Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 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
21.4 WSW Throwley, Kent, S Michael & All Angels, 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in F♯. Tue (check with contact) 18:00. [website] TQ991556
31.7 E 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
42.3 NNW Ospringe, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 17-1-8 (880 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR000603
52.5 N Preston, Kent, S Catherine, 3 U/R, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1,3,3 of 3. [website] TR016607
62.5 ENE Boughton under Blean, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 11-0-6 (562 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th, 5th: check). [website] TR047585
72.8 W 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
83 N Faversham, Kent, S Mary of Charity (T), 10, 16-0-3 (814 kg) in E. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. [website] TR017615
93.1 N 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
103.6 W Newnham, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 6, 7-0-18 (364 kg) in B. Tue. [website] TQ953576
114.1 ESE Chilham, Kent, S Mary (T), 8, 16-2-21 (848 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TR068536
124.1 ENE Hernhill, Kent, S Michael, 8, 7-1-10 (373 kg) in A♭. Tue (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TR064606
134.5 NE Graveney, Kent, All Saints (T), 3, 6-3-19 (352 kg) in C. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR052626
144.9 WNW Lynsted, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 10-2-25 (545 kg) in G. Thu (with exceptions). [website] TQ942608
155.1 SE Godmersham, Kent, S Laurence M (GF), 6, 12-0-13 (616 kg) in F♯. [website] TR062504
165.1 NNW Teynham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 10-3-7 (549 kg) in A♭. Thu (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ966636
175.8 SW Charing, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 12-2-10 (640 kg) in G. Wed (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TQ954494
185.9 SSW Westwell, Kent, S Mary, 4 U/R, 12 cwt (~610 kg) in F♯. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable. [website] TQ990474
196 ESE Chartham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 13-1-25 (684 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TR106550
206.1 WNW Rodmersham, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9½ cwt (~480 kg) in A♭. [website] TQ925618
216.5 NW Tonge, Kent, S Giles (GF), 3 U/R, 5¾ cwt (~290 kg) in B. Derelict; unringable; tuning: 2,4,6 of 12. [website] TQ934640
226.7 SSE Wye, Kent, S Gregory & S Martin (T), 10, 19-1-8 (982 kg) in D. Fri. [website] TR054469
237.3 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
247.4 W Frinsted, Kent, S Dunstan (GF), 6, 6-1-1 (318 kg) in A. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ891574
257.5 E 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
267.5 WSW Lenham, Kent, S Mary, 8, 21-0-14 (1073 kg) in E♭. Tue. [website] TQ899521
277.5 E Harbledown, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. [website] TR131581
287.6 NW Sittingbourne, Kent, S Michael, 8, 19-0-6 (968 kg) in E. Mon. [website] TQ909636
297.8 WNW Tunstall, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 8, 10-1-8 (524 kg) in G. Fri. [website] TQ895619
308 SSW Little Chart, Kent, S Mary (T), 6, 6-0-21 (314 kg) in B. TQ944458
318 W Wormshill, Kent, S Giles (GF), 6, 3-1-15 (172 kg) in E. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TQ881574
328 SSW Hothfield, Kent, S Margaret (T), 6, 8-1-23 (430 kg) in A. No regular ringing. [website] TQ969445
338.2 ESE Petham, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 6-1-0 (318 kg) in B♭. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR130512
348.2 SE Waltham, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF;T), 6, 8-2-2 (433 kg) in A. Rung from chancel. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR112484
358.2 E Canterbury, Kent, S Dunstan, 6, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR142583
368.3 NW Milton Regis, Kent, Holy Trinity (S), 8, 9-2-24 (494 kg) in G. Thu (1st: check). [website] TQ908654
378.4 WNW Bredgar, Kent, S John Bapt (GF;T), 6, 9-2-6 (485 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ879603
388.4 NE Whitstable, Kent, S Alphege (T), 8, 3-1-13 (171 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] TR107664
398.6 SW Egerton, Kent, S James, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Anticlockwise. [website] TQ908475
408.6 E Canterbury, Kent, S Alphege, 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. No regular ringing. [website] TR149580
418.6 E Canterbury, Kent, S Stephen, Hackington, 8, 10-1-26 (533 kg) in A♭. Mon. [website] TR148591
428.7 E 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
438.7 S Ashford, Kent, S Mary V, 10, 21-2-22 (1102 kg) in E♭. The ringing bells form part of an 11-bell chime. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR010427
448.8 WSW Harrietsham, Kent, S John Bapt, 8, 12-2-12 (640 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TQ874530
458.8 NE Whitstable, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 7-2-6 (384 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TR117662
468.8 SW Pluckley, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 12-3-25 (659 kg) in E. Tue. [website] TQ926453
478.8 WNW Borden, Kent, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] TQ882629
489.2 N Eastchurch, Kent, All Saints, 6, 10-0-7 (511 kg) in G. Sat (with exceptions) 09:30. [website] TQ988714
499.2 NW Bobbing, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-2-21 (441 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken. Tue. [website] TQ888651
509.4 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