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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
· 46,995 bells
· 7147 rings of which, now:
· 2683 fully complete (38%)
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

5 Oct iOS Dove App
Regrettably we have been unable to keep the iOS Dove App up to date with changes to other software on which it depends.

Accordingly we advise that this app is no longer available; nor does it work satisfactorily under iOS8.

30 Sep Home sought for Bound RWs
Bound copies of the RW for the years 1967-69, 1971, 1973-75, and for 1979, are seeking a good home. No purchase price is sought, but a donation to The Sharpe Collection Trust would be appropriate as they were previously owned by the late Mary Bliss. The new owner is expected to arrange for them to be moved from Cardiff as soon as convenient to both parties: contact John Baldwin.

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Dove Updates

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

16 Oct
· Coalpit Heath, Glos
   URL added
· East Haddon, Northants
   No longer GF; indication of toilet facility a ...
· Lichfield, S Mary, Staffs
   Ringing suspended: work (bldg >> city library ...
· Pillerton Hersey, Warks
   An additional bell has been donated, so >> 5 ...

15 Oct
· Combe Raleigh, Devon
   Presence of simulator noted

13 Oct
· Black Bourton, Oxon
   No longer anticlockwise
· Bramley, Surrey
   Bells now removed: to be tuned and rehung
· Cuddesdon, Oxon
   Bells to be removed w/b 16 Oct for WofA work ...
· North Moreton, Oxon
   Indication of toilet facility added

11 Oct
· Market Drayton, Shrops
   SatNav destination (church car park entrance) ...
· Swalcliffe, Oxon
   Tenor wt now = G&J records (& twr notice) rat ...

08 Oct
· Byfield, Northants
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Farnworth and Kearsley, Gr Man
   No regular practice (no local band): PN info ...

06 Oct
· Berkeley, Glos
   Tenor no longer 23-0-0 in E; bells now on reb ...
· Black Bourton, Oxon
   Tenor no longer 7-0-10
· Llancarfan, ValeGlam
   Church consvn wk continues, visits probably OK

05 Oct
· Newton, Cambs
   Ringing chamber is GF; tuning description added
· Sheffield, Ranmoor, S Yorks
   Postcode amended
· Sunningwell, Oxon
   CB Berks could imply frame date as 1937 which ...

04 Oct
· Farnworth and Kearsley, Gr Man
   Issues now resolved, ringing resumed

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

16 Oct
· East Haddon, Northants
· Pillerton Hersey, Warks
· Thornton Watlass, N Yorks
· Thorpe, Derbys
· Throwley, Kent
· Thrumpton, Notts
· Thrybergh, S Yorks
· Thurgarton, Notts
· Thurles RC Cath, Tip
· Thurlton, Norfolk
· Tibenham, Norfolk

15 Oct
· Bullington, Hants
· Combe Raleigh, Devon
· Teynham, Kent
· Thorpe on the Hill, Lincs
· Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk
· Thorpe Salvin, S Yorks
· Threekingham, Lincs
· Yarkhill, Herefs

14 Oct
· North Tamerton, Cornwall

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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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