Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Corringham, Essex, S Mary V, 3 U/R, 10¾ cwt (~550 kg) in G. Unringable. TQ709832
20.7 NE Fobbing, Essex, S Michael (T), 8, 11-0-27 (571 kg) in A♭. TQ717839
31.6 WSW Stanford le Hope, Essex, S Margaret of Antioch, 8, 11-1-5 (574 kg) in G. Thu. TQ684822
42.8 NW Langdon Hills, Essex, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in F. Fri (1st). TQ678864
53.4 N Basildon, Essex, S Martin of Tours, Basildon Bell Tower, 8, 11-2-24 (595 kg) in G. Detached tower. Wed. [website] TQ702886
63.8 NE Bowers Gifford, Essex, S Margaret (GF), 3, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in B♭. TQ755872
74.1 W Orsett, Essex, S Giles & All Saints (T), 6, 10-2-12 (539 kg) in A♭. Thu 20:00. TQ644819
84.4 SSE Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, S Helen, 8, 13-2-10 (690 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TQ735766
94.7 ENE South Benfleet, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 11-3-14 (603 kg) in G. Thu (2nd, 4th) 20:00. TQ778861
105.4 SSE Cooling, Kent, S James, 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders. [website] TQ756759
115.9 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
126.6 SE High Halstow, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 6, 9-2-17 (490 kg) in A♭. Tue. [website] TQ779752
136.6 SSW Gravesend, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, Milton, 8, 11-3-2 (598 kg) in F♯. No regular ringing. [website] TQ658738
146.7 SW Gravesend, Kent, S George, 8, 18-1-6 (930 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TQ646743
156.8 WSW Grays, Essex, S Peter & S Paul (GF;T), 8, 10-3-16 (553 kg) in G. Rung from side chapel. Mon. TQ613777
166.8 SSW Chalk, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 5-2-17 (287 kg) in C. Fri (with exceptions). [website] TQ683725
177.3 S Higham, Kent, S John Ev (T), 6, 6-0-0 (305 kg) in B. [website] TQ712714
187.6 NNE Downham, Essex, S Margaret (T), 6, 7-3-0 (394 kg) in B♭. Thu 20:00. TQ730952
197.6 W North Ockendon, Greater London, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 6, 9-2-21 (492 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. Mon. TQ587848
207.6 NW Ingrave, Essex, S Nicholas, 6, 10-1-16 (528 kg) in F♯. Wed. TQ623920
217.6 S Shorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 9-2-0 (483 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TQ690710
227.7 SW Northfleet, Kent, S Botolph, 8, 14-0-10 (716 kg) in F. Anticlockwise. Tue. [website] TQ623741
237.8 NE Rayleigh, Essex, Holy Trinity (T), 8, 16-1-14 (832 kg) in F. TQ808909
247.8 W South Ockendon, Essex, Holy Cross (RC) (T), 8, 3-3-9 (195 kg) in D. Thu. TQ583816
258.3 NNW Hutton, Essex, All Saints (GF;T), 5, 6-1-10 (322 kg) in A. 4th (6-1-26) is heavier than tenor. Tue. TQ635943
268.4 E Leigh on Sea, Essex, S Clement (T), 8, 10-1-21 (530 kg) in G. Thu (not always: check). TQ841858
278.4 SSE Hoo St Werburgh, Kent, S Werburgh (GF;T), 8, 15-3-6 (803 kg) in E♭. Anticlockwise. Mon. TQ783718
288.6 SSE Frindsbury, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 15-2-4 (789 kg) in F. Wed (monthly: check). [website] TQ743698
298.6 SW Swanscombe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 8, 18-0-5 (917 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TQ604739
308.8 NNE Rettendon, Essex, All Saints (T), 6, 8-1-7 (422 kg) in A. Wed. TQ770960
319.3 S Rochester, Kent, Cath Ch of Christ & BVM (S;T), 10, 30-0-14 (1530 kg) in D. Future plans: to become 12. Thu. [website] TQ742685
329.5 SSW Cobham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 6, 13-3-13 (704 kg) in F. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TQ669683
339.5 SW 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
349.6 NW Brentwood, Essex, S Thomas (T), 8, 18-1-15 (934 kg) in E♭. Thu (exc 1st). TQ596937
359.6 S Rochester, Kent, S Margaret (GF;T), 8, 9-2-8 (486 kg) in G♭. Fri. [website] TQ740680
369.7 N Stock, Essex, All Saints (GF), 3 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg). Unringable; No stays or sliders. TQ687986
379.7 WSW Stone by Dartford, Kent, S Mary, 6, 8-0-1 (407 kg) in A. Thu. [website] TQ576748
389.8 NW Shenfield, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 7-0-20 (365 kg) in A♭. Thu. TQ605951
3910.1 SSE Gillingham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 8, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TQ783688
4010.1 ENE Eastwood, Essex, S Laurence & All Saints (GF;T), 6, 9-0-8 (461 kg) in A. Thu. TQ861888
4110.4 S Cuxton, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 7-1-21 (378 kg) in A. Wed. [website] TQ709664
4210.4 N 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
4310.5 WNW Hornchurch, Greater London, S Andrew (T), 10, 18-0-0 (914 kg) in E♭. Tue 19:00. TQ543869
4410.6 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
4510.8 NNW Ingatestone, Essex, S Edmund & S Mary (T), 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions). TQ651995
4610.8 NW South Weald, Essex, S Peter (T), 8, 14-1-3 (725 kg) in F♯. Mon. TQ571938
4711 ENE Rochford, Essex, S Andrew (T), 8, 4-0-9 (207 kg) in D. TQ871902
4811 NNW Margaretting, Essex, S Margaret (GF), 5, 10-1-20 (530 kg) in A♭. Mon (with exceptions). [website] TL665004
4911.3 SSW Meopham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-1-10 (627 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ644662
5011.4 NNW Fryerning, Essex, S Mary V (T), 6, 8-1-26 (431 kg) in A. TL638001