Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Tonge, Kent, S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. [website] TQ934640
21.4 SSW Rodmersham, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A♭. [website] TQ925618
31.6 W Sittingbourne, Kent, S Michael, 8, 19-0-6 (968 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ909636
41.8 WNW Milton Regis, Kent, Holy Trinity (S), 8, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Thu (1st: check). [website] TQ908654
52 E Teynham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in A♭. Thu (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ966636
62 SSE Lynsted, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10-2-25 (545 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TQ942608
72.7 WSW Tunstall, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ895619
82.9 WNW Bobbing, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-2-21 (441 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. Tue. [website] TQ888651
93.3 W Borden, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ882629
104.1 WSW Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
114.1 SSE Newnham, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 7-0-18 (364 kg) in B. Tue. [website] TQ953576
124.5 WNW Newington juxta Sittingbourne, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 11-3-6 (600 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TQ862653
134.7 ESE Ospringe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-1-8 (880 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR000603
144.9 SW Frinsted, Kent, S Dunstan (GF), 6, 6-1-1 (318 kg) in A. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ891574
155 ESE Davington, Kent, S Mary Magd (GF;T), 3 U/R, 1-3-24 (100 kg) in F. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; tuning: 1-3 of 5. [website] TR010617
165 SSE 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
175 WNW Lower Halstow, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] TQ860674
185.2 SW Wormshill, Kent, S Giles (GF), 6, 3-1-15 (172 kg) in E. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ881574
195.4 NNW Queenborough, Kent, Holy Trinity, 6, 5-2-22 (289 kg) in B. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ909723
205.4 ESE Faversham, Kent, S Mary of Charity (T), 10, 16-0-3 (814 kg) in E. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. [website] TR017615
215.5 ESE Preston, Kent, S Catherine, 3 U/R, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1,3,3 of 3. [website] TR016607
225.6 WSW 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
235.6 WSW Stockbury, Kent, S Mary Magd, 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. [website] TQ846616
245.7 NE Eastchurch, Kent, All Saints, 6, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in G. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ988714
255.7 NNE Minster (Sheppey), Kent, S Mary & S Sexburga (T), 6, 10-2-0 (533 kg) in G. Fri 19:00. [website] TQ955729
265.9 W Hartlip, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 6, 12-0-20 (619 kg) in F♯. Mon (with exceptions). [website] TQ839642
276 WNW Upchurch, Kent, S Mary V (GF;T), 6, 12-1-14 (629 kg) in F♯. Wed (with exceptions). [website] TQ843675
286.3 SSE Throwley, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in F♯. Tue (check with contact) 18:00. [website] TQ991556
296.5 SE Sheldwich, Kent, S James (T), 8, 7-0-26 (367 kg) in B♭. PN shared: Sheldwich(1,3); Selling(2,4). Thu (1st, 3rd: check). [website] TR011568
307.3 WNW Rainham, Kent, S Margaret, 8, 18-0-20 (924 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ817658
317.4 E Graveney, Kent, All Saints (T), 3, 6-3-19 (352 kg) in C. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR052626
327.7 SSW Lenham, Kent, S Mary, 8, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ899521
337.7 SSW Harrietsham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-2-12 (640 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ874530
347.8 ESE Boughton under Blean, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 11-0-6 (562 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th, 5th: check). [website] TR047585
357.9 SE Selling, Kent, S Mary V, 8, 5-3-26 (304 kg) in C. PN shared: Sheldwich(1,3); Selling(2,4). Thu (2nd, 4th: check) 20:00. [website] TR038568
367.9 SW Hollingbourne, Kent, All Saints (T), 8, 13-1-24 (684 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ843550
378.4 ESE Hernhill, Kent, S Michael, 8, 7-1-10 (373 kg) in A♭. Tue (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TR064606
388.4 NNW Grain, Kent, S James (GF), 4, 4-1-12 (221 kg) in E♭. [website] TQ888767
399 WSW Thurnham, Kent, S Mary V (GF;T), 3, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B♭. [website] TQ803576
409.2 S Charing, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ954494
419.2 SW Broomfield, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 6, 3-3-2 (191 kg) in C. [website] TQ839524
429.4 SW Leeds, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 17½ cwt (~890 kg) in E. Fri (with additions). [website] TQ825533
439.8 WSW Bearsted, Kent, Holy Cross (T), 6, 11-0-17 (567 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ800555
449.8 WNW Gillingham, Kent, S Mary Magd, 8, 11-1-18 (580 kg) in F♯. Tue. [website] TQ783688
4510.3 S Egerton, Kent, S James, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ908475
4610.3 WSW Boxley, Kent, S Mary V & All Saints (T), 6, 10-3-10 (551 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] TQ774589
4710.4 SSW Ulcombe, Kent, All Saints (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Fri. [website] TQ846497
4810.5 SE Chilham, Kent, S Mary (T), 8, 16-2-21 (848 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TR068536
4910.5 WNW Hoo St Werburgh, Kent, S Werburgh (GF;T), 8, 15-3-6 (803 kg) in E♭. Anticlockwise. Mon. TQ783718
5010.8 E Whitstable, Kent, S Alphege (T), 8, 3-1-13 (171 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] TR107664