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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7137 towers
· 46,677 bells
· 7137 towers of which, now:
· 2454 fully complete (34%)
· 3008 ring complete (42%)
· 3466 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):

17 Apr
· Defynnog, Powys
   PN info amended (start time removed): now 19: ...
· South Croxton, Leics
   Tenor wt amended; bells removed for safety

16 Apr
· Melbourne, Burnley, Vic
   New ring now installed and ringable (details ...

15 Apr
· Bath, Walcot, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Church Broughton, Derbys
   No longer GF; indication of toilet facility a ...
· Loppington, Shrops
   Tenor note not G but Ab
· Lytham, Ansdell, Lancs
   Bells and frame removed for restoration
· Netherbury, Dorset
   Restoration work is now complete
· Old Alresford, Hants
   PN info added
· St Cross South Elmham, Suffolk
   Dedication amended in light of query raised w ...

14 Apr
· Monkokehampton, Devon
   Tenor note 'amended' (from A#); tuning descri ...
· North Bradley, Wilts
   SatNav destination added

11 Apr
· Bryanston, Dorset
   Postcode amended (from DT11 7SN)
· Glasbury on Wye, Powys
   Tower repairs: no ringing until ~ mid-July '15

10 Apr
· Millom, Cumbria
   Problem with treble now fixed (and QP has bee ...

09 Apr
· Aberavon, Neath PT
   pNBR frame info at variance with L&M 1993 Gui ...
· South Hackney, Gr London
   Alternative placename (of): Hackney removed, ...

07 Apr
· Meldreth, Cambs
   To be tuned, & rehung in a new frame (WBF)
· Mirfield, W Yorks
   Stays, sliders, etc, now removed; front 6 to ...
· Pillerton Hersey, Warks
   Indication of toilet facility added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

17 Apr
· Meysey Hampton, Glos
· South Croxton, Leics

15 Apr
· Lower Beeding, W Sussex
· Willingale, Essex

14 Apr
· Bishopsteignton, Devon
· Brixham, Devon
· Llanfihangel Rhydithon
· Llangasty Talyllyn, Powys
· Loppington, Shrops
· Lympne, Kent
· Monkokehampton, Devon
· Rothwell, Northants

11 Apr
· Bryanston, Dorset

09 Apr
· Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

08 Apr
· Aberavon, Neath PT

07 Apr
· Bradwell on Sea, Essex

06 Apr
· Baglan, Neath PT
· St Athan, ValeGlam

05 Apr
· Aubourn, Lincs

02 Apr
· Leek Wootton, Warks

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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 in so doing which enables us to maintain the accuracy of what we present.

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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