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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
· 7146 rings
· 47,041 bells
· 7146 rings of which, now:
· 2714 fully complete (38%)
· 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

16 Feb Back to normal
We are pleased to announce that normal service has been resumed and that Edit Details has been re-enabled.

Dovemaster will attempt to deal with all outstanding items as quickly as possible.

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Dove Updates

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

19 Feb
· Atherstone, Warks
   Flag added to indicate tower is octagonal
· Backwell, Som
   Bells now at Loughborough
· Enfield, S Andrew, Gr London
   Ringing suspended UFN: tower roof problems

18 Feb
· Revelstoke, Devon
   Although project work still incomplete, now q ...

17 Feb
· Beckley, Oxon
   Unusual roping order corrected
· Bramley, Surrey
   Rehang and test ring completed
· Brighton, S Peter, E Sussex
   Work delays: ringing suspension will now cont ...
· Enfield, S Andrew, Gr London
   GF added
· Holloway, Gr London
   URL reinstated - now working again
· Knightsbridge, Imperial Coll, Gr London
   URL reinstated: now working again
· Lodsworth, W Sussex
   Tenor wt of 6-2-12 was pre-canon removal value

13 Feb
· Felmersham, Beds
   Wed practising has ceased (low numbers): -> S ...

11 Feb
· Bradford, Idle, W Yorks
   Thu practices now shared with Calverley
· Calverley, W Yorks
   Practising has restarted: alt with Idle
· Gressenhall, Norfolk
   Presence of simulator noted
· Maidwell, Northants
   PN info added (19:45 start)

10 Feb
· Ripple, Worcs
   Indication of toilet facility added

09 Feb
· Eaton, Cheshire
   Now ringable again (and confirmed so by Andre ...
· Loddon, Norfolk
   Tenor note (and ring key) not G (nominal: F#+ ...
· Penrith, Cumbria
   Presence of simulator noted

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

19 Feb
· Ab Kettleby, Leics
· Roxwell, Essex
· Roydon, Essex

18 Feb
· Romford, Gr London

17 Feb
· Aylesford, Kent
· Enfield, S Andrew, Gr London
· Great Amwell, Herts
· Peasenhall, Suffolk
· Penn, Bucks
· Pentlow, Essex
· Shilton, Warks

16 Feb
· Bray, Berks

14 Feb
· Cockshutt, Ringmore Campa...

12 Feb
· Hartham Park, Wilts

10 Feb
· Butterton, Staffs
· Hawley, Hants
· Rochford, Essex
· Steyning, W Sussex
· Theale, Berks

09 Feb
· Bampton, Cumbria

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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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