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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
· 7141 rings
· 46,897 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2565 fully complete (36%)
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

7 Jan 'Lost' pNBR submissions
Just occasionally, we have noticed a discontinuity in the pNBR numbers of the submissions that reach us. Thus we have failed to receive wanted and valued updates.

This has happened several times recently and we have inferred that it is just possible that the common factor is that the e-mail address of the submitter ends in @yahoo.com. So please, if your e-mail address ends with that character sequence, may we ask that (if possible) you use an alternative e-mail address, or that a colleague send the submission to us on your behalf.

17 Oct Church postcodes
Our FAQ18 endeavours to discourage - as strongly as possible - any attempt to use the postcode we show for SatNav purposes. Further it gives the rationale as to why we have not (thus far) eliminated its presence from the details page for a ring.

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Dove Updates

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

15 Jan
· Duxford, Cambs
   PN info amended (now Mon weekly rather than 2 ...
· Guilsborough, Northants
   PN info & URL added
· Ickleton, Cambs
   PN info removed: no practice; no regular ringing
· Marston Trussell, Northants
   PN info removed
· Shanklin, IoW
   Wed PN info amended (was 2nd,4th)
· Woodditton, Cambs
   PN info removed: no practice; no regular ringing

14 Jan
· Church Lawford, Warks
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Darsham, Suffolk
   Tuning description added
· Dumfries, DumfGallwy
   PN info added
· Neath, Neath PT
   Temporary cessation of ringing (>03/17): towe ...
· Waddesdon, Bucks
   Tenor note not G (nominal: F#-17c)
· Woodston, Cambs
   Tenor note (nominal: A-48c) / ring key amended

12 Jan
· Tadlow, Cambs
   Poor tower condition >> ringing not permitted

10 Jan
· Iwerne Minster, Dorset
   WBF tower notice > treble date as 1905, and 3 ...

09 Jan
· Alvediston, Wilts
   PCC advised bells u/r due to poor tower condi ...
· Beaminster, Dorset
   Maintenance / refurbishment work in progress
· East Layton, N Yorks
   NOT Leeds diocese but private Trust ownership
· Iwerne Courtney, Dorset
   Bells are now at Loughborough for rehanging, etc
· Katoomba, NSW
   GF, indicn of toilet, and need for prior arra ...

07 Jan
· Cheltenham, S Mary, Glos
   Work now under way to remove / replace this ring

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

16 Jan
· Waddesdon, Bucks
· Willingdon, E Sussex
· Woodston, Cambs
· Worth, W Sussex

15 Jan
· Shadwell, Gr London
· Widworthy, Devon
· Willenhall, W Mids
· Wistaston, Cheshire

14 Jan
· Compton Abbas, Dorset

12 Jan
· Meysey Hampton, Glos

11 Jan
· Blaby, Leics
· Gislingham, Suffolk

10 Jan
· Yapton, W Sussex

09 Jan
· Iwerne Minster, Dorset

08 Jan
· Wapley, Glos

06 Jan
· Southwark Cath, Gr London

05 Jan
· Durweston, Dorset
· Mangotsfield, Glos

04 Jan
· Newton St Loe, Som
· Old Bolingbroke, Lincs

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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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