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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
· 47,024 bells
· 7146 rings of which, now:
· 2710 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').

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

21 Jan
· Drogheda, Louth
   Wed PN info added
· Melton Mowbray, Leics
   Indication of toilet facility added

20 Jan
· Drogheda, Louth
   Practice info (Sun am) removed
· Wells Cath, Som
   PN info amended to match website
· Wells Cath, Som
   URL amended
· Wells, S Cuthbert, Som
   URL amended

19 Jan
· Kingsbury, Gr London
   Flag added indicating that the bells are maiden

18 Jan
· Bradford Cath, W Yorks
   Maintenance work in progress (fittings at Lou ...
· Bratton, Wilts
   PN info added
· Edington, Wilts
   PN info added
· Erlestoke, Wilts
   PN info added

17 Jan
· Prittlewell, Essex
   URL added

16 Jan
· Durban, KZN
   PN info removed: currently no ringing
· Durban, Greyville, KZN
   PN info amended: now every Wed 18:00-19:30
· Flamstead, Herts
   PN info added

14 Jan
· Colchester, S Peter, Essex
   URL added

13 Jan
· Desford, Leics
   PN info added; indication of toilet facility ...
· Llandegai, Gwynedd
   'Ringing suspended' >> 'No regular ringing'
· Wingfield, Suffolk
   Tenor note and ring key amended (nominal: F+36c)

12 Jan
· Norwich, Mancroft, Norfolk
   No ringing: 15/1 - 13/7: conv'n to Heritage/T ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

22 Jan
· Penn, Bucks

19 Jan
· Rainham, Gr London

18 Jan
· Blockley, Glos
· Purleigh, Essex

17 Jan
· Prittlewell, Essex

15 Jan
· Cheltenham, Warden Hill
· Huntingdon, All Ss, Cambs
· Wilby, Suffolk

14 Jan
· Stanton, Glos

13 Jan
· Norwich, S Andrew, Norfolk
· Norwich, Colegate, Norfolk
· Norwich, S Laurence, Norfolk
· Norwich, Coslany, Norfolk
· Norwich, Mancroft, Norfolk
· Wingfield, Suffolk

11 Jan
· Hoddesdon, Herts

10 Jan
· Elm, Cambs
· Little Cornard, Suffolk

09 Jan
· Metfield, Suffolk
· Ringsfield, Suffolk

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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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