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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
Coverage statistics
· 7140 rings
· 46,894 bells
· 7140 rings of which, now:
· 2541 fully complete (36%)
Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers  
Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers

This is the online version of Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers, the authoritative source for current information about rings of bells since the first printed edition appeared in 1950. Unlike the printed book, however, here (and subject to a set of Conventions) we provide full-featured searching, links to mapping facilities to show their exact location, satellite navigation data, and details of changes to entries as they occur. That scope has been further extended by the addition of data for individual bells and the frame(s) in which they hang as a step towards a prototype National Bell Register (the 'pNBR').

The printed Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers is available to buy. Click here for more details.

Site News

24 Oct Shropshire Assn URLs
With assistance from their Webmaster, Madeline Harris, we are showing revised URLs for Shropshire Assn rings.

17 Oct Church postcodes
Our FAQ#18 endeavours to discourage - as strongly as possible - any attempt to use the postcode we show for SatNav purposes. Further it gives the rationale as to why we have not (thus far) eliminated its presence from the details page for a ring.

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Dove Updates

Recent changes to details (only some of which will update their Dove entry):

26 Oct
· East Witton, N Yorks
   PN info added (although sometimes at Middleham)
· Middleham, N Yorks
   PN info added (more often held at East Witton)
· Stockleigh English, Devon
   Visiting bands restrn lifted but tenor -> lim ...
· Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon
   Visiting bands restriction lifted

25 Oct
· Margaret Marsh, Dorset
   Now augmented > 5
· Sunderland, HT, Tyne+Wear
   Cracks in tower fabric: ringing stopped UFN

24 Oct
· Broomfield, Kent
   Now augmented to 6
· Cambridge, S Andrew, Cambs
   PN start time added
· Cropredy, Oxon
   Ringing suspended UFN: church roof unsafe
· Telford, Dawley Magna, Shrops
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Wadenhoe, Northants
   PN info added

22 Oct
· Ossett, W Yorks
   Now augmented to a diatonic 15 + 5#
· Ringstead, Northants
   Restoration work has now been completed

21 Oct
· Drayton Bassett, Staffs
   Ringing no longer restricted
· Great Hormead, Herts
   Tenor not F (nominal: F#-28c); wt is approx ( ...
· Shute, Devon
   Indication of toilet facility added
· York Minster, N Yorks
   'All ... ringing activity ... will cease ...'

20 Oct
· Arborfield, Berks
   SatNav destination added
· Bilston, W Mids
   PN amended (from Fri)

18 Oct
· Embleton, Northumb
   URL added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

26 Oct
· Achurch, Northants
· Egham, Surrey
· Egloshayle, Cornwall
· Egremont, Cumbria
· Elkesley, Notts
· Elland, W Yorks
· Ellastone, Staffs
· Elmley Castle, Worcs
· Sywell, Northants
· Tansor, Northants
· Thornby, Northants
· Thornhaugh, Cambs

25 Oct
· Edworth, Beds
· Egerton, Kent
· Egmanton, Notts
· Thorpe Malsor, Northants
· Thrapston, Northants
· Titchmarsh, Northants
· Twywell, Northants
· Wakerley, Northants

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Details incorrect or incomplete?

All who have supplied information are gratefully thanked for their contributions, particularly those who have been mailing additions and corrections since these pages first appeared on the internet. It is the goodwill that ringers throughout the world have demonstrated over the years, together with the ready assistance shown by professional bell hangers and bellfounders, which enables us to maintain the accuracy of what we are able to present.

If (and only if) you are absolutely confident that the data we are showing is incorrect or incomplete for a tower in which you have special interest or responsibility or knowledge, AND you have also ensured that the matter is not addressed in our FAQs, then do let us have the correct detail. Please refer to the two relevant pages (Description, and Editing) for details about our conventions for this aspect of our data and how to submit any necessary changes. Our Warnings also amplify just why content of any submitted change cannot be expected to be instantaneously visible.

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