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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7141 towers
· 46,791 bells
· 7141 towers of which, now:
· 2498 fully complete (35%)
· 3050 ring complete (43%)
· 3564 show frame info (50%)
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 the exact location of towers, satellite navigation data, and details of changes to entries as they occur. That scope has been even further extended by the addition of data for individual bells 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

17 Aug URLs quoted in Edn 10
Within the Appendices to Edn 10, several of the URLs quoted are no longer operative. Accordingly, we provide - in the second item shown under Listings, etc (see lh panel, under Site Index) - revised versions for these URLs.

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Dove Updates

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

06 Oct
· London, Bishopsgate, C London
   QP rung implies ringing suspension lifted (so ...
· Portsmouth Cath, Hants
   Ringing suspended UFN (tower repair work)
· Winterton, Lincs
   Ringing has resumed (money problems remain!)

05 Oct
· Walkhampton, Devon
   No longer rung from ground floor

04 Oct
· Ryde, Swanmore, IoW
   Additional ring
· Scotter, Lincs
   Indication of toilet facility added

02 Oct
· Brownsea Island, Dorset
   PN info mod'd (free ringers ferry leaves Sand ...
· Epping, Essex
   Tenor wt amended (from ~20.5cwt)

01 Oct
· Treneglos, Cornwall
   Tenor note added
· Uttoxeter, Staffs
   Tenor problem not as serious as previously th ...

30 Sep
· Barrow upon Humber, Lincs
   URL removed: www.lowwood.org.uk/ - forbidd ...
· Buckland Dinham, Som
   Old concert pitch tuning flag set
· Dunham on Trent, Notts
   Postcode amended
· Hollesley, Suffolk
   URL removed: www.hollesley.com/ - no connec ...
· Ilkeston, Derbys
   Restoration work noted as now being under way
· Kirklington, N Yorks
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Moreton in Marsh, Glos
   Wed PN is now 'exc 1st'
· Newburn, Tyne+Wear
   URL removed www.newburnparish.co.uk/bellrin ...
· Wortley, S Yorks
   Bells now removed for restoration

28 Sep
· Brighton, S Nicholas, E Sussex
   Indication added of discrepancy: twr board vs ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

06 Oct
· Queensbury, W Yorks

05 Oct
· Weston u Penyard, Herefs

04 Oct
· Ryde, Swanmore, IoW

02 Oct
· Epping, Essex
· Maldon, All Ss, Essex
· Tintinhull, Som
· Woodham Mortimer, Essex

01 Oct
· Treneglos, Cornwall

30 Sep
· Newbold on Avon, Warks

29 Sep
· Houghton, Hants
· Northington, Hants

28 Sep
· Lillington, Dorset

26 Sep
· Corringham, Essex

24 Sep
· Colne Engaine, Essex
· Swithland, Leics
· Westgate on Sea, Kent
· Woodhouse, Leics

23 Sep
· Penselwood, Som

22 Sep
· Ash, Som
· Breamore, Hants

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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 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.

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