Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Ryme Intrinseca, Dorset, S Hippolytus (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. [website] ST581108
20.8 E Yetminster, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18-0-8 (918 kg) in E. [website] ST594106
31.2 WSW Closworth, Somerset, All Saints, 5, 11-2-23 (595 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] ST563100
41.3 ENE Beer Hackett, Dorset, S Michael, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1,1,2 of 4. ST599117
51.9 SSW Melbury Osmond, Dorset, S Osmund, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] ST573078
62 NE Thornford, Dorset, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. [website] ST603132
72.1 SE Chetnole, Dorset, S Peter, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable. ST602081
82.2 N Bradford Abbas, Dorset, S Mary V, 6, 13-2-21 (695 kg) in F. [website] ST587142
92.6 ESE Leigh, Dorset, S Andrew (T), 6, 9-3-5 (498 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST617086
102.7 WNW East Coker, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check) 18:30. [website] ST538121
112.8 SSE 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
123.2 WSW Halstock, Dorset, S Mary (GF), 5, 7-3-23 (404 kg) in G. [website] ST536083
133.2 ENE Lillington, Dorset, S Martin, 5, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B♭. [website] ST629127
143.6 NNW 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
153.9 NNE Over Compton, Dorset, S Michael, 4 U/R, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in F♯. Unringable. [website] ST594169
163.9 S Evershot, Dorset, S Osmond (GF), 6, 7-1-4 (370 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST572045
174.1 NNE Nether Compton, Dorset, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F. [website] ST598172
184.3 W Hardington Mandeville, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 8, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in A♭. Fri. [website] ST512119
194.4 WNW West Coker, Somerset, S Martin of Tours (GF), 8, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST516135
204.4 ENE Longburton, Dorset, S James (GF), 6, 7-3-26 (406 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] ST648127
214.4 NW Preston Plucknett, Somerset, S James (T), 6, 9-1-10 (474 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST534162
224.8 N Trent, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST589185
235 NE Sherborne, Dorset, Abbey Ch of S Mary V, 8, 46-0-5 (2339 kg) in B♭. The heaviest ring of eight bells. Tue. [website] ST638165
245.2 SW Corscombe, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 13-3-3 (700 kg) in F. [website] ST522048
255.3 WNW East Chinnock, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 5, 11-2-16 (591 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. [website] ST498132
265.4 WNW Odcombe, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 11-3-17 (605 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST507154
275.5 SSW Rampisham, Dorset, S Michael & All Angels, 5, 13-0-17 (668 kg) in F. [website] ST561022
285.7 N Mudford, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 5, 17-1-18 (885 kg) in E♭. [website] ST573199
296.4 ESE Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, S Mary V (GF), 6, 11-3-19 (606 kg) in G. Fri. [website] ST680081
306.5 NW Montacute, Somerset, S Catherine of Alexandria, 6, 24 cwt (~1220 kg) in D. [website] ST496169
316.8 W North Perrott, Somerset, S Martin, 6, 9-2-9 (487 kg) in G. [website] ST472095
326.8 W Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF;T), 6, 6-3-14 (349 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST471109
336.9 NNE Sandford Orcas, Dorset, S Nicholas, 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST622210
346.9 WNW Middle Chinnock, Somerset, S Margaret (GF), 3, 4-0-0 (203 kg) in D. [website] ST472131
357 SW 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
367 S Cattistock, Dorset, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Fri. [website] SY591995
377.1 N Chilton Cantelo, Somerset, S James, 5, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. [website] ST570221
387.1 NNE Rimpton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 2,2♭,3 of 3. [website] ST610218
397.1 NE Poyntington, Dorset, All Saints, 3 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♯. Unringable; Hung for dead-rope ringing; no stays; tuning: 1-3 of 5. ST650199
407.2 N Marston Magna, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 13-1-22 (683 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] ST593223
417.2 WSW South Perrott, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 6-2-7 (333 kg) in B♭. Mon (with exceptions). [website] ST472066
427.2 WNW West Chinnock, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 4, 5-0-18 (262 kg) in C. [website] ST467134
437.2 WNW Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 17-0-15 (870 kg) in E. Mon (see tower website). [website] ST483172
447.3 ENE Bishop's Caundle, Dorset, dedication unknown (GF), 5, 8-0-25 (418 kg) in A♭. [website] ST696131
457.4 E Holwell, Dorset, S Laurence (GF), 5, 14-3-0 (749 kg) in F. [website] ST699119
467.4 ESE Buckland Newton, Dorset, Holy Rood, 6, 15-1-26 (787 kg) in E. PN shared: Buckl'd N'ton(2,3,4);Mappowder(1);Hazelbury Bryan(5). Wed (2nd, 3rd, 4th). [website] ST687052
477.5 WNW Chiselborough, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 9-1-16 (477 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. Tue (by arrangement). [website] ST467148
487.5 NW Tintinhull, Somerset, S Margaret (T), 5, 12-2-23 (645 kg) in F. Fri. [website] ST498197
497.6 WNW Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 18-0-14 (921 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST470159
507.6 NNW Limington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-1-27 (584 kg) in G. Tue (1st). [website] ST541223