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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
· 7140 rings
· 46,888 bells
· 7140 rings of which, now:
· 2539 fully complete (36%)
· 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

13 Aug WYorks+Dales >> Leeds
We have learnt of the decision to rename (albeit with possible consequent confusion with the RC diocese of the same name) the diocese of "West Yorkshire & the Dales" as "Leeds". Our records have been amended accordingly with effect from today.

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Dove Updates

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

27 Sep
· South Brent, Devon
   No ringing UFN (prob ~Oct 2017): tower work

25 Sep
· Glapthorn, Northants
   No longer GF; indication of toilet facility a ...
· Glasbury on Wye, Powys
   PN changed from Mon
· Mugginton, Derbys
   Indication of toilet facility added

24 Sep
· Castle Bromwich, W Mids
   Two new trebles now cast (for ring >> 8)
· Cowlinge, Suffolk
   Indication of toilet facility removed
· Grappenhall, Cheshire
   URL added
· Ossett, W Yorks
   Imminence of augmentation to diatonic 15 noted
· Shepton Mallet, Som
   PN info added
· Walthamstow, S Mary, Gr London
   Restoration work now completed
· West Cranmore, Som
   Thu PN is now 1,3,5 (2,4 at Shepton Mallet)

23 Sep
· Foxholes, N Yorks
   Bldg now sold with planning permissn; York di ...

22 Sep
· Cowfold, W Sussex
   PN amended from Tue

21 Sep
· Welcombe, Devon
   Ringing has been stopped ('bells/frame unsafe ...
· Worcester, Old S Martin, Worcs
   Indication of toilet facility removed: not in ...

20 Sep
· Worcester, Barbourne, Worcs
   Indication of toilet facility removed: not in ...

18 Sep
· Liddington (6), Wilts
   URL amended
· Liddington, Wilts
   URL amended
· Tetney, Lincs
   No full circle ringing allowed: frame problems

17 Sep
· Stockleigh English, Devon
   No longer u/r; more wk remains before general ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

26 Sep
· Datchworth, Herts
· Deeping St Nicholas, Lincs
· Defford, Worcs
· Denchworth, Oxon
· Denton, Lincs

25 Sep
· Dartford, Kent
· Davington, Kent
· Deddington, Oxon

24 Sep
· Buckerell, Devon
· Castle Bromwich, W Mids
· Daglingworth, Glos
· Dallington, E Sussex
· Danehill, E Sussex
· Darlton, Notts
· Darrington, W Yorks
· Feniton, Devon
· Grappenhall, Cheshire
· Ossett, W Yorks
· Talaton, Devon

23 Sep
· Barking, Suffolk

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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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