Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Basildon, Essex, S Martin of Tours, Basildon Bell Tower, 8, 11-2-24 (595 kg) in G. Detached tower. Wed. [website] TQ702886
22 SW Langdon Hills, Essex, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in F. Fri (1st). TQ678864
32.6 NNW 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
43.1 SSE Fobbing, Essex, S Michael (T), 8, 11-0-27 (571 kg) in A♭. TQ717839
53.3 S Corringham, Essex, S Mary V, 3 U/R, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in G. Unringable. TQ709832
63.4 ESE Bowers Gifford, Essex, S Margaret (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in B♭. TQ755872
74.1 SSW Stanford le Hope, Essex, S Margaret of Antioch, 8, 11-1-5 (574 kg) in G. Thu. TQ684822
84.5 NNE Downham, Essex, S Margaret (T), 6, 7-3-0 (394 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. TQ730952
95 ESE South Benfleet, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 11-3-14 (603 kg) in G. Thu (2nd, 4th) 20:00. TQ778861
105.3 WNW Ingrave, Essex, S Nicholas, 6, 10-1-16 (528 kg) in F♯. Wed. TQ623920
115.5 SW Orsett, Essex, S Giles & All Saints (T), 6, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in A♭. Thu 20:00. TQ644819
125.5 NW Hutton, Essex, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 6-1-10 (322 kg) in A. 4th (6-1-26) is heavier than tenor. Tue. TQ635943
136.2 NE Rettendon, Essex, All Saints (T), 6, 8-1-7 (422 kg) in A. Wed. TQ770960
146.3 N Stock, Essex, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders. TQ687986
156.7 E Rayleigh, Essex, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. TQ808909
167.2 NW Shenfield, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 7-0-20 (365 kg) in A♭. Thu. TQ605951
177.3 NNE West Hanningfield, Essex, S Mary & S Edward (GF), 4 U/R, 7-0-3 (357 kg) in A. Bells in store; unringable; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; not well in tune. TQ734998
187.3 WNW Brentwood, Essex, S Thomas (T), 8, 18-1-15 (934 kg) in E♭. Thu (exc 1st). TQ596937
197.5 WSW North Ockendon, Greater London, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 6, 9-2-21 (492 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. Mon. TQ587848
207.5 NNW Ingatestone, Essex, S Edmund & S Mary (T), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). TQ651995
217.7 NNW Margaretting, Essex, S Margaret (GF), 5, 10-1-20 (530 kg) in A♭. Mon (with exceptions). [website] TL665004
227.7 SSE Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, S Helen, 8, 13-2-10 (690 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TQ735766
238.2 NNW Fryerning, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 8-1-26 (431 kg) in A. TL638001
248.5 WSW South Ockendon, Essex, Holy Cross (RC) (T), 8, 3-3-9 (195 kg) in D. Thu. TQ583816
258.5 SSE Cooling, Kent, S James, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders. [website] TQ756759
268.7 SW Grays, Essex, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 8, 10-3-16 (553 kg) in G. Rung from side chapel. Mon. TQ613777
278.7 WNW South Weald, Essex, S Peter (T), 8, 14-1-3 (725 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ571938
288.8 ESE Leigh on Sea, Essex, S Clement (T), 8, 10-1-21 (530 kg) in G. Thu (not always: check). TQ841858
298.9 N Galleywood, Essex, S Michael & All Angels (T), 8, 13-1-9 (677 kg) in F. Mon. [website] TL703029
308.9 NNE East Hanningfield, Essex, All Saints (GF), 3, 6-0-6 (308 kg) in B. TL770012
319.5 SSW Gravesend, Kent, S George, 8, 18-1-6 (930 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TQ646743
329.5 NW Doddinghurst, Essex, All Saints, 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders; tower unsafe. TQ589990
339.6 SSW Gravesend, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, Milton, 8, 11-3-2 (598 kg) in F♯. No regular ringing. [website] TQ658738
349.6 SSE High Halstow, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 6, 9-2-17 (490 kg) in A♭. Tue. [website] TQ779752
359.8 WNW Bentley Common, Essex, S Paul (T), 6, 4-1-17 (224 kg) in C♯. Tue 20:00. TQ566966
369.8 W Hornchurch, Greater London, S Andrew (T), 10, 18-0-0 (914 kg) in E♭. Tue 19:00. TQ543869
379.9 E Eastwood, Essex, S Laurence & All Saints (GF;T), 6, 9-0-8 (461 kg) in A. Thu. TQ861888
3810.1 S Chalk, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 5-2-17 (287 kg) in C. Fri (with exceptions). [website] TQ683725
3910.2 NW Blackmore, Essex, S Laurence, 5 U/R, 10-1-10 (525 kg) in F♯. Unringable. TL602016
4010.2 SSW Northfleet, Kent, S Botolph, 8, 14-0-10 (716 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. Tue. [website] TQ623741
4110.2 NNE Great Baddow, Essex, S Mary V (T), 8, 14-1-13 (730 kg) in F♯. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Fri (with exceptions). TL729048
4210.2 N Widford, Essex, S Mary (T), 8 U/R, 11-2-18 (592 kg) in G. Unringable. TL694050
4310.4 NNE Sandon, Essex, S Andrew (T), 6, 10-3-16 (553 kg) in G. Tue. TL743048
4410.6 E Rochford, Essex, S Andrew (T), 8, 4-0-9 (207 kg) in D. TQ871902
4510.7 S Higham, Kent, S John Ev (T), 6, 6-0-0 (305 kg) in B. [website] TQ712714
4610.9 E Prittlewell, Essex, S Mary V (S;T), 10, 18-0-9 (919 kg) in E. CC recognised Ringing Centre. Mon (exc Bank Hols). [website] TQ876868
4710.9 SW Swanscombe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 8, 18-0-5 (917 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TQ604739
4810.9 S Shorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TQ690710
4911 N Writtle, Essex, All Saints (S;T), 10, 31-2-12 (1606 kg) in D. Also hung for ringing: two trebles to provide an additional light ring of 8. Tue. [website] TL677061
5011.3 NNE Danbury, Essex, S John Bapt (T), 8, 10-1-24 (532 kg) in A♭. Wed. TL779051