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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
· 7141 rings
· 46,929 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2610 fully complete (37%)
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

10 Mar Is your tower info incorrect?
As was pointed out in a RW letter today, the onus for ensuring that we show correct practice details lies with the officers of the tower itself.

Our FAQ#22 deals with this matter in some detail.

Also, as indicated in our previous News item of 3 May 2016, webmasters are reminded to keep us informed, please, about wholesale changes to URLs.

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

23 May
· Dawlish, Devon
   URL added
· Dawlish, Devon
   pNBR (&GAD) > 5th 31.75"; JGMS(p127) & twr we ...

22 May
· Cornworthy, Devon
   Current restoration work noted
· Shepshed, Leics
   Ringing resumed ~12/04/2017
· Whitestaunton, Som
   Rehang complete; new CI frame; now a 6; rung ...

21 May
· Nether Heyford, Northants
   Maintenance work completed
· Peasenhall, Suffolk
   Flag set: pNBR shows M&S date for 1; Raven sh ...
· Peasenhall, Suffolk
   Flag set: pNBR shows 1694 for date of 2nd; tw ...
· Ryde, IoW
   Mtce wk to wheels and clappers complete, ring ...

20 May
· Llanblethian, ValeGlam
   Indication of toilet facility added (churchya ...

18 May
· Grinton, N Yorks
   Maintenance wk completed: clappers, c/s, roll ...
· Knighton, Leics
   URL added
· Malpas, Cheshire
   Restoration work now complete
· Rainford, Mers
   Maintenance wk completed: clappers, c/s, bell ...

17 May
· Garvestone, Norfolk
   Now ringable (no practice)
· Moulton, Suffolk
   2,4,5 are cracked: flag set
· Stoke, Tunstall, Staffs
   Indication of available toilet facility noted
· Tutbury, Staffs
   Indication of available toilet facility noted

16 May
· Bathurst Cath, NSW
   PN start time changed (from 19:00)

15 May
· Occold, Suffolk
   Treble noted as cracked

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

24 May
· Laughton en le Morthen
· Lawford, Essex
· Leafield, Oxon
· Leckhampstead, Bucks
· Rede, Suffolk
· Redgrave, Suffolk

23 May
· Lanhydrock, Cornwall
· Lansallos, Cornwall
· Lastingham, N Yorks
· Slapton, Bucks

22 May
· Langley, Norfolk
· Langtoft, Lincs
· Langton by Partney, Lincs
· Langton by Wragby, Lincs
· Langton Long Blandford
· Pettistree, Suffolk
· Rattlesden, Suffolk

21 May
· Palgrave, Suffolk
· Peasenhall, Suffolk

20 May
· Lancaster Priory, Lancs

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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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