Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Bicknor, Kent, S James (GF), 4 U/R, 2 cwt (~100 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming - all bells have very small wheels designed for swing chiming; steel bells; unringable; No stays or sliders; No mains electricity; tuning: (approx) 1,3-5 of 5 but hums are in tune. [website] TQ860588
21.6 NE Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
31.6 SE Wormshill, Kent, S Giles (GF), 6, 3-1-15 (172 kg) in E. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ881574
42 NNW Stockbury, Kent, S Mary Magd, 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. [website] TQ846616
52.1 ESE Frinsted, Kent, S Dunstan (GF), 6, 6-1-1 (318 kg) in A. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ891574
62.5 SSW Hollingbourne, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ843550
72.9 NE Tunstall, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ895619
82.9 NNE Borden, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ882629
93.5 W Thurnham, Kent, S Mary V (GF;T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. [website] TQ803576
103.6 NNW Hartlip, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 12-0-20 (619 kg) in F♯. Mon (with exceptions). [website] TQ839642
113.7 SSE Harrietsham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-2-12 (640 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ874530
124 SW Leeds, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Fri (with additions). [website] TQ825533
134.1 N Newington juxta Sittingbourne, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 11-3-6 (600 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TQ862653
144.1 SSW Broomfield, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 6, 3-3-2 (191 kg) in C. [website] TQ839524
154.2 WSW Bearsted, Kent, Holy Cross (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ800555
164.3 NE Sittingbourne, Kent, S Michael, 8, 19-0-6 (968 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ909636
174.3 NNE Bobbing, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-2-21 (441 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. Tue. [website] TQ888651
184.5 ENE Rodmersham, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A♭. [website] TQ925618
194.8 SSE Lenham, Kent, S Mary, 8, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ899521
205.1 NE Milton Regis, Kent, Holy Trinity (S), 8, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Thu (1st: check). [website] TQ908654
215.1 NNW Rainham, Kent, S Margaret, 8, 18-0-20 (924 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ817658
225.3 W Boxley, Kent, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-10 (551 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ774589
235.3 ENE Lynsted, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10-2-25 (545 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TQ942608
245.3 WSW Otham, Kent, S Nicholas (T), 6, 7-1-3 (370 kg) in A. [website] TQ789540
255.4 N Lower Halstow, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] TQ860674
265.5 N Upchurch, Kent, S Mary V (GF;T), 6, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in F♯. Wed (with exceptions). [website] TQ843675
275.6 ENE Tonge, Kent, S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. [website] TQ934640
285.7 S Ulcombe, Kent, All Saints (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Fri. [website] TQ846497
295.9 E Newnham, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 7-0-18 (364 kg) in B. Tue. [website] TQ953576
306.1 SSW East Sutton, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 8-1-16 (426 kg) in A. Thu. [website] TQ827495
316.6 WSW Maidstone, Kent, All Saints, 10, 32-0-20 (1635 kg) in C♯. Thu. [website] TQ759554
326.7 ESE Eastling, Kent, S Mary (GF;T), 6 U/R, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TQ965565
336.8 SSW Chart Sutton, Kent, S Michael (GF), 6, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TQ804494
347.2 ENE Teynham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in A♭. Thu (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ966636
357.2 WSW Maidstone, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 6-1-24 (328 kg) in C. PN: by arrangement. [website] TQ748552
367.6 SSE Egerton, Kent, S James, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ908475
377.6 WSW Loose, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 3, 8-3-21 (454 kg) in A. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ757520
387.8 SW Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, S Peter (GF;T), 6, 13-3-2 (699 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: 5th (cracked headstock); rung from chancel. Wed. [website] TQ771498
397.8 NW Gillingham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 8, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TQ783688
408.1 W Aylesford, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 13-2-7 (689 kg) in F. Tue. [website] TQ729590
418.3 SE Charing, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ954494
428.4 ESE Throwley, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in F♯. Tue (check with contact) 18:00. [website] TQ991556
438.5 SW Linton, Kent, S Nicholas, 8, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TQ754501
448.5 WSW East Farleigh, Kent, dedication unknown (GF), 8, 7-3-0 (394 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] TQ734533
458.7 E Ospringe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-1-8 (880 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR000603
468.9 NNE Queenborough, Kent, Holy Trinity, 6, 5-2-22 (289 kg) in B. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ909723
479.1 WSW Barming, Kent, S Margaret of Antioch, 6, 9-0-8 (461 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ719542
489.2 SSW Headcorn, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 21-0-5 (1069 kg) in D♯. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Thu. [website] TQ831442
499.3 SSE Pluckley, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 12-3-25 (659 kg) in E. Tue. [website] TQ926453
509.3 W Ditton, Kent, S Peter ad Vincula (GF), 3, 3 cwt (~150 kg) in D♯. Ropes fall in a straight line; rung from porch; tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] TQ709580