Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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90144.1 ESE Bekesbourne, Kent, S Peter (GF), 6, 7-2-16 (388 kg) in A♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Mon. [website] TR194554
90244.1 SSE Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, S Peter (GF;T), 10, 17-2-15 (896 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: 7♯. Tue. TQ745081
90344.1 NW Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, All Saints (S;T), 6, 10-3-10 (551 kg) in G. ART Teaching Centre: Marsworth Teaching Centre. [website] SP919146
90444.1 WNW West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, S Lawrence, 8, 14-3-2 (750 kg) in F♯. Thu. SU827949
90544.1 WNW Drayton Beauchamp, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V, 3 U/R, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in G♯. Unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. SP901118
90644.1 NNE Sturmer, Essex, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 4¼ cwt (~220 kg) in B. Unringable. TL690439
90744.2 SSE Hastings, East Sussex, Christ Church, Blacklands, 8, 20-2-20 (1051 kg) in E. Fri. TQ814106
90844.2 NNE Ashen, Essex, S Augustine (GF), 3, 8-3-22 (454 kg) in B♭. Tuning: 1-3 of 4. TL747423
90944.3 NNW Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-0-9 (614 kg) in F♯. Tue (1st, 3rd). [website] TL330440
91044.3 N Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, S Mary, 5 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in G♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TL422459
91144.4 SSW Upper Beeding, West Sussex, S Peter, 6, 7-2-27 (393 kg) in B♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Fri (confirm first). TQ192111
91244.4 W Hurst, Berkshire, S Nicholas (GF), 8, 14-1-16 (731 kg) in F. ART Teaching Centre: Loddon. Mon. SU794729
91344.4 NNW Meppershall, Bedfordshire, S Mary V (GF), 6, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Rung from chancel crossing. Fri. TL134359
91444.4 WNW Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire, S Mary Magd (GF), 3, 7-3-24 (405 kg) in A. Ringing prohibited - bellframe only capable of sustaining swing chiming; ropes fall in a straight line; ropes fall in sequence: 2,1,3; No stays or sliders. SP848023
91544.4 WNW Wendover, Buckinghamshire, S Mary V (T), 8, 13-2-17 (694 kg) in F♯. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Tue. SP871073
91644.4 S Pevensey, East Sussex, S Nicholas (GF), 6, 7-3-3 (395 kg) in A♭. Sat 10:00. TQ646048
91744.5 NNW Edworth, Bedfordshire, S George (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. No mains electricity; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TL222406
91844.5 S Westham, East Sussex, S Mary V, 6, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in G. Wed (alt). TQ641045
91944.6 N Linton, Cambridgeshire, S Mary (S;T), 6, 14-1-14 (730 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TL561466
92044.6 SSW Brighton, East Sussex, S Peter, Preston Park (GF), 3, 6-0-21 (314 kg) in B. Anticlockwise. TQ303063
92144.6 SSW Steyning, West Sussex, S Andrew & S Cuthman, 8, 12-1-16 (630 kg) in F♯. Thu. TQ178114
92244.6 NNW Henlow, Bedfordshire, S Mary (T), 8, 14½ cwt (~740 kg) in F♯. Tue. TL177387
92344.6 ESE Littlebourne, Kent, S Vincent, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Mon (check with contact) 18:30. [website] TR210578
92444.7 E Chislet, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 15-3-9 (804 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] TR224643
92544.7 NNE Stoke by Clare, Suffolk, S John Bapt (GF), 6, 13 cwt (~660 kg) in F♯. Anticlockwise. Thu. [website] TL740433
92644.7 SSW Brighton, East Sussex, The Good Shepherd, Preston, 8, 13-2-16 (693 kg) in F. Tue 19:00. TQ297062
92744.7 NNE Great Henny, Essex, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 1,2,4 of 5. TL867377
92844.8 SSE St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, Christ Church, 8, 20 cwt (~1020 kg) in F. Mon 19:00. TQ802091
92944.8 SW Northchapel, West Sussex, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 3-0-7 (156 kg) in E. Wed (2nd, 4th: check). SU952294
93044.8 W Twyford, Berkshire, S Mary (T), 8, 12-0-10 (614 kg) in F♯. ART Teaching Centre: Loddon. Fri. SU788758
93144.8 S Alfriston, East Sussex, S Andrew (GF), 6, 8-2-10 (436 kg) in A. Rung from chancel crossing. Tue. TQ521030
93244.8 N Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, S George (GF;T), 6, 6-2-18 (338 kg) in G. Rung from chancel crossing. Thu (1st). [website] TL442469
93344.8 NNE Haverhill, Suffolk, S Mary V, 6, 12½ cwt (~640 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TL671455
93444.9 WNW Lane End, Buckinghamshire, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 5-2-26 (291 kg) in B♭. Thu. SU806916
93544.9 SE Old Romney, Kent, S Clement (GF), 3 U/R, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. Unringable. [website] TR034251
93645 NE Little Horkesley, Essex, S Peter & S Paul (T), 5, 10-2-16 (541 kg) in A♭. Mon. TL960319
93745 SSE Hastings, East Sussex, All Saints, 8, 12-1-21 (632 kg) in F. Sat practice alternates: All Saints; S Clement. Sat (alt) 13:30. TQ828098
93845 WNW Halton, Buckinghamshire, S Michael & All Angels, 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. Tuning: 1,2,3♯,4 of 4. SP874101
93945 W Finchampstead, Berkshire, S James, 6, 7-1-7 (371 kg) in A. Wed. [website] SU792638
94045.1 SSE Hastings, East Sussex, S Clement (T), 8, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in F. Sat practice alternates: All Saints; S Clement. Sat (alt) 13:30. TQ824096
94145.1 ESE Wickhambreaux, Kent, S Andrew, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. Thu. [website] TR219587
94245.1 NW Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, All Saints (GF), 6, 8-3-17 (452 kg) in A. SP975242
94345.1 NNW 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
94445.2 NNE Belchamp Otten, Essex, S Ethelbert & All Saints, 3 U/R, 6½ cwt (~330 kg). Unringable. TL803417
94545.2 NW Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, S Giles (T), 6, 11-3-0 (597 kg) in F♯. [website] SP922180
94645.2 W Wargrave, Berkshire, S Mary, 8, 17-2-10 (894 kg) in F. ART Teaching Centre: Loddon. Wed. SU782784
94745.2 NNE Belchamp Walter, Essex, S Mary V, 8 U/R, 9¼ cwt (~470 kg) in A♭. Unringable; tuning: (approx) 1♯,2-8 of 8. TL827406
94845.2 NNW Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, S Mary (GF;T), 8, 11-2-2 (585 kg) in F. Mon. [website] TL279441
94945.2 NNW Clifton, Bedfordshire, All Saints (T), 8, 10-0-6 (511 kg) in A♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. TL165392
95045.3 WSW Farnham, Surrey, S Andrew (T), 10, 19-0-7 (968 kg) in E. Ringing temporarily suspended : tower structural problems. SU838466