Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Flitton, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 6-0-5 (307 kg) in B. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Wed. TL059358
21.4 N Maulden, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 10-2-14 (540 kg) in G. TL058380
31.5 E Silsoe, Bedfordshire, S James Gt (T), 6, 6-1-9 (322 kg) in B. Mon. TL082355
42.1 NW Ampthill, Bedfordshire, S Andrew, 8, 13-3-6 (701 kg) in A♭. Thu (not always: check). TL036382
52.1 WSW Flitwick, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-1-9 (474 kg) in G. [website] TL029342
62.7 SW Westoning, Bedfordshire, S Mary Magd, 6, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. TL028327
73 W Steppingley, Bedfordshire, S Lawrence, 6, 6-0-11 (310 kg) in B♭. TL011354
83.3 E 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
93.6 NNE Haynes, Bedfordshire, S Mary (GF;T), 6, 6-3-5 (345 kg) in B♭. TL080411
103.6 NNW Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6 U/R, 12-1-2 (623 kg) in F♯. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL043414
113.7 SSE Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. Mon. TL085304
123.8 WSW Tingrith, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise. TL007324
134.2 ESE Shillington, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 5, 18-2-0 (940 kg) in E♭. TL123339
144.6 ENE Campton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF;T), 8, 6-2-10 (335 kg) in B. Tue. TL129380
154.7 E Meppershall, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Rung from chancel crossing. Fri. TL134359
165.1 NW 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
175.1 WSW Eversholt, Bedfordshire, S John Bapt, 6, 16-2-14 (845 kg) in E. SP982325
185.2 SW Toddington, Bedfordshire, S George of England, 8, 21½ cwt (~1090 kg) in D. TL010289
196 ESE Pirton, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 5, 10-3-26 (558 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TL147316
206.3 WSW Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire, S Peter (GF), 3, 8-2-16 (439 kg) in G♯. Anticlockwise; tuning: 1,3,4 of 4. SP970308
216.4 W Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 18-2-12 (945 kg) in D. SP955362
226.7 NE Southill, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 11-3-3 (598 kg) in F♯. TL145422
236.7 NNW Wootton, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 14-3-26 (761 kg) in F. TL003450
246.9 SSE Lilley, Hertfordshire, S Peter, 6, 6-0-24 (316 kg) in C. [website] TL118263
256.9 WSW Woburn, Bedfordshire, S Mary, 8, 24-1-16 (1239 kg) in D. SP950332
267 ENE Clifton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 8, 10-0-6 (511 kg) in A♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. TL165392
277.1 NE Old Warden, Bedfordshire, S Leonard (GF), 6, 9-0-22 (467 kg) in G. TL136443
287.2 W Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, S Botolph, 6, 10-0-11 (513 kg) in G♯. Mon. SP942362
297.2 N Elstow, Bedfordshire, S Mary & S Helena, 6, 8-2-0 (432 kg) in G. Detached tower. Fri. TL048474
307.4 WNW Hulcote, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas (GF), 4 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: non-diatonic. SP944388
317.5 WNW Cranfield, Bedfordshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 17-1-14 (883 kg) in E. Thu. SP955419
327.5 WSW 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
337.6 ENE Henlow, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 14½ cwt (~740 kg) in F♯. Tue. TL177387
347.7 NNE Cardington, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 19-1-1 (978 kg) in E. Fri. TL086478
357.7 SE Offley, Hertfordshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 6, 14-3-20 (758 kg) in F. TL145268
367.8 SSW Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 6, 13-1-3 (674 kg) in F. TL018239
378 SW Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, S Nicholas, 4 U/R, 6-2-12 (336 kg) in B♭. Unringable. SP965269
388 NNW Kempston, Bedfordshire, All Saints, 10, 21-1-17 (1087 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TL015479
398.1 ESE Ickleford, Hertfordshire, S Katharine, 5 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TL182316
408.3 E Arlesey, Bedfordshire, S Peter, 6, 10-3-15 (553 kg) in G. Fri. TL191375
418.3 NNE Cople, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 6, 8-0-22 (416 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise; 5th (8-1-22) is heavier than tenor. TL103484
428.6 N Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Paul (T), 12, 28-3-6 (1463 kg) in D. Mon. TL049496
438.7 NE Northill, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (T), 6, 18-2-16 (947 kg) in E♭. Mon. TL148465
448.8 ESE Hitchin, Hertfordshire, S Mary, 12, 17-0-16 (871 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Mon. [website] TL184291
458.8 SW Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-17 (452 kg) in A. SP975242
468.9 N Bedford, Bedfordshire, S Peter de Merton, 8, 12-1-0 (622 kg) in F♯. Thu. TL050501
479 SSW Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Priory Ch of S Peter (T), 8, 23-2-15 (1201 kg) in E♭. Wed. TL021218
489.2 W Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, Assumption of BVM, 6, 8-3-5 (447 kg) in A♭. Fri. SP911371
499.2 W 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
509.2 NNW Biddenham, Bedfordshire, S James, 8, 12-3-18 (656 kg) in G. Thu. TL013499