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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7135 towers
· 46,583 bells
· 7135 towers of which, now:
· 2392 fully complete (34%)
· 2932 ring complete (41%)
· 3287 show frame info (46%)
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 the exact location of towers, satellite navigation data, and details of changes to entries as they occur. That scope has been even further extended by the addition of data for individual bells 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

21 Jul Problems
Dovemaster is currently labouring under difficulties: on returning from a few days away he has found that he has lost his internet connection. Please understand that as we try to catch up using alternative routes and mechanisms we may not be as current with your updates as we would like. (We are totally within the hands of dear old BT.)

20 Jun Holidays
It is the time of year when many people take the opportunity of having a break from the normal routine; Dovemaster is no exception.

In the course of the next few months there will be several occasions when the Dove webpages will neither be updated as frequently nor as immediately as has become the norm. Please understand that this does not imply that your valued e-mails have not arrived, but that we are possibly away from our desk for a day or five (or even more). That they will be dealt with you can rest assured, so please be patient.

The absence of the Edit Details facility will indicate when Dovemaster is not dealing with his Dove duties.

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Dove Updates

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

29 Jul
· Cromer, Norfolk
   Rehang and augmentation (to 8) completed (WofA)
· East Ogwell, Devon
   Rehung (WofA): tenor no longer 5-2-15
· Preston, ER Yorks
   Wk to achieve rehang as static chime completed

25 Jul
· Friskney, Lincs
   Indication of toilet facility added

24 Jul
· Chalfont St Giles, Bucks
   New URL provided
· Clive, Shrops
   Bells currently being overhauled (JT)
· Great Shefford, Berks
   URL has 'returned' but drill well down to fin ...

23 Jul
· Buckfast Abbey, Devon
   Being rung again 'after being silent for 3yrs ...
· Lyneham, Wilts
   Ring key (despite tenor nominal) nearer F tha ...
· Southampton, S Mary, Hants
   Bells are being rung again: mtce work completed
· Spilsby, Lincs
   Indication of toilet facility added

22 Jul
· Montgomery, Powys
   Indication of toilet facility added

21 Jul
· Durban, KZN
   PN info amended
· Durban, Greyville, KZN
   PN info amended
· Heckington, Lincs
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Thorpe Arnold, Leics
   PN info added

20 Jul
· Lytham, S Peter, Lancs
   Ringing no longer prohibited
· Shilton, Warks
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Tarrington, Herefs
   Restoration work completed and have been rung

19 Jul
· Bath, Walcot, Som
   Removed, to be replaced by 3 ex L'pool (via K ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

29 Jul
· Burton Bradstock, Dorset
· Swillington, W Yorks

28 Jul
· Symondsbury, Dorset

26 Jul
· Lyneham, Wilts

25 Jul
· Bristol, Ss P'ip'n'J, C Bris

23 Jul
· Aldeby, Norfolk
· Halstock, Dorset
· Netherbury, Dorset
· South Perrott, Dorset
· Stoke Abbott, Dorset

22 Jul
· Combeinteignhead, Devon

21 Jul
· Churcham, Glos

18 Jul
· Arlecdon, Cumbria

14 Jul
· Brighton, Preston Park
· Cholsey, Oxon
· Clifford Chambers, Warks

13 Jul
· Bushley, Worcs
· Hartpury, Glos
· Maisemore, Glos
· Redmarley D'Abitot, Glos

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If (and only if) you are absolutely confident that the data we are showing is incorrect or incomplete for a tower for 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.

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