Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Ilketshall St Margaret, Suffolk, S Margaret (GF), 3 U/R, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. Unringable; round tower. TM349852
22.1 S Rumburgh, Suffolk, S Michael & All Angels & S Felix (GF), 6, 7-0-19 (364 kg) in A. [website] TM346818
32.3 ENE Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk, S Andrew, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. Unringable; round tower; tuning: (approx) 1-3 of 4. TM379872
42.3 WSW St Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk, S Margaret (GF), 5, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G♯. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] TM314839
52.7 NNW Earsham, Norfolk, All Saints (GF), 3, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. TM325888
62.9 NNW Bungay, Suffolk, S Mary (T), 8, 15-2-22 (797 kg) in F. Mon (2nd). [website] TM336897
73 SW St James South Elmham, Suffolk, S James, 4 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in C. Unringable. [website] TM322812
83.1 NNE Mettingham, Suffolk, All Saints, 4 U/R, 7-2-8 (385 kg) in G♯. Bells in store; unringable; round tower. [website] TM362899
93.1 W St Cross South Elmham, Suffolk, S George (or S Cross), 5, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A. [website] TM299842
103.8 SSE Wissett, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF), 6, 7-3-20 (403 kg) in A. Round tower. [website] TM365792
113.9 ENE Ringsfield, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 4, 2-3-2 (141 kg) in D. 3rd (2-3-9) is heavier than tenor. [website] TM403884
123.9 W Homersfield, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TM285854
134 NE Barsham, Suffolk, Holy Trinity (GF), 5, 6-2-7 (333 kg) in B. Round tower. Tue 19:00. [website] TM396896
144.5 NNW Ditchingham, Norfolk, S Mary, 6, 12-3-12 (653 kg) in G. Mon (1st, 3rd, 4th). TM329922
154.5 SW Metfield, Suffolk, S John Bapt, 6, 9-2-7 (486 kg) in F♯. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TM294803
164.6 S Chediston, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 6, 11-0-25 (570 kg) in F♯. Thu (1st, 3rd). [website] TM358777
175 N Broome, Norfolk, S Michael (GF), 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. Derelict; unringable. TM346931
185 WNW Alburgh, Norfolk, All Saints, 8, 9-3-12 (501 kg) in G. Mon (4th). TM270872
195.1 WSW Mendham, Suffolk, All Saints, 6, 10-2-13 (539 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TM269829
205.3 W Redenhall, Norfolk, Assumption of BVM (T), 8, 22-2-20 (1152 kg) in D. Thu. TM263843
215.4 SSE Halesworth, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 8, 18-0-25 (926 kg) in E. Tue. [website] TM385773
225.5 SE Westhall, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF), 5, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in F♯. [website] TM423804
235.5 ENE Beccles, Suffolk, The Bell Tower, 10, 25-1-25 (1294 kg) in D♭. Former detached tower of (extant) ch of S Michael Arch. Wed. [website] TM421904
245.8 NNE Kirby Cane, Norfolk, All Saints (GF), 5 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Unringable; round tower. TM373941
255.8 ESE Brampton, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 5, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in B♭. Only limited ringing allowed. [website] TM434815
266 NNE Stockton, Norfolk, S Michael & All Angels, 5 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A. Unringable; round tower. TM387941
276.1 S Cookley, Suffolk, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3, 7-2-15 (388 kg) in A♭. TM349753
286.5 NW Bedingham, Norfolk, S Andrew, 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; round tower. TM284934
296.6 ENE Worlingham, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-6 (447 kg) in G. [website] TM444898
306.8 SSW Cratfield, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 6 U/R, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in E. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] TM313748
316.8 S Huntingfield, Suffolk, S Mary (GF), 5, 6-3-21 (352 kg) in B♭. Mon 18:00. [website] TM336743
327 NW Topcroft, Norfolk, S Margaret, 3 U/R, 5 cwt (~250 kg) in C. Unringable; anticlockwise; round tower. TM265928
337.1 NNW Woodton, Norfolk, All Saints (GF), 6, 7-1-12 (374 kg) in A. Round tower. TM285946
347.1 W Starston, Norfolk, S Margaret, 6, 8½ cwt (~430 kg) in A. TM234843
357.2 SW Fressingfield, Suffolk, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-0-20 (873 kg) in F. PN alternates: Fressingfield; Wingfield. Wed (alt) 19:00. [website] TM261774
367.4 WSW Weybread, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF), 6, 9-0-10 (462 kg) in A♭. Round tower. [website] TM240801
377.6 NNE Raveningham, Norfolk, S Andrew (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Round tower. TM397963
387.7 SE Wenhaston, Suffolk, S Peter (GF), 6, 12-0-6 (612 kg) in F♯. Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] TM424754
397.7 SSE Bramfield, Suffolk, S Andrew (GF), 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Detached tower; round tower; tuning: 1-5 of 6. [website] TM398737
407.9 S Heveningham, Suffolk, S Margaret (GF), 5, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. [website] TM333725
418.1 NE Aldeby, Norfolk, S Mary, 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G. Not well in tune. TM450933
428.1 N Mundham, Norfolk, S Peter, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Derelict; unringable. TM324980
438.1 N Seething, Norfolk, S Margaret, 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Unringable; round tower. TM319979
448.2 ESE Wangford, Suffolk, S Peter & S Paul, 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. Unringable. [website] TM466791
458.3 ESE Frostenden, Suffolk, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; round tower; tuning: (approx) 2,4,5 of 8. TM479817
468.4 N Loddon, Norfolk, Holy Trinity (GF;S), 8, 10-1-23 (531 kg) in F♯. Tue. TM363987
478.5 W Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, S Mary V, 8, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. TM212852
488.6 SSW Laxfield, Suffolk, All Saints, 6, 15-1-9 (779 kg) in E. Future plans: To be augmented to 8 in a new frame; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; anticlockwise. [website] TM296724
498.8 ESE Wrentham, Suffolk, S Nicholas (GF), 6 U/R, 10½ cwt (~530 kg) in G. Unringable; anticlockwise. [website] TM488830
508.8 SE Blythburgh, Suffolk, Holy Trinity (GF;T), 6, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in G. [website] TM450753