Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 South Ockendon, Essex, Holy Cross (RC) (T), 8, 3-3-9 (195 kg) in D. Thu. TQ583816
22 N North Ockendon, Greater London, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 6, 9-2-21 (492 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. Mon. TQ587848
33.1 SE Grays, Essex, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 8, 10-3-16 (553 kg) in G. Rung from side chapel. Mon. TQ613777
43.8 E Orsett, Essex, S Giles & All Saints (T), 6, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in A♭. Thu 20:00. TQ644819
53.9 W Rainham, Greater London, S Helen & S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 8½ cwt (~430 kg). Unringable. TQ520822
64.1 NW Hornchurch, Greater London, S Andrew (T), 10, 18-0-0 (914 kg) in E♭. Tue 19:00. TQ543869
74.2 S Stone by Dartford, Kent, S Mary, 6, 8-0-1 (407 kg) in A. Thu. [website] TQ576748
84.9 SSE Swanscombe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 8, 18-0-5 (917 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TQ604739
94.9 WSW Erith, Greater London, Christ Church, 8, 17-0-23 (874 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] TQ512779
105 WSW Erith, Greater London, S John Bapt (GF), 8, 16-3-22 (861 kg) in F♯. Wed (1st) 20:00. [website] TQ507787
115.3 SSE Northfleet, Kent, S Botolph, 8, 14-0-10 (716 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. Tue. [website] TQ623741
125.3 SSW Dartford, Kent, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ544740
135.4 WNW Dagenham, Greater London, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 14-3-0 (749 kg) in F♯. TQ500845
146 SW Crayford, Greater London, S Paulinus (T), 8, 11-2-15 (591 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TQ511751
156 SE Gravesend, Kent, S George, 8, 18-1-6 (930 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TQ646743
166.3 E Stanford le Hope, Essex, S Margaret of Antioch, 8, 11-1-5 (574 kg) in G. Thu. TQ684822
176.3 SSW Wilmington, Kent, S Michael (T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. Ropes fall in a straight line. [website] TQ538724
186.3 NW Romford, Greater London, S Edward Conf (T), 8, 15-2-14 (794 kg) in F. TQ511889
196.6 ENE Langdon Hills, Essex, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in F. Fri (1st). TQ678864
206.7 SE Gravesend, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, Milton, 8, 11-3-2 (598 kg) in F♯. No regular ringing. [website] TQ658738
216.8 SSE Southfleet, Kent, S Nicholas (T), 6 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1♭,2-6 of 6. [website] TQ613711
226.9 NNE Ingrave, Essex, S Nicholas, 6, 10-1-16 (528 kg) in F♯. Wed. TQ623920
237.3 SW Bexley, Greater London, S Mary, 8, 7-0-18 (364 kg) in A. Thu. [website] TQ497734
247.6 N Brentwood, Essex, S Thomas (T), 8, 18-1-15 (934 kg) in E♭. Thu (exc 1st). TQ596937
257.7 N South Weald, Essex, S Peter (T), 8, 14-1-3 (725 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ571938
267.9 E Corringham, Essex, S Mary V, 3 U/R, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in G. Unringable. TQ709832
278.2 S Horton Kirby, Kent, S Mary (T), 8, 6-1-2 (318 kg) in B♭. Thu (with exceptions). TQ562685
288.4 NNW Havering atte Bower, Greater London, S John, 6, 16-2-4 (840 kg) in E♭. TQ511930
298.4 SE Chalk, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 5-2-17 (287 kg) in C. Fri (with exceptions). [website] TQ683725
308.5 E Fobbing, Essex, S Michael (T), 8, 11-0-27 (571 kg) in A♭. TQ717839
318.5 N Shenfield, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 7-0-20 (365 kg) in A♭. Thu. TQ605951
328.5 NNE Hutton, Essex, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 6-1-10 (322 kg) in A. 4th (6-1-26) is heavier than tenor. Tue. TQ635943
338.6 ENE Basildon, Essex, S Martin of Tours, Basildon Bell Tower, 8, 11-2-24 (595 kg) in G. Detached tower. Wed. [website] TQ702886
348.9 W Barking, Greater London, S Margaret (T), 8, 18-2-21 (949 kg) in E♭. Thu. TQ440838
359 NE Great Burstead, Essex, S Mary Magd, 5 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; anticlockwise. TQ680922
369 WNW Ilford, Greater London, S Mary (T), 8, 7-0-22 (366 kg) in A♭. Also hung for ringing: service bell. Tue. [website] TQ448868
379.2 SW Foots Cray, Greater London, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 3-1-27 (177 kg) in E. Rung from nave. Wed. [website] TQ475712
389.4 SE Shorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TQ690710
399.4 SSW Farningham, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 9-2-23 (493 kg) in A♭. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ547669
409.4 N Bentley Common, Essex, S Paul (T), 6, 4-1-17 (224 kg) in C♯. Tue 20:00. TQ566966
419.6 W Woolwich, Greater London, S Mary Magd (T), 8, 12-3-6 (650 kg) in G. PN: see tower website. [website] TQ430791
429.6 SW Sidcup, Greater London, S John Ev, 6, 8-3-22 (454 kg) in A. Wed (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] TQ464715
439.8 SSE Cobham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 6, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TQ669683
4410 ESE Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, S Helen, 8, 13-2-10 (690 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TQ735766
4510.2 SE Higham, Kent, S John Ev (T), 6, 6-0-0 (305 kg) in B. [website] TQ712714
4610.3 SSE Meopham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-1-10 (627 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ644662
4710.3 NW Chigwell Row, Essex, All Saints, 8, 14-0-11 (716 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ464932
4810.3 SW St Paul's Cray, Greater London, His Royal Majesty House, 3 U/R, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in D. Former church of S Paulinus (Anglican) (until 2002); derelict; unringable. [website] TQ473690
4910.4 SSW Eynsford, Kent, S Martin, 8, 9-2-13 (489 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TQ540654
5010.4 WNW Barkingside, Greater London, S George, 8, 10-0-9 (512 kg) in G. Tue. TQ430886