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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
· 47,053 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2751 fully complete (39%)
· 3112 ring complete (44%)
· 3899 show frame info (55%)
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 Feb Edition 11
Almost 6 years have elapsed since Edition 10 of Dove appeared in print, and so we are actively thinking about a successor. To that end we are anxious more than ever to ensure that our data continues to be as accurate as possible.

So, if there is something wrong with, or missing from, what we show as the entry for YOUR tower (probably best assessed by looking at it in the A-Z section), do please let us know as soon as possible just how that shortcoming should be resolved.

And when doing so, remember to include within your e-mail your status (eg, Tower Captain) with regard to the ring concerned.

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Dove Updates

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

21 Jun
· Ashley, Northants
   PN info added
· Aspatria, Cumbria
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Bridekirk, Cumbria
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Burton in Kendal, Cumbria
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Churchill, Som
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Dent, Cumbria
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Eling, Hants
   Indication of presence of simulator added
· Hindringham, Norfolk
   Tenor note and ring key not G (nominal: Ab-39c)
· Hindringham, Norfolk
   A/c added; tuning description added;
· Puriton, Som
   Indication of available toilet facility added ...
· Shap, Cumbria
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon
   Indication of available toilet facility added ...
· Wilbarston, Northants
   PN info added
· Winscombe, Som
   Indication of available toilet facility added

20 Jun
· Elsing, Norfolk
   Derelict flag added - last rung ? early C20th ?
· Wilbarston, Northants
   Restored and augmented

19 Jun
· Didcot, Oxon
   Regular practising has ceased: ringing now by ...
· Graveney, Kent
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Guilsborough, Northants
   URL amended
· Miami Cath, FL
   PN info amended

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

21 Jun
· Hindringham, Norfolk
· St Enoder, Cornwall
· Thorrington, Essex

20 Jun
· Brighstone, IoW
· Hartham Park, Wilts
· Hawley, Hants
· Kessingland, Suffolk
· Tendring, Essex
· Thorpe le Soken, Essex

19 Jun
· Guilsborough, Northants
· Parramatta, NSW
· Thorpe Bay, Essex

18 Jun
· Billingshurst, W Sussex

17 Jun
· East Hendred, Oxon
· Linslade, Beds

16 Jun
· East Farndon, Northants

15 Jun
· Ipswich, S Margaret, Suffolk
· Potton, Beds
· Tempsford, Beds

14 Jun
· Warnford, 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 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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