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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7134 towers
· 46,532 bells
· 7134 towers of which, now:
· 2367 fully complete (33%)
· 2900 ring complete (41%)
· 3226 show frame info (45%)
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

6 Apr Dove Updates
Today has seen an unusually large number of Dove updates.

Do remember that you can see Dove updates going back quite some time by clicking on the link entitled Details of recent Dove updates in the Data Files section in the lh column alongside.

17 Mar Bell Founders page
Carl Zimmerman has suggested that it would be both helpful and interesting to learn the date range of examples that the pNBR holds for the work of any one bell founder. (This is as well as showing the official founding period within the SearchName column, as at present.) Accordingly we have made this change as from today (and the associated Help page has been amended appropriately.)

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

16 Apr
· Ellesmere, Shrops
   Restoration work completed; presenc...
· Ellesmere, Shrops
   Bells now tuned diatonically so tun...
· Ellesmere, Shrops
   Revised tenor weight provided (note...
· West Tarring, W Sussex
   Temporary suspension of ringing lif...

15 Apr
· Whaddon, Bucks
   1-6: frame id added; frame info added

14 Apr
· Fulham, Gr London
   Rehung, new fittings+frame; tenor n...

13 Apr
· Pitney, Som
   Augmented to 6; no longer in Bb but...

11 Apr
· Barkby, Leics
   No longer GF: now rung from (new) f...
· Hilperton, Wilts
   Availability of toilet facility noted
· Skeffington, Leics
   No longer GF: now rung from a gallery

10 Apr
· Huish Episcopi, Som
   7th founder indication from Bob Par...
· Littleport, Cambs
   Practising (now Tue) has restarted

09 Apr
· Acton, Gr London
   Gudgeon replaced(S Jakeman) and 6th...
· Chislehurst, Annunciation
   Tower is detached

07 Apr
· Bradwell on Sea, Essex
   URL added
· Burnham on Crouch, Essex
   URL added
· Great Glemham, Suffolk
   No longer GF: now rung from a gallery
· Purleigh, Essex
   URL added
· Southminster, Essex
   URL added
· Stow on the Wold, Glos
   Indication of toilet facility added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

16 Apr
· Bolton, All Souls, Gr Man
· Ellesmere, Shrops
· Pitney, Som

15 Apr
· Great Mitton, Lancs

14 Apr
· Davenham, Cheshire
· Fulham, Gr London
· Woolley, W Yorks

11 Apr
· Stirling, Stirling

09 Apr
· Eccleston, Lancs

07 Apr
· Rickling, Essex
· Scropton, Derbys

06 Apr
· Dumfries, DumfGallwy
· Haselbech, Northants
· Hatfield, S Yorks
· Herringswell, Suffolk
· Hoghton, Lancs
· Leyland, Lancs
· Manchester, Gorton, Gr Man
· Tenterden, Kent

05 Apr
· Aberavon, Neath PT

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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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