Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Purse Caundle, Dorset, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. ST695175
21.3 WNW Milborne Port, Somerset, S John Ev, 8, 26-3-26 (1371 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST676185
31.9 SE Stourton Caundle, Dorset, S Peter (GF), 4, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. [website] ST714152
42.2 NE Henstridge, Somerset, S Nicholas (T), 6, 19-2-8 (994 kg) in E. Tue. [website] ST722197
52.4 E Stalbridge, Dorset, S Mary (T), 6, 17-3-10 (906 kg) in E. Fri (with exceptions). [website] ST733181
62.7 S Bishop's Caundle, Dorset, dedication unknown (GF), 5, 8-0-25 (418 kg) in A♭. [website] ST696131
73.1 N Stowell, Somerset, S Mary Magd (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G♯. Tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. [website] ST686223
83.2 WNW 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
93.3 NNE Templecombe, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 6, 10-3-2 (547 kg) in F. PN alternates with Horsington. Tue (alt). [website] ST708226
103.5 S Holwell, Dorset, S Laurence (GF), 5, 14-3-0 (749 kg) in F. [website] ST699119
113.6 W 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
123.9 SE Lydlinch, Dorset, S Thomas a Becket, 5, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. [website] ST742133
133.9 N Horsington, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. PN alternates with Templecombe. Tue (alt). [website] ST703237
143.9 NNW Charlton Horethorne, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 11-1-15 (578 kg) in E. Wed. [website] ST665230
154.1 SW Longburton, Dorset, S James (GF), 6, 7-3-26 (406 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] ST648127
164.8 NW Corton Denham, Somerset, S Andrew, 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G♯. [website] ST635226
175 WNW Sandford Orcas, Dorset, S Nicholas, 6, 11-1-11 (577 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST622210
185 SW Lillington, Dorset, S Martin, 5, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B♭. [website] ST629127
195.2 N North Cheriton, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 5, 8-2-26 (444 kg) in F♯. Sat (by arrangement) 17:00. [website] ST687258
205.4 E Marnhull, Dorset, S Gregory (T), 6, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Wed (with exceptions). [website] ST781187
215.6 NNW Maperton, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 6-1-14 (324 kg) in B♭. PN: by arrangement. [website] ST672261
225.7 NE Kington Magna, Dorset, All Saints, 5, 14-3-3 (751 kg) in F♯. Thu (3rd). [website] ST768231
235.8 NNW Blackford, Somerset, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] ST657261
245.9 S Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, S Mary V (GF), 6, 11-3-19 (606 kg) in G. Fri. [website] ST680081
255.9 NE Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 11-1-6 (574 kg) in G. [website] ST756247
265.9 WNW 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
276 W Nether Compton, Dorset, S Nicholas (GF), 5, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F. [website] ST598172
286 ENE Fifehead Magdalen, Dorset, S Mary Magd, 3, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A♯. Tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] ST782215
296.2 ESE Sturminster Newton, Dorset, S Mary, 6, 16-0-18 (821 kg) in E♭. Wed (with exceptions). [website] ST787139
306.2 W Over Compton, Dorset, S Michael, 4 U/R, 11-3-1 (597 kg) in F♯. Unringable. [website] ST594169
316.3 WSW Thornford, Dorset, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 8-2-22 (442 kg) in A. [website] ST603132
326.3 NW Sutton Montis, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF), 3, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in C. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] ST624248
336.3 NW South Cadbury, Somerset, S Thomas a Becket (GF), 6, 13-1-22 (683 kg) in F. Thu. [website] ST631255
346.5 ENE West Stour, Dorset, S Mary (GF), 3, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Ropes fall in a straight line; rung from porch. ST784229
356.6 W Trent, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18 cwt (~910 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST589185
366.6 ENE Stour Provost, Dorset, S Michael & All Angels, 4 U/R, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in G. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-4 of 5. [website] ST794215
376.8 SSE 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
386.9 WSW 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
396.9 N Wincanton, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 8, 15-1-1 (775 kg) in F♯. County books / pNBR info discrepant; tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. [website] ST710284
407 WSW Bradford Abbas, Dorset, S Mary V, 6, 13-2-21 (695 kg) in F. [website] ST587142
417 WNW Marston Magna, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 13-1-22 (683 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] ST593223
427 NW Weston Bampfylde, Somerset, Holy Cross (GF), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Three-quarter wheels; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. [website] ST610249
437 NNW North Cadbury, Somerset, S Michael Archangel (T), 6, 19½ cwt (~990 kg) in D. Fri 19:00. [website] ST635270
447.3 SW Leigh, Dorset, S Andrew (T), 6, 9-3-5 (498 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST617086
457.4 NW Sparkford, Somerset, S Mary Magd (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. [website] ST608256
467.4 NNE Cucklington, Somerset, S Lawrence (GF), 6, 11-0-25 (570 kg) in F. Rung from porch. [website] ST755277
477.5 NNE Stoke Trister, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 7-1-13 (374 kg) in A. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Tue (alt). [website] ST736287
487.6 SW Yetminster, Dorset, S Andrew, 6, 18-0-8 (918 kg) in E. [website] ST594106
497.6 SSE 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
507.6 S 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