF;T), 12, 21-1-15 (1086 kg) in E♭. [website] ST662541
458.7 NNW 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
468.7 S West Lydford, Somerset, S Peter, 6, 13¾ cwt (~700 kg) in F. PN shared: Barton St David; Kingweston; West Lydford. Mon (check with contact). [website] ST564318
478.7 E Downhead, Somerset, All Saints (GF), 3, 4-1-14 (222 kg) in C. [website] ST691461
488.8 S Barton St David, Somerset, S David (GF;T), 6, 9-3-10 (500 kg) in A♭. PN shared: Barton St David; Kingweston; West Lydford; octagonal tower. Mon (check with contact). [website] ST539317
498.8 E Leigh upon Mendip, Somerset, S Giles (T), 6, 10-3-9 (550 kg) in F♯. PN shared with Mells. Tue (exc 2nd). [website] ST692472
508.9 SW Ashcott, Somerset, All Saints (GF), 6, 12-0-21 (619 kg) in F. Fri. [website] ST437371