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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
· 46,913 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2602 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

10 Mar Is your tower info incorrect?
As was pointed out in a RW letter today, the onus for ensuring that we show correct practice details lies with the officers of the tower itself.

Our FAQ#22 deals with this matter in some detail.

Also, as indicated in our previous News item of 3 May 2016, webmasters are reminded to keep us informed, please, about wholesale changes to URLs.

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Dove Updates

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

28 Apr
· Brooke, Norfolk
   Rehang complete (new frame, new fittings)
· Leigh, The, Glos
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Ramsey, Cambs
   Ringing suspended: ch roof repairs prob till ...

27 Apr
· Blockley, Glos
   Bells,frame,fittings about to go to Lo'boro' ...
· Devizes, S John, Wilts
   H/s,clappers,etc at Lo'boro' for restn & rehang
· Malpas, Cheshire
   More restn wk: all wheels and h/s of 1,2,6 at ...
· Middleton, Suffolk
   4th noted as being cracked

26 Apr
· Brighstone, IoW
   All 8 now being rung
· Helmshore, Lancs
   Tenor weight amended (was 9-2-16)
· Wigtoft, Lincs
   Tenor weight amended (was 7-3-21)
· Woodchurch, Mers
   WBF twr board incorrectly shows 4-0-3 for ten ...

25 Apr
· Ribchester, Lancs
   PN info added

24 Apr
· Devizes, Southbroom, Wilts
   PN added
· Over Stowey, Som
   Taylor tower board shows incorrect wt for 4th
· Wivelsfield, E Sussex
   Ring marginally closer to key of Bb rather th ...

23 Apr
· Colchester, S Leonard, Essex
   Ringing has restarted; practices 3rd Fri
· Fiddington, Som
   WBF twr board info: wrong founder for 3,5, wr ...
· Helmsley, N Yorks
   Work completed: restriction on visiting ringe ...
· Norton j Malton, N Yorks
   PN info modified: start 19:00 and prior check ...
· Thorrington, Essex
   PN info amended: every Wed but none in August ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

28 Apr
· Colchester, S Peter, Essex
· Irby in the Marsh, Lincs
· Irby upon Humber, Lincs
· Islington, Upper St

27 Apr
· Ingestre, Staffs
· Middleton, Suffolk
· Washington Cath, DC
· Wigtoft, Lincs

26 Apr
· Helmshore, Lancs
· Hyde, Gr Man
· Ickleford, Herts
· Iddesleigh, Devon
· Iden, E Sussex
· Langdon Hills, Essex
· Metfield, Suffolk
· Miami Cath, FL

25 Apr
· Hursley, Hants
· Hurst, Berks
· Huttoft, Lincs
· Hythe, Kent

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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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