Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Baydon, Wiltshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. [website] SU281780
21.7 SW Aldbourne, Wiltshire, S Michael (T), 8, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] SU263758
32.9 ENE Lambourn, Berkshire, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 20-2-0 (1041 kg) in D. [website] SU326789
44 S Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Holy Cross (T), 6, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. [website] SU273715
54.2 NNW Bishopstone, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 8, 19-2-19 (999 kg) in E. PN alternates with Ashbury. Thu (2nd, 4th). SU243837
64.4 NNW Ashbury, Oxfordshire, S Mary V, 6, 13½ cwt (~690 kg) in F♯. PN alternates with Bishopstone; anticlockwise. Thu (1st, 3rd). SU265849
75 E East Garston, Berkshire, All Saints, 6, 17 cwt (~860 kg) in E. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. PN: by arrangement. SU361770
85.1 WNW Liddington, Wiltshire, All Saints, 6, 8-2-11 (437 kg) in A. Also, above, a ring of 5 (u/r); PN shared: Wanborough(1,3,5); Liddington(2,4). Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] SU206812
95.1 WNW Liddington, Wiltshire, All Saints, 5 U/R, 7-1-3 (370 kg) in G. Also, below, a ring of 6; unringable; anticlockwise. [website] SU206812
105.2 SSE Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, S Mary (T), 5, 9-1-12 (475 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] SU318705
115.4 WNW Wanborough, Wiltshire, S Andrew, 8, 18-2-23 (950 kg) in E. PN shared: Wanborough(1,3,5); Liddington(2,4). Fri (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] SU207825
125.7 WSW Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, S George (T), 5, 18-2-7 (943 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] SU195746
135.9 WNW Chiseldon, Wiltshire, Holy Cross, 6, 13-2-26 (698 kg) in F. Mon. [website] SU187799
146.3 ESE Great Shefford, Berkshire, S Mary, 6, 7-0-7 (359 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise; round tower. Wed (check with contact). [website] SU380753
156.6 SSE Hungerford, Berkshire, S Lawrence (T), 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in G. Wed. [website] SU334687
166.7 WSW Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire, S Andrew (GF), 5, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. [website] SU188723
176.9 SW Mildenhall, Wiltshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in B♭. [website] SU209694
187.2 N Uffington, Oxfordshire, S Mary, 6, 12-3-17 (655 kg) in E♭. Tue (with exceptions). SU302893
197.2 NE Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3, 4-1-7 (219 kg) in C. SU373849
207.2 NE Sparsholt, Oxfordshire, Holy Cross (GF), 4, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in A. SU346875
217.3 NNW Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, S Andrew (T), 10, 13-0-2 (661 kg) in F. Mon. SU240890
227.4 S Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, S Michael, 5, 8-0-27 (419 kg) in A. [website] SU291662
237.8 NE Childrey, Oxfordshire, S Mary V (GF;T), 8, 12-0-4 (611 kg) in A♭. Wed. SU359878
247.9 SW Marlborough, Wiltshire, S Mary V, 8, 16-2-23 (849 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] SU189692
257.9 N Longcot, Oxfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 8, 8-1-24 (430 kg) in A♭. Fri. SU273907
268.1 E Chaddleworth, Berkshire, S Andrew (GF), 4, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. [website] SU411779
278.1 NE Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, S Andrew, 6, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. SU380864
288.2 NW South Marston, Wiltshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 12-2-14 (641 kg) in F♯. Only limited ringing allowed following issues with the tenor headstock; PN shared with Stratton St Margaret. SU195879
298.3 SSW Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, S Katharine V&M, 5, 10-1-6 (523 kg) in G. [website] SU251649
308.5 NW Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, S Margaret of Antioch (GF), 8, 8-1-17 (427 kg) in G. Wed. SU179871
318.5 ESE Welford, Berkshire, S Gregory Gt, 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; ropes fall in sequence: 1,3,4,2,5; round tower; tuning: 1-5 of 8. [website] SU408731
328.5 WNW Swindon, Wiltshire, Christ Church (T), 10, 21-3-9 (1109 kg) in D. Tue. SU157839
338.5 S Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, S Mary, 6, 28 cwt (~1420 kg) in D♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. [website] SU277642
348.6 SW Marlborough, Wiltshire, S George, Preshute (GF), 6, 9-1-10 (474 kg) in A. [website] SU179685
358.9 NNW Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, S James, 6 U/R, 6-2-5 (332 kg) in A. Unringable. SU209903
369 W Wroughton, Wiltshire, S John Bapt & S Helen (GF), 6, 20-1-17 (1036 kg) in E. Fri 19:00. SU137802
379.1 E Brightwalton, Berkshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-1-21 (429 kg) in G. [website] SU426793
389.3 SSE Shalbourne, Wiltshire, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F. [website] SU315635
399.3 SE Kintbury, Berkshire, S Mary V (T), 8, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in E. Thu. [website] SU383670
409.5 NE Wantage, Oxfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 21-2-15 (1099 kg) in D. Tue. [website] SU396879
419.5 WNW Swindon, Wiltshire, S Mark (T), 8, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. Wed. [website] SU143847
429.6 N Great Coxwell, Oxfordshire, S Giles, 5 U/R, 11-1-26 (583 kg) in G. Unringable. SU269934
439.8 NW Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire, S Leonard (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 1,3,2; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SU178901
449.9 ENE Farnborough, Berkshire, All Saints (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] SU435819
459.9 NNE Shellingford, Oxfordshire, S Faith (GF), 6, 6-2-10 (335 kg) in B. PN shared with Coleshill. Thu (1st, 3rd, 5th). SU319935
4610 ESE Boxford, Berkshire, S Andrew (T), 5 U/R, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A♭. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-5 of 8. [website] SU428716
4710.2 NNW Coleshill, Oxfordshire, All Saints, 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. PN shared with Shellingford. Thu (2nd). SU235937
4810.3 WNW Swindon, Wiltshire, S Mary, Rodbourne Cheney (T), 6, 8-0-7 (410 kg) in A♭. Mon (exc 2nd). SU140867
4910.3 NNW Highworth, Wiltshire, S Michael, 8, 18-0-2 (915 kg) in E. Thu (1st). SU200925
5010.3 NNE Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, S Denys, 8, 8-1-17 (427 kg) in G♯. Tue. SU341934