Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Leigh, Dorset, S Andrew (T), 6, 9-3-5 (498 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST617086
21 WSW Chetnole, Dorset, S Peter, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♭. Unringable. ST602081
31.8 SW 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
41.9 NW Yetminster, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18-0-8 (918 kg) in E. [website] ST594106
52.2 NNW 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
62.6 WNW Ryme Intrinseca, Dorset, S Hippolytus (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. [website] ST581108
72.7 NNE Lillington, Dorset, S Martin, 5, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B♭. [website] ST629127
82.7 W Melbury Osmond, Dorset, S Osmund, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] ST573078
93 NNW Thornford, Dorset, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. [website] ST603132
103.2 NE Longburton, Dorset, S James (GF), 6, 7-3-26 (406 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] ST648127
113.4 WNW Closworth, Somerset, All Saints, 5, 11-2-23 (595 kg) in F. County books / pNBR info discrepant. [website] ST563100
123.8 SW Evershot, Dorset, S Osmond (GF), 6, 7-1-4 (370 kg) in A. Tue. [website] ST572045
133.9 E Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, S Mary V (GF), 6, 11-3-19 (606 kg) in G. Fri. [website] ST680081
144 NNW Bradford Abbas, Dorset, S Mary V, 6, 13-2-21 (695 kg) in F. [website] ST587142
154.8 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
165 W Halstock, Dorset, S Mary (GF), 5, 7-3-23 (404 kg) in G. [website] ST536083
175.1 NNE 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
185.3 SW Rampisham, Dorset, S Michael & All Angels, 5, 13-0-17 (668 kg) in F. [website] ST561022
195.3 WNW East Coker, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Fri (not always: check) 18:30. [website] ST538121
205.3 NNW Over Compton, Dorset, S Michael, 4 U/R, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in F♯. Unringable. [website] ST594169
215.5 NNW Nether Compton, Dorset, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F. [website] ST598172
225.5 SE Cerne Abbas, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 13-0-8 (664 kg) in F. Thu 19:00. [website] ST665012
235.5 ENE Holwell, Dorset, S Laurence (GF), 5, 14-3-0 (749 kg) in F. [website] ST699119
245.7 ENE Bishop's Caundle, Dorset, dedication unknown (GF), 5, 8-0-25 (418 kg) in A♭. [website] ST696131
255.8 S Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in D. Tue. [website] SY630992
265.9 SSW Cattistock, Dorset, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Fri. [website] SY591995
276 NW 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
286.3 WSW Corscombe, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 13-3-3 (700 kg) in F. [website] ST522048
296.4 NNW Trent, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST589185
306.8 S Maiden Newton, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 10¼ cwt (~520 kg) in G. Thu. [website] SY596978
316.8 WNW Hardington Mandeville, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 8, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in A♭. Fri. [website] ST512119
327 WNW West Coker, Somerset, S Martin of Tours (GF), 8, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST516135
337 NW Preston Plucknett, Somerset, S James (T), 6, 9-1-10 (474 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST534162
347.2 SE Piddletrenthide, Dorset, All Saints (GF), 6, 19-0-4 (967 kg) in E. [website] ST701007
357.2 NNE Milborne Port, Somerset, S John Ev, 8, 26-3-26 (1371 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST676185
367.3 NE Stourton Caundle, Dorset, S Peter (GF), 4, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] ST714152
377.4 NNE 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
387.4 SSW Toller Porcorum, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G. Mon. [website] SY562980
397.4 NE Purse Caundle, Dorset, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. ST695175
407.5 ESE Mappowder, Dorset, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 12-2-7 (638 kg) in F. PN shared: Buckl'd N'ton(2,3,4);Mappowder(1);Hazelbury Bryan(5). Wed (1st). [website] ST735059
417.6 NNW Mudford, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 5, 17-1-18 (885 kg) in E♭. [website] ST573199
427.6 SSE Godmanstone, Dorset, Holy Trinity, 4 U/R, 16½ cwt (~840 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SY665973
437.6 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
447.7 N Sandford Orcas, Dorset, S Nicholas, 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST622210
457.9 WNW East Chinnock, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 5, 11-2-16 (591 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. [website] ST498132
468 WNW Odcombe, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 11-3-17 (605 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST507154
478.2 N 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
488.3 ENE Lydlinch, Dorset, S Thomas a Becket, 5, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. [website] ST742133
498.4 E Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, S Mary & S James, 6, 15-0-8 (766 kg) in F. PN shared: Buckl'd N'ton(2,3,4);Mappowder(1);Hazelbury Bryan(5). Wed (5th). [website] ST753082
508.5 S Frampton, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 16-0-14 (819 kg) in E. [website] SY626949