Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 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
20.5 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
30.7 SE Preston, Kent, S Catherine, 3 U/R, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1,3,3 of 3. [website] TR016607
41.1 SW Ospringe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-1-8 (880 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR000603
52.7 E Graveney, Kent, All Saints (T), 3, 6-3-19 (352 kg) in C. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR052626
63 WNW Teynham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in A♭. Thu (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ966636
73 S 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
83 SE Boughton under Blean, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 11-0-6 (562 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th, 5th: check). [website] TR047585
93.5 ESE Hernhill, Kent, S Michael, 8, 7-1-10 (373 kg) in A♭. Tue (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TR064606
103.5 SSE 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
113.9 SSW Throwley, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in F♯. Tue (check with contact) 18:00. [website] TQ991556
124.2 W Lynsted, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10-2-25 (545 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TQ942608
134.2 SW 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
144.3 WSW Newnham, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 7-0-18 (364 kg) in B. Tue. [website] TQ953576
154.9 WNW Tonge, Kent, S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. [website] TQ934640
165.2 W Rodmersham, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A♭. [website] TQ925618
176.2 SE Chilham, Kent, S Mary (T), 8, 16-2-21 (848 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TR068536
186.2 N Eastchurch, Kent, All Saints, 6, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in G. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ988714
196.4 WNW Sittingbourne, Kent, S Michael, 8, 19-0-6 (968 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ909636
206.7 WNW Milton Regis, Kent, Holy Trinity (S), 8, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Thu (1st: check). [website] TQ908654
216.7 ENE Whitstable, Kent, S Alphege (T), 8, 3-1-13 (171 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] TR107664
227.1 W Tunstall, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ895619
237.2 ENE Whitstable, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 7-2-6 (384 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TR117662
247.3 SE Chartham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 13-1-25 (684 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TR106550
257.7 SSE Godmersham, Kent, S Laurence M (GF), 6, 12-0-13 (616 kg) in F♯. [website] TR062504
267.8 NNW Minster (Sheppey), Kent, S Mary & S Sexburga (T), 6, 10-2-0 (533 kg) in G. Fri 19:00. [website] TQ955729
277.8 WSW Frinsted, Kent, S Dunstan (GF), 6, 6-1-1 (318 kg) in A. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ891574
287.8 WNW Bobbing, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-2-21 (441 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. Tue. [website] TQ888651
297.9 ESE Harbledown, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. [website] TR131581
308 W Borden, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ882629
318.1 W Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
328.1 ESE Canterbury, Kent, S Nicholas, Thanington (T), 6, 4-2-25 (240 kg) in B. 5th (4-3-22) is heavier than tenor. Tue. [website] TR131567
338.4 WSW Wormshill, Kent, S Giles (GF), 6, 3-1-15 (172 kg) in E. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ881574
348.4 SSW Charing, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ954494
358.5 ESE Canterbury, Kent, S Dunstan, 6, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR142583
368.7 ESE Canterbury, Kent, S Stephen, Hackington, 8, 10-1-26 (533 kg) in A♭. Mon. [website] TR148591
378.9 S Westwell, Kent, S Mary, 4 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TQ990474
388.9 ESE Canterbury, Kent, S Alphege, 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. No regular ringing. [website] TR149580
399 ESE Canterbury, Kent, Cath & Metropolitical Ch of Christ, 12, 34-3-4 (1767 kg) in C♯. Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TR150579
409.1 NW Queenborough, Kent, Holy Trinity, 6, 5-2-22 (289 kg) in B. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ909723
419.1 SW Lenham, Kent, S Mary, 8, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ899521
429.4 W 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
439.4 WNW Newington juxta Sittingbourne, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 11-3-6 (600 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] TQ862653
449.6 SSE Wye, Kent, S Gregory & S Martin (T), 10, 19-1-8 (982 kg) in D. Fri. [website] TR054469
459.9 SE Petham, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 6-1-0 (318 kg) in B♭. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR130512
469.9 WNW Lower Halstow, Kent, S Margaret (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg). Derelict; unringable. [website] TQ860674
4710 WSW Harrietsham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-2-12 (640 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ874530
4810.1 W Stockbury, Kent, S Mary Magd, 5, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in G. Access to ringing room by two independent routes. [website] TQ846616
4910.3 S Kennington, Kent, S Mary, 6, 10-2-25 (545 kg) in F♯. PN shared: Gt Chart(1,3); Kennington(2,4). Mon (2nd, 4th). [website] TR022451
5010.3 E Sturry, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9-3-7 (498 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TR175601