Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Toddington, Bedfordshire, S George of England, 8, 21½ cwt (~1090 kg) in D. TL010289
22.2 N Tingrith, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL007324
32.7 NNE Westoning, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 6, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. TL028327
42.7 WNW Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SP970308
52.8 NW Eversholt, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 16-2-14 (845 kg) in E. SP982325
63 WSW Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 4 U/R, 6-2-12 (336 kg) in B♭. Unringable. SP965269
73.1 S Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-1-3 (674 kg) in F. TL018239
83.2 W Battlesden, Bedfordshire, S Peter & All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in C. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. SP958290
93.5 NNE Flitwick, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in G. [website] TL029342
103.6 SW Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-17 (452 kg) in A. SP975242
114 SW Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 9-0-15 (464 kg) in F♯. SP965242
124.1 N Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
134.4 S Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Priory Ch of S Peter (T), 8, 23-2-15 (1201 kg) in E♭. Wed. TL021218
144.6 NW Woburn, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 8, 24-1-16 (1239 kg) in D. SP950332
154.8 E Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. Mon. TL085304
165.2 SSW Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, S Giles (T), 8, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in F♯. SP988208
175.3 NE Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
185.7 SSW Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, S Mary V, 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A. SP969207
195.7 NW Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 18-2-12 (945 kg) in D. SP955362
206.1 NNE Ampthill, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 8, 13-3-6 (701 kg) in A♭. Thu (not always: check). TL036382
216.1 NE Silsoe, Bedfordshire, S James Gt (T), 6, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B. Mon. TL082355
226.2 WSW Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 12, 35-1-14 (1797 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Mon. SP919248
236.2 NW Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, S Botolph, 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Mon. SP942362
246.3 S Kensworth, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 3-3-16 (198 kg) in E♭. TL031190
256.4 NNE Maulden, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in G. TL058380
266.5 WSW Linslade, Bedfordshire, S Barnabas, 8, 9-3-3 (497 kg) in A♭. Tue. SP912249
276.5 SSE Caddington, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 6, 8-0-0 (406 kg) in G. Thu. TL063198
286.6 WNW Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 3 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in A. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,5 of 6. SP910324
296.6 SSW Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in F♯. SP969190
306.8 S Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 3-1-24 (176 kg) in E. TL011179
316.8 SW Slapton, Buckinghamshire, Holy Cross (GF), 5 U/R, 10-3-14 (552 kg) in E. Unringable; future plans: to become 6. SP937206
326.8 W Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V, 8, 14-0-7 (714 kg) in F. Wed. SP901307
336.9 ESE Lilley, Hertfordshire, S Peter, 6, 6-0-24 (316 kg) in C. [website] TL118263
347 WNW Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (GF), 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1-4 of 5. SP911344
357.1 SE Luton, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 12, 25-0-24 (1281 kg) in D. TL095211
367.4 NNW Hulcote, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: non-diatonic. SP944388
377.7 N Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 5 U/R, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise; ropes fall in sequence: 1,2,3,5,4; detached tower. SP996411
387.7 ENE Shillington, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 5, 18-2-0 (940 kg) in E♭. TL123339
397.7 ENE Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, S Giles (GF), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Church closed; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; ringing prohibited. TL112359
408 NW Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM, 6, 8-3-5 (447 kg) in A♭. Fri. SP911371
418 W Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 15-0-21 (772 kg) in E. SP882270
428 S Studham, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 10-0-22 (518 kg) in A♭. Mon 20:00. TL015159
438 NNE Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6 U/R, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL043414
448.1 W Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, S Luke (GF), 3 U/R, 10-1-19 (529 kg) in G♯. Unringable; rung from chancel crossing. SP879297
458.5 E Offley, Hertfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-3-20 (758 kg) in F. TL145268
468.5 WNW Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, S Martin, Fenny Stratford (T), 6, 8-0-4 (408 kg) in B♭. Thu. SP882340
478.7 E Pirton, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 5, 10-3-26 (558 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TL147316
488.7 SW Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V, 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1-5 of 6. [website] SP903197
498.7 SW Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, S Giles (T), 6, 11-3-0 (597 kg) in F♯. [website] SP922180
508.8 NNW Cranfield, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 17-1-14 (883 kg) in E. Thu. SP955419