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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
· 47,044 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

24 Feb Edition 11
Almost 6 years have elapsed since Edition 10 of Dove appeared in print, and so we are actively thinking about a successor. To that end we are anxious more than ever to ensure that our data continues to be as accurate as possible.

So, if there is something wrong with, or missing from, what we show as the entry for YOUR tower (probably best assessed by looking at it in the A-Z section), do please let us know as soon as possible just how that shortcoming should be resolved.

And when doing so, remember to include within your e-mail your status (eg, Tower Captain) with regard to the ring concerned.

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Dove Updates

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

24 Feb
· Netherbury, Dorset
   PN amended (from Fri)

23 Feb
· Eckington, Derbys
   Postcode amended
· Great Torrington, Devon
   Bells not available until Easter 2019: buildi ...
· Pewsey, Wilts
   PN is now Tue

22 Feb
· Cambridge, S Mary (GSM), Cambs
   Note added re semitone bell
· Cheltenham, S Mary, Glos
   Note added re semitone bell
· Flimwell, E Sussex
   Now shown as a 3- rather than a 4-bell ring
· Wisbech, Cambs
   (Thu) PN info amended

21 Feb
· Chearsley, Bucks
   (?Accidental addition of?) GF flag removed
· Whitestone, Devon
   Work to 3rd completed
· Ypres, West Flanders
   Diocese amended (rather than showing Anglican ...

20 Feb
· Tanworth in Arden, Warks
   Major maintenance in progress

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

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

24 Feb
· Earl Stonham, Suffolk

22 Feb
· Hertford, All Ss, Herts

21 Feb
· Corsley, Wilts
· Maidwell, Northants

20 Feb
· Shenstone, Staffs

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

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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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