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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
· 7147 rings
· 46,993 bells
· 7147 rings of which, now:
· 2673 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

1 Aug Holiday period
In the course of the next few weeks there will be several occasions when neither the Dove or the pNBR webpages will be updated as frequently nor as immediately as has become usual. Please understand that this does not necessarily imply that your valued e-mails will not have arrived, but that we are probably away from our desk for a day or ten (or even more). You can rest assured that those which have arrived will indeed be dealt with in due course: so please be patient.

As always, we will try to use the absence of the Edit Details facility to indicate when e-mails addressed to Dovemaster are likely not to receive a timely response.

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Dove Updates

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

19 Sep
· Great Missenden, Bucks
   Postcode amended
· Vale, Guernsey
   URL addded

18 Sep
· Ypres, West Flanders
   New ring, tested 17/09/2017; no ringing till ...

17 Sep
· Stonegrave Minster, N Yorks
   Additional ring (albeit currently u/r)

16 Sep
· St Albans, S Peter, Herts
   URL added

15 Sep
· Sherfield English, Hants
   PN info added

14 Sep
· Bradwell on Sea, Essex
   Restoration and augmentation work completed
· Rochdale, Healey, Gr Man
   Bells rehung (and have been rung)

13 Sep
· Harringworth, Northants
   PN info added
· Lyddington, Rutland
   PN amended (was alt Fri) - and shared with Up ...
· North Luffenham, Rutland
   PN info amended (was Thu)
· Oakham, Rutland
   PN info added
· Seaton, Rutland
   PN info added
· Uppingham, Rutland
   PN info added

11 Sep
· Bristol, Redcliffe, C Bris
   Ringing suspended (-> ~01/11/2017): mtce, fra ...

10 Sep
· Dewsbury, W Yorks
   Cracked 3rd has been welded by Soundweld
· Otley, W Yorks
   Restoration work has started

08 Sep
· Longis Common, Alderney
   New ring: QP rung 07/09/2017

04 Sep
· Screveton, Notts
   Flag added re cracked treble

03 Sep
· Beckwithshaw, N Yorks
   URL added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

20 Sep
· Leckford, Hants
· Over, Cambs
· Speen, Berks
· Stamford, All Ss, Lincs
· Standlake, Oxon
· Standon, Herts
· Stanfield, Norfolk
· Stanford Dingley, Berks

19 Sep
· Crawley, W Sussex
· Henley on Thames, Oxon
· Kingston, Cambs
· Spilsby, Lincs
· Spofforth, N Yorks
· Stadhampton, Oxon
· Stafford, Staffs

18 Sep
· Allesley, W Mids
· Bradstone, Devon
· Catworth, Cambs
· Pune, India
· Shrewton, Wilts

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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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