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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
Overall
Statistics
Dove
· 7138 towers
pNBR
· 46,706 bells
· 7138 towers of which, now:
· 2466 fully complete (35%)
· 3022 ring complete (42%)
· 3481 show frame info (49%)
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

29 Mar Postcodes
Please see our FAQ18 as to how the postcode for each tower was originally determined: both the first sentence and the last one of the 3rd paragraph of our answer to that FAQ cannot be overstressed.

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Dove Updates

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

27 May
· Bishop Burton, ER Yorks
   Tenor note supplied; nominal: F#+13c
· Camden, NSW
   Installed, individually tested; NO ringing un ...
· Camden, NSW
   Temp TowerBaseID: 9783 replaced by: 7799
· Chigwell, Essex
   CC Ringing Centre status noted; URL added
· Galleywood, Essex
   Ringing recommenced; contact advised before P ...
· Ryton, Tyne+Wear
   Indication of toilet facility added

26 May
· Harworth, Notts
   Indication of toilet facility added

24 May
· Merstham, Surrey
   Postcode amended
· Oake, Som
   Note re hazardous vertical ladder removed

22 May
· Rothwell, Northants
   Extra treble and 4b now installed

21 May
· Caterham, Surrey
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Hampreston, Dorset
   5th welded, replaced, and ringing again
· High Bickington, Devon
   All work to bells and tower completed; bells ...
· Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts
   Bells ringable again
· Oxton, Notts
   Ringing suspended during tower repairs; URL a ...

20 May
· Old Malton, N Yorks
   u/r added (see reported condition in 07/05/15 ...

19 May
· Chellaston, Derbys
   SatNav destination added
· High Bickington, Devon
   Tower repairs progressing well; bells back & ...

17 May
· Tarrington, Herefs
   Tenor wt amended
· Whittington, Lancs
   PN info added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

28 May
· Orston, Notts
· Otley, W Yorks
· Paston, Norfolk
· Pattishall, Northants
· Payhembury, Devon
· Perranzabuloe, Cornwall
· Wolverhampton, Penn, W Mids

27 May
· Bishop Burton, ER Yorks
· Hungerford, Berks

26 May
· Rothwell, Northants

24 May
· Bristol, Westbury on Trym

23 May
· St Dominick, Cornwall

22 May
· Dulverton, Som
· Kilmersdon, Som
· Mansfield, Notts

21 May
· Abilene, TX

19 May
· Chaffcombe, Som

18 May
· Merstham, Surrey
· Oakham, Rutland

17 May
· East Norton, Leics

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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 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.

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