Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 9-1-1 (470 kg) in G. TL019561
21.4 NNE Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 6, 11-0-16 (566 kg) in F♯. TL023583
31.7 W Pavenham, Bedfordshire, S Peter, 5, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Thu. SP991559
42 SSW Oakley, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 6, 10-0-2 (509 kg) in G. Fri. TL010529
52 WNW Felmersham, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 8, 20-2-18 (1050 kg) in E♭. [website] SP991578
62.3 SW Stevington, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF;T), 5, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in F♯. SP990536
72.4 SSE Clapham, Bedfordshire, S Thomas of Canterbury (T), 6, 5-3-20 (301 kg) in B♭. Fri. TL033524
82.5 NE Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Rung from chancel. TL051584
92.7 NW Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, S Peter (T), 8, 9-3-5 (498 kg) in F♯. Tue. SP993595
103 S Bromham, Bedfordshire, S Owen, 8, 22-3-18 (1164 kg) in D. Tue. TL013512
113.5 WNW Odell, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-1-8 (677 kg) in F♯. Mon. SP966580
123.8 ESE Ravensden, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Unringable. TL077543
133.8 S Biddenham, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 12-3-18 (656 kg) in G. Thu. TL013499
144 NNW Souldrop, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 4 cwt (~200 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. SP985615
154 SE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Andrew (T), 8, 5-2-22 (289 kg) in B. Thu. TL057509
164.1 W Harrold, Bedfordshire, S Peter & All Saints (T), 6, 13-0-6 (663 kg) in F♯. Fri (alt). SP953566
174.1 ENE Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire, S Dunstan (GF), 4, 8-0-0 (406 kg) in B♭. TL080586
184.2 SSE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Peter de Merton, 8, 12-1-0 (622 kg) in F♯. Thu. TL050501
194.2 W Carlton, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 6, 9-2-7 (486 kg) in A♭. Fri (alt). SP951548
204.4 SSE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Paul (T), 12, 28-3-6 (1463 kg) in D. Mon. TL049496
214.5 NNE Riseley, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 6, 13-1-26 (685 kg) in F. Thu. TL039630
224.7 E Wilden, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (T), 5, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in F♯. TL094552
234.8 SE Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Mary V, Goldington, 6, 10-2-7 (537 kg) in F♯. Wed. TL076510
244.8 ESE Renhold, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-0-0 (660 kg) in F♯. Tue. TL088528
254.9 SSW Stagsden, Bedfordshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 10-2-18 (542 kg) in G. Tue. SP982490
265 S Kempston, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 10, 21-1-17 (1087 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TL015479
275.2 NE Keysoe, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF;T), 5, 14¼ cwt (~720 kg) in E. TL073624
285.4 WSW Turvey, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 8, 19-0-20 (974 kg) in E. Fri. SP940525
295.7 SSE Elstow, Bedfordshire, S Mary & S Helena, 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Detached tower. Fri. TL048474
305.8 ENE Colmworth, Bedfordshire, S Denys (GF), 6, 9-3-18 (503 kg) in A♭. TL108585
315.8 N Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 4, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. TL028653
326.1 WSW Cold Brayfield, Buckinghamshire, S Mary, 3, 3-3-4 (192 kg) in F. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1-3 of 5. SP929522
336.3 NW Podington, Bedfordshire, S Mary V, 4 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. Unringable. SP941626
346.4 WSW Newton Blossomville, Buckinghamshire, S Nicolas (T), 3, 5¼ cwt (~270 kg) in C. SP925515
356.5 NW Wymington, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 5 U/R, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F♯. Unringable. SP955644
366.5 NNE Swineshead, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 5, 2-2-7 (130 kg) in F. TL057658
376.6 WSW Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, S Michael (T), 6, 10-3-3 (547 kg) in G. Wed. SP915536
386.6 SE Cardington, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 19-1-1 (978 kg) in E. Fri. TL086478
396.7 SE Willington, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 9-0-0 (457 kg) in A♭. TL106498
406.9 N Yelden, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 4 U/R, 6¾ cwt (~340 kg) in B♭. Unringable. TL011671
416.9 SW Astwood, Buckinghamshire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Church closed; unringable. SP950473
426.9 S Wootton, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 14-3-26 (761 kg) in F. TL003450
436.9 NE Little Staughton, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 5, 10-2-20 (542 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise. Mon. TL107629
447 SE Cople, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 6, 8-0-22 (416 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise; 5th (8-1-22) is heavier than tenor. TL103484
457 NE Pertenhall, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♯. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 5. TL084654
467.3 WNW Bozeat, Northamptonshire, S Mary (T), 6, 16-2-6 (841 kg) in E. Thu. SP906592
477.4 NW Farndish, Bedfordshire, S Michael (GF), 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in D. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line. SP927637
487.4 NNE Upper Dean, Bedfordshire, All Hallows (GF), 5, 9-3-20 (504 kg) in G. Fri. TL046676
497.4 SW Hardmead, Buckinghamshire, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; one or more bells not hung; unringable. SP934476
507.5 NNW Rushden, Northamptonshire, S Mary (T), 8, 18-0-17 (922 kg) in E. Fri 20:00. [website] SP957665