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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
· 7139 rings
· 46,896 bells
· 7139 rings of which, now:
· 2554 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

17 Oct Church postcodes
Our FAQ18 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):

09 Dec
· Beaumaris, Ynys Mon
   Ringng suspended following tower fire
· Richmond, N Yorks
   Present ring planned not be removed before 13 ...

08 Dec
· Richmond, N Yorks
   Replacement ring of 8 now cast

07 Dec
· Northchurch, Herts
   Postcode amended (to school, whose car park t ...
· Oddington, Oxon
   Entry removed: converted to a chime WofA 2012

06 Dec
· Keele, Woodlands, Staffs
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Mitcheldean, Glos
   Ringing has been suspended UFN (spire/weather ...

05 Dec
· Broughton, Northants
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Broughton, Northants
   Tenor note added (nominal A+19c); now a ring ...

03 Dec
· Epsom Common, Surrey
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Foxley, Norfolk
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Hampton Bishop, Herefs
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Radwinter, Essex
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Shaftesbury, Cann, Dorset
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...
· Tarrant Gunville, Dorset
   Indication of toilet facility removed: key re ...

02 Dec
· Nassington, Northants
   Now augmented to 6

01 Dec
· Michaelchurch Escley, Herefs
   Bells now out for restoration and augmentatio ...
· Michaelchurch Escley, Herefs
   Tenor wt amended (to 'as received' value)
· Pattingham, Staffs
   Postcode amended

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

07 Dec
· Michaelchurch Escley, Herefs

06 Dec
· Brome, Suffolk
· Fressingfield, Suffolk
· Oxenhall, Glos

05 Dec
· Brandeston, Suffolk
· Broughton, Northants
· Wakefield, Sandal Magna
· Winsley, Wilts
· Winterbourne Bassett, Wilts

04 Dec
· Badminton, Glos
· Bramfield, Suffolk
· Bramford, Suffolk
· Brampton, Suffolk
· Manfield, N Yorks
· Philleigh, Cornwall

03 Dec
· Bradfield St George, Suffolk

01 Dec
· Old Brampton, Derbys
· Old Whittington, Derbys

30 Nov
· Great Wymondley, Herts
· Greatworth, 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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