Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Venn Ottery, Devon, S Gregory (GF), 3, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in E. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; One bell (or more) from ring unringable: 2nd; tuning: 2,2♭,3 of 3. SY078911
20.9 ESE Harpford, Devon, S Gregory Gt (GF), 6, 7-0-6 (358 kg) in A. Thu. SY090903
32.5 S Colaton Raleigh, Devon, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G♯. Wed. SY081871
42.6 W Aylesbeare, Devon, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 6, 11-2-0 (584 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). SY037919
53.1 NNE Ottery St Mary, Devon, S Mary V (GF), 8, 18-2-14 (946 kg) in E. Rung from transept : south. Mon. SY098955
63.7 S Otterton, Devon, S Michael, 6, 12-0-4 (611 kg) in F♯. Wed. SY080851
73.7 SE Sidmouth, Devon, S Nicholas, 10, 18-2-12 (945 kg) in E. Tue. SY125873
83.8 E Sidbury, Devon, S Giles & S Peter (T), 8, 16-1-23 (836 kg) in E. Thu. SY139917
93.9 S East Budleigh, Devon, All Saints, 8, 10-0-16 (515 kg) in A♭. SY066849
104.3 NNW Whimple, Devon, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 12-2-15 (642 kg) in G. Mon. SY044972
114.4 NW Rockbeare, Devon, S Mary (GF), 6 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming with levers: treble; unringable; not well in tune. SY020952
124.6 ESE Salcombe Regis, Devon, S Mary & S Peter, 3, 10-1-18 (529 kg) in G. SY148888
134.9 WSW Woodbury, Devon, S Swithun, 8, 23-0-3 (1170 kg) in D. Wed (1st). SY009871
145.4 N Talaton, Devon, S James A&M (GF;T), 6, 12-2-22 (645 kg) in F. SY067997
155.5 NNE Feniton, Devon, S Andrew (T), 6, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in G. Fri 19:00. SY108994
165.7 NE Gittisham, Devon, S Michael (T), 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. SY133983
175.7 WNW Clyst Honiton, Devon, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 8, 18-2-11 (945 kg) in E. Mon (1st). SX989935
186 WSW Clyst St George, Devon, S George (GF;T), 6, 10-2-21 (543 kg) in A♭. Fri 20:00. SX983889
196.4 NNW Clyst St Lawrence, Devon, S Lawrence, 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Unringable; tower unsafe. SY026999
206.4 NNE Buckerell, Devon, S Mary & S Giles, 6, 8-1-4 (421 kg) in B♭. PN alternates with Awliscombe. Tue (alt). ST123003
216.4 W Sowton, Devon, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 9-1-25 (481 kg) in G. Thu. SX975925
226.7 N Payhembury, Devon, S Mary V (T), 6, 15-3-22 (810 kg) in E. ST088017
236.7 ENE Farway, Devon, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 11-0-14 (565 kg) in A♭. Thu. SY172964
246.8 SW Lympstone, Devon, Nativity of BV (GF;T), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Wed. SX992842
256.8 SSW Exmouth, Devon, S Margaret, Littleham (T), 8, 7-2-11 (386 kg) in G. Mon. SY028813
267.1 NNW Clyst Hydon, Devon, S Andrew (GF), 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A♭. ST035016
277.1 WNW Broadclyst, Devon, S John Bapt (T), 8, 20-0-25 (1027 kg) in E♭. PN: by arrangement. SX981972
287.2 SW Exmouth, Devon, S John Ev, Withycombe Raleigh, 12, 17-1-10 (881 kg) in E♭. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. Mon. SY007818
297.2 WSW Exeter, Devon, S Margaret, Topsham (GF), 6, 10-0-23 (518 kg) in F♯. Thu 20:00. SX965880
307.5 ESE Branscombe, Devon, S Winifred (GF), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in G. Rung from chancel. Wed (exc Summer). SY195884
317.5 NNE Awliscombe, Devon, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 19-2-0 (991 kg) in F. PN alternates with Buckerell. Tue (alt). ST133018
327.5 NNW Plymtree, Devon, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 11-0-8 (562 kg) in G. Wed. ST051029
337.8 WSW Powderham, Devon, S Clement B&M (GF), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. SX972844
347.8 NE Honiton, Devon, S Michael, Old Church, 6, 22½ cwt (~1140 kg) in E♭. Church closed; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; only limited ringing allowed on front four only. SY166999
357.8 WNW Poltimore, Devon, S Mary V (GF), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A. Tue. SX965968
367.9 ENE Northleigh, Devon, S Giles (GF), 4, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in B♭. SY195958
378 ENE Southleigh, Devon, S Lawrence (GF), 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. SY204934
388 NE Honiton, Devon, S Paul, 8, 12-2-27 (647 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] ST163007
398 WNW Exeter, Devon, S Michael & All Angels, Pinhoe (GF;T), 8, 10-0-19 (517 kg) in G♯. Tue (with exceptions). SX955949
408.5 WSW Exminster, Devon, S Martin, 8, 17-3-25 (913 kg) in E♭. Thu. SX945877
418.6 NE Combe Raleigh, Devon, S Nicholas (S;T), 6, 5-2-19 (288 kg) in B. Mon 15:00. [website] ST158023
428.6 N Broadhembury, Devon, S Andrew A&M, 6, 20-0-8 (1020 kg) in E♭. Anticlockwise. Thu. ST101047
438.7 W Exeter, Devon, S Michael & All Angels, Heavitree (T), 8, 25-3-2 (1309 kg) in E♭. Thu. SX937922
448.9 SW Kenton, Devon, All Saints, 6, 12-1-1 (623 kg) in F. Mon. SX957833
458.9 W Exeter, Devon, S Mark (S;T), 10, 12-1-19 (631 kg) in F♯. Wed. [website] SX935934
468.9 NE Offwell, Devon, S Mary V, 6, 7-3-9 (398 kg) in A♭. SY194995
479.4 E Beer, Devon, S Michael, 5, 9-0-7 (460 kg) in F♯. SY229893
489.4 NNW Bradninch, Devon, S Disen, 8, 20 cwt (~1020 kg) in E♭. Mon 19:00. SS999041
499.6 WNW Stoke Canon, Devon, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 9-3-19 (504 kg) in G. Mon 19:00. SX939980
509.6 WNW Rewe, Devon, S Mary V (GF), 6, 9-1-0 (470 kg) in B♭. SX945992