Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Fordwich, Kent, S Mary V, 4 U/R, 6¼ cwt (~320 kg) in C. One or more bells not hung; unringable. [website] TR180598
20.3 NW Sturry, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 9-3-7 (498 kg) in G. Tue. [website] TR175601
32 W Canterbury, Kent, S Stephen, Hackington, 8, 10-1-26 (533 kg) in A♭. Mon. [website] TR148591
42.2 WSW 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
52.2 WSW Canterbury, Kent, S Alphege, 6, 7½ cwt (~380 kg) in B. No regular ringing. [website] TR149580
62.2 SE Littlebourne, Kent, S Vincent, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Mon (check with contact) 18:30. [website] TR210578
72.5 WSW Canterbury, Kent, S Dunstan, 6, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] TR142583
82.6 ESE Wickhambreaux, Kent, S Andrew, 6, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in A♭. Anticlockwise. Thu. [website] TR219587
92.8 SSE Bekesbourne, Kent, S Peter (GF), 6, 7-2-16 (388 kg) in A♭. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Mon. [website] TR194554
102.9 S Patrixbourne, Kent, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 4-2-25 (240 kg) in D. Unringable. [website] TR189551
113.1 NNE Hoath, Kent, Holy Cross (GF), 3 U/R, 4¾ cwt (~240 kg) in C. Unringable. [website] TR203641
123.2 WSW Harbledown, Kent, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 3 U/R, 6 cwt (~300 kg) in B. Unringable; anticlockwise; No stays or sliders. [website] TR131581
133.5 WSW 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
143.5 S Bridge, Kent, S Peter (GF), 3 U/R, 10 cwt (~510 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] TR183541
153.8 N Herne, Kent, S Martin, 8, 12-2-5 (637 kg) in F. Wed. [website] TR182658
163.9 NE Chislet, Kent, S Mary V, 6, 15-3-9 (804 kg) in E♭. Mon. [website] TR224643
174 E Preston, Kent, S Mildred (GF), 6, 7-3-21 (403 kg) in G. PN alternates: Preston; Wingham. Tue (alt: check). [website] TR243604
184.1 ESE Wingham, Kent, S Mary V, 8, 19¼ cwt (~980 kg) in E. Ringing currently not permitted; PN alternates: Preston; Wingham. [website] TR241574
194.5 SE Adisham, Kent, Holy Innocents, 4 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) from ring hung dead : tenor; one bell (or more) from ring unhung : 1,2,3; unringable. [website] TR227542
205.4 WSW Chartham, Kent, S Mary, 6, 13-1-25 (684 kg) in E. Thu. [website] TR106550
215.6 NW Whitstable, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 7-2-6 (384 kg) in A♭. Wed. [website] TR117662
225.6 SE Goodnestone, Kent, Holy Cross, 6, 11-2-12 (590 kg) in A♭. [website] TR254545
235.9 SSW Upper Hardres, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 3 U/R, 8¼ cwt (~420 kg) in G. Unringable. [website] TR152507
246.1 NW Whitstable, Kent, S Alphege (T), 8, 3-1-13 (171 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] TR107664
256.1 SSW Petham, Kent, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 6-1-0 (318 kg) in B♭. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR130512
266.4 SSE Barham, Kent, S John Bapt (T), 5, 11-3-3 (598 kg) in F♯. Mon 18:45. [website] TR209500
276.5 SE Nonington, Kent, S Mary V (GF), 3 U/R, 9 cwt (~460 kg) in A♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; tuning: 1-3 of 4. TR252523
286.7 E Ash next Sandwich, Kent, S Nicholas, 10, 21-3-0 (1105 kg) in E♭. Fri. [website] TR287583
296.8 NE St Nicholas at Wade, Kent, S Nicholas, 6, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Thu (by arrangement) 20:00. [website] TR265666
307 ENE Monkton, Kent, S Mary Magd (T), 6, 7-0-9 (360 kg) in A. Fri 18:30. [website] TR278652
317.2 W Hernhill, Kent, S Michael, 8, 7-1-10 (373 kg) in A♭. Tue (with exceptions) 20:00. [website] TR064606
327.3 SSW Stelling, Kent, S Mary (GF), 3 U/R, 7¼ cwt (~370 kg) in C. Derelict; unringable. [website] TR141485
337.9 WSW Chilham, Kent, S Mary (T), 8, 16-2-21 (848 kg) in E. Wed. [website] TR068536
348.1 WNW Graveney, Kent, All Saints (T), 3, 6-3-19 (352 kg) in C. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR052626
358.2 SSW Waltham, Kent, S Bartholomew (GF;T), 6, 8-2-2 (433 kg) in A. Rung from chancel. Tue (with exceptions). [website] TR112484
368.2 W Boughton under Blean, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (T), 8, 11-0-6 (562 kg) in F♯. Tue (2nd, 4th, 5th: check). [website] TR047585
378.5 ENE Minster (Thanet), Kent, S Mary V, 5, 17 cwt (~860 kg) in E. Tuning: 1-5 of 6. Wed. [website] TR310642
388.7 ESE Eastry, Kent, S Mary BV, 8, 16-3-20 (860 kg) in E♭. Mon 18:30. [website] TR310547
398.8 SE Eythorne, Kent, S Peter & S Paul (GF), 5, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. Rung from porch. [website] TR279497
409 W 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
419.3 SW Godmersham, Kent, S Laurence M (GF), 6, 12-0-13 (616 kg) in F♯. [website] TR062504
429.4 ESE Betteshanger, Kent, S Mary V, Northbourne Park School (GF), 3 U/R, 4¼ cwt (~220 kg) in D. Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1,2♭,3 of 3. [website] TR312525
439.4 E Sandwich, Kent, S Peter, 8 U/R, 15-2-9 (792 kg) in E♭. One or more bells not hung; unringable; manual curfew rung: daily at 20:00 on tenor (only bell ringable); tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). [website] TR330581
449.5 NE Birchington, Kent, All Saints, 8, 8-2-17 (440 kg) in A. Tue. [website] TR301690
459.5 E Sandwich, Kent, S Clement, 6, 12-1-6 (625 kg) in F♯. Sat 09:15. [website] TR332580
469.6 ENE Birchington, Kent, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park (GF), 12, 14¾ cwt (~750 kg) in F. Sat (1st, 3rd). [website] TR310680
479.9 S Elham, Kent, S Mary V, 8, 13-2-15 (693 kg) in F♯. Thu 19:00. [website] TR177438
4810 SSW Elmsted, Kent, S James Gt (GF;T), 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G♯. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1-5,6♯ of 6. [website] TR116449
4910.1 W Faversham, Kent, S Mary of Charity (T), 10, 16-0-3 (814 kg) in E. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. [website] TR017615
5010.1 W Preston, Kent, S Catherine, 3 U/R, 2½ cwt (~130 kg) in F. Unringable; anticlockwise; tuning: (approx) 1,3,3 of 3. [website] TR016607