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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
· 46,613 bells
· 7135 towers of which, now:
· 2416 fully complete (34%)
· 2958 ring complete (41%)
· 3334 show frame info (47%)
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

12 Sep Africa
As a result of some feedback we received at the recent Ringing Roadshow, we no longer show the towers of Kilifi, Kwekwe, and Harare as being within the 'country' of Africa (even though we feel that everyone knew full well what Ron Dove meant when he used that term).

You will see that they are shown just with their proper country designation, and which can now be searched upon. By the same token, Africa is no longer offered as a search choice (even though South Africa continues as such).

5 Sep Bell Founders page
The working dates shown against the name of a founder have today been amended (ie, to the value now shown in the database maintained by Peter Dyson and as per the recent update noted by him on the Bell Historians chat list).

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Dove Updates

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

17 Sep
· Bere Regis, Dorset
   Bells removed for restoration
· Ropley, Hants
   Bells removed for safety reasons

16 Sep
· Ayston, Rutland
   No longer in diocesan 'ownership' but acquire ...
· Bristol, S Stephen, C Bris
   Ringing now allowed again

14 Sep
· Coningsby, Lincs
   Presence of simulator noted
· Stanwell, Surrey
   Tenor note not F# (nominal: G-16c)
· Tattershall, Lincs
   Indication of toilet facility added

13 Sep
· Bradpole, Dorset
   1,2 rehung with new h/s and bearings: all 8 b ...
· Cardiff, Cardiff
   Out of action, possibly all Sept: clapper reb ...

11 Sep
· Ab Kettleby, Leics
   PN info added; URL added

10 Sep
· Bratton Fleming, Devon
   PN info added; indication of toilet facility ...

09 Sep
· Broseley, Shrops
   PN changed (from Fri 7pm) to Thu 6:30-8pm
· Broseley, Shrops
   SatNav destination added
· Foxholes, N Yorks
   Tuning description added

08 Sep
· Dittisham, Devon
   Tenor note now shown again as G (G&J nominal: ...
· Duxford, Cambs
   Tenor note is not G# (nominal: G+35c)
· East Budleigh, Devon
   Tenor note is not A (nominal: Ab+36c)
· Homerton, Gr London
   Tenor note not C (nominal: D+31c)

07 Sep
· Foxholes, N Yorks
   Tenor note not Eb (nominal: D+34c)

06 Sep
· Crawley, W Sussex
   Tenor wt amended (from 13-3-12)

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

17 Sep
· Hook Norton, Oxon
· Wickham Market, Suffolk

16 Sep
· Fulham, Gr London

15 Sep
· Cotleigh, Devon

14 Sep
· Long Compton, Warks
· Stanwell, Surrey

13 Sep
· Pebworth, Worcs

12 Sep
· Wigginton, Oxon

10 Sep
· East Bridgford, Notts
· Leonard Stanley, Glos
· Ropley, Hants
· Thelbridge, Devon

09 Sep
· Hanslope, Bucks

08 Sep
· Dittisham, Devon
· Duxford, Cambs
· East Budleigh, Devon
· Eastrington, ER Yorks
· Homerton, Gr London

07 Sep
· Corfe Mullen, Dorset
· Crawley, W Sussex

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Details incorrect or incomplete?

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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