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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
Overall
Statistics
Dove
· 7137 towers
pNBR
· 46,685 bells
· 7137 towers of which, now:
· 2455 fully complete (34%)
· 3009 ring complete (42%)
· 3466 show frame info (49%)
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

29 Mar Postcodes
Please see our FAQ18 as to how the postcode for each tower was originally determined: both the first sentence and the last one of the 3rd paragraph of our answer to that FAQ cannot be overstressed.

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Dove Updates

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

25 Apr
· Little Horkesley, Essex
   Ringing has now resumed

22 Apr
· Malton, New, N Yorks
   Postcode amended
· Ripon Cath, N Yorks
   URL amended

21 Apr
· Evesham, Worcs
   No ringing until end of 2015: stone refurbish ...
· Maidwell, Northants
   Tenor note not G# (nominal: G+44c)
· Southampton, S Mary, Hants
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Southampton, S Michael, Hants
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Southampton, Bitterne Pk, Hants
   Indication of toilet facility added

20 Apr
· Elkstone, Glos
   Tenor note not F# (nominal: G-39c)
· Grantham, Lincs
   Ringing again; 1-8 pro tem (entrance is via o ...
· Southampton, S Mary, Hants
   SatNav destination added
· Southampton, Bitterne Pk, Hants
   SatNav destination added

19 Apr
· Bispham, Lancs
   Restoration work (Pembleton) completed

18 Apr
· St Dominick, Cornwall
   Repair to 5th completed and bell rehung

17 Apr
· Defynnog, Powys
   PN info amended (start time removed): now 19: ...
· South Croxton, Leics
   Tenor wt amended; bells removed for safety

16 Apr
· Melbourne, Burnley, Vic
   New ring (details awaited) now installed and ...

15 Apr
· Bath, Walcot, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Church Broughton, Derbys
   No longer GF; indication of toilet facility a ...
· Loppington, Shrops
   Tenor note not G but Ab

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

22 Apr
· Conington (TL18), Cambs
· Longborough, Glos

21 Apr
· Lustleigh, Devon
· Maidwell, Northants
· Malmesbury, Wilts
· Malton, New, N Yorks
· Manaccan, Cornwall

20 Apr
· Elkstone, Glos

19 Apr
· Keresley, W Mids

17 Apr
· Meysey Hampton, Glos
· South Croxton, Leics

15 Apr
· Bryanston, Dorset
· Lower Beeding, W Sussex
· Willingale, Essex

14 Apr
· Bishopsteignton, Devon
· Brixham, Devon
· Llanfihangel Rhydithon
· Llangasty Talyllyn, Powys
· Loppington, Shrops
· Lympne, Kent

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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 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.

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