Dorset tower bell recordings

This page contains short recordings (10-40 sec) of Dorset's bells in mp3 format.  Eventually I hope to build up a library of all of the counties bells, but this will take time.  
Unfortunately a slight issue with the delete button in 2011 followed by a long period of apathy has led to a major set back in this quest!  Most of the recordings have been made outside the tower so you'll hear what the public hears.  The towers shown in red are those for which I do not yet have a recording.  A few of the recordings have been kindly donated by Mike Pitman.

Below each link to the recording I have added the weight and the key.  These may vary from other sources.  The tenor weight is what I think is the most accurate.  Dorset suffers badly from 'bell foundry weights' and therefore some of the quoted weights below are either mine or other peoples estimates.

At the bottom of the page is a section containing recordings I had made prior to augmentation or retuning work.

Current recordings:

 A Abbotsbury
6 BELLS (9-3-01 IN Ab)

6 BELLS (8-2-23 IN Ab)

   
 B
Beaminster
10 BELLS (22-1-27 IN D)

6 BELLS (18-2-17 IN Eb)
5 BELLS (8-0-25 IN Ab)
8 BELLS (19-3-15 IN Eb)
 
8 BELLS (16-1-18 IN F#)

Bournemouth 
(St Peter)
8 BELLS (20-2-07 IN E)
Bournemouth 
(The Sacred Heart)
6 BELLS (3-2-06 IN Eb)
6 BELLS (12-1-06 IN G)
 
6 BELLS (13-2-21 IN F)

Bradford Peverell
8 BELLS (5-3-27 IN A)
8 BELLS (15-1-00 IN F#)
8 BELLS (21-0-00 IN Eb)
 
6 BELLS (14-2-16 IN F)

8 BELLS (4-2-21 IN D)
8 BELLS (16-3-27 IN Eb)
6 BELLS (~16CWT) IN E
 
6 BELLS (10-0-25) IN F#

     
 C
Canford Magna
6 BELLS (9-2-24 IN F#)

8 BELLS (13-3-13 IN F)
8 BELLS (13-0-08 IN F)
10 BELLS (14-3-08 IN F)
 
6 BELLS (11-0-24 IN F#)

8 BELLS (17-2-04 IN E)
Chrischurch Priory
12 BELLS (~27cwt IN D)
8 BELLS (~5cwt IN C)
 
5 BELLS (8-0-26 IN Ab)

6 BELLS (11-2-11 IN F)
6 BELLS (11-3-26 IN G)
6 BELLS (13-3-03 IN F)
 
 Cranborne
6 BELLS (17-0-21 IN F)

     
 D
8 BELLS (20-3-00 IN Eb)

6 BELLS (10-0-12 IN F#)
   
 E
6 BELLS (7-1-04 IN A)

     
 F
3 BELLS (8-2-00 IN A#)

6 BELLS (13-3-21 IN F)
8 BELLS (13-0-27 IN G)
Frampton
6 BELLS (16-0-14 IN E)
 G
8 BELLS (24-1-12 IN Db)

6 BELLS (11-3-19 IN G)
5 BELLS (~8cwt IN Ab)
5 BELLS (10-1-15 IN F#)
 H
5 BELLS (7-3-23 IN G)
6 BELLS (10-0-07 IN G)
6 BELLS (6.3 Oz IN Db)

6 BELLS (15-0-08 IN F)
 
6 BELLS (~16cwt IN F)

Hinton Martell
5 BELLS (8-1-00 IN A)
6 BELLS (14-3-00 IN E)
 
 I
6 BELLS (14-1-12 IN E)

     
 K
10 BELLS (23-3-16 IN D)

Kington Magna
5 BELLS (14-3-03 IN F#)
   
 L
3 BELLS (3-2-00 IN F)

6 BELLS (9-3-05 IN F#)
5 BELLS (6-1-09 IN Bb)
8 BELLS (13-2-23 IN F)
 
6 BELLS (19-1-3 IN Eb)

5 BELLS (8-2-09 IN Ab)
6 BELLS (7-3-26 IN Ab)
Long Crichel
6 BELLS (12-2-00 IN G)
 
5 BELLS (~16cwt IN F)

10 BELLS (10-3-18 IN G)
6 BELLS (7-3-09 IN Bb)
6 BELLS (9-3-13 IN G)
 M
6 BELLS (10-1-00 IN G)

5 BELLS (6-3-18 IN Bb)
6 BELLS (12-2-07 IN F)
Margaret Marsh
5 BELLS (3-3-03 in C#)
 
6 BELLS (19-0-02 IN E)

6 BELLS (8-1-04 IN A)
5 BELLS (7-2-27 IN A)
6 BELLS (~10cwt IN G)
 
6 BELLS (8-3-18 IN A)

8 BELLS (~10cwt IN Ab)
5 BELLS (8-1-02 IN G)
Motcombe
5 BELLS (7-0-07 IN Ab)
 N
5 BELLS (12-1-06 IN F)

Netherbury
6 BELLS (~19cwt IN E)

 
 O
6 BELLS (5-3-05 IN C)

6 BELLS (10-3-04 IN G)
Over Compton
4 BELLS (11-3-01 IN F#)
 
 P
4 BELLS (5-3-00 IN D)

6 BELLS (12-0-14 IN G)
6 BELLS (19-0-04 IN E)
5 BELLS (8cwt IN Ab)
 
10 BELLS (19-1-20 IN E)

6 BELLS (~20cwt IN Eb)
6 BELLS (16-1-18 IN E)
Puncknowle
3 BELLS (9cwt IN A)
 R
5 BELLS (13-0-17 IN F)

Ryme Intrinseca
3 BELLS (9cwt IN A)
  
 S
6 BELLS (11-1-11 IN F#)

Shaftesbury (Cann)
4 BELLS (6-2-22 IN B)
6 BELLS (8-0-04 IN F#)
Shaftesbury (St Peter)
6 BELLS (12-2-26 IN Eb)

Shapwick
5 BELLS (7-3-08 IN G)

8 BELLS (46-0-05 IN Bb)
8 BELLS (15-2-09 IN E)
6 BELLS (4-3-24 IN C)
 
6 BELLS (9-2-25 IN G)
6 BELLS (9-0-10 IN F#)

6 BELLS (6-2-07 IN Bb)
6 BELLS (~17cwt IN E)
 
Stalbridge
6 BELLS (17-3-10 IN E)

5 BELLS (14-0-21 IN F)
6 BELLS (12-2-04 IN G)
Stourton Caundle
4 BELLS (~10cwt IN G)
 
5 BELLS (10-1-27 IN F)

Sturminster Marshall
6 BELLS (18-0-23 IN Eb)
6 BELLS (16-0-18 IN Eb)
8 BELLS (22-0-24 IN Eb)
 
5 BELLS (~19cwt IN D)

6 BELLS (~14cwt IN F#)
  
 T
3 BELLS (~7cwt IN Bb)

3 BELLS (9-2-25 IN Bb)
5 BELLS (6-3-00 IN A)
Thorncombe
8 BELLS (20-0-24 IN Eb)
 
8 BELLS (8-2-22 IN A)

8 BELLS (8-2-16 IN G)
5 BELLS (2-3-00 IN F# ish)
8 BELLS (~18cwt IN E)
 
Turnworth
3 BELLS (6-2-00 IN G)

   
 W
Wareham
10 BELLS (17-1-20 IN E)

West Stafford
3 BELLS (6-2-00 IN B)
3 BELLS (~8cwt IN A)
8 BELLS (12-1-09 IN F#)
 
6 BELLS (9-2-00 IN A)

6 BELLS (9-2-00 IN A)
Whitchurch Canonicorum
8 BELLS (16-3-26 IN D)
Wimborne Minster
12 BELLS (29-2-20 IN D)
 
8 BELLS (15-1-05 IN F)

Winterborne Houghton
3 BELLS (~8cwt IN A)
6 BELLS (9-1-19 IN G)
Winterborne Stickland
4 BELLS (~7cwt IN G)
 
6 BELLS (11-0-10 IN F#)

4 BELLS (~9cwt IN A)
Winterbourne Abbas
3 BELLS (~7cwt IN A)
6 BELLS (9-1-26 IN G)
 
6 BELLS (11-0-24 IN G)

6 BELLS (6-0-06 IN C)
  
 Y
6 BELLS (18-0-08 IN E)
   
     

Historical Recordings:

 C
5 BELLS (~12 cwt IN F)
Before augmentation to 6

 
M 
4 BELLS (~5cwt IN C)
Before augmentation to 5

 
 W
8 BELLS (17-0-18 IN D)
Before tuning & restoration

10 BELLS (29-2-20 IN D)
Before augmentation to 12

4 BELLS (~7cwt IN G)
Before replacement of the treble