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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
Coverage statistics
Dove
· 7141 rings
pNBR
· 46,874 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2532 fully complete (35%)
· 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) 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):

24 Aug
· Bristol, S John on the Wall, C Bris
   Tenor has a broken clapper
· Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
   Remedial work completed

23 Aug
· Camden, NSW
   PN info amended
· Offenham, Worcs
   Indication of toilet and of simulator noted

22 Aug
· Enford, Wilts
   Tenor note not F (nominal: E+49c)
· Fryerning, Essex
   Tenor note not Ab (nominal: A-7c)
· Great Waltham, Essex
   Tenor nominal slightly amended
· High Easter, Essex
   Tenor nominal added
· Parramatta, NSW
   Wed PN now only 1st in month
· Sydney, Broadway, NSW
   PN info amended
· Whitestaunton, Som
   Bells removed for restoration / augmentation ...

21 Aug
· South Stoke, Oxon
   Indication of toilet facility added

19 Aug
· Church Gresley, Derbys
   URL added
· Kingsnorth, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Lydd, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Lympne, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added
· New Romney, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added

17 Aug
· Stoke Fleming, Devon
   No longer 6, tenor 12-2-17, but 8 (and being ...

16 Aug
· Abson, Glos
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Breamore, Hants
   Restoration work on installation has started

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

24 Aug
· Ampton, Suffolk
· Chertsey, Surrey
· Chester Cath, Cheshire
· Chester, S Peter, Cheshire
· Chesterton, Oxon
· Chetnole, Dorset

23 Aug
· High Easter, Essex

22 Aug
· Chelford, Cheshire
· Chellaston, Derbys
· Chelmorton, Derbys
· Chelsea, S Luke, Gr London
· Enford, Wilts
· Fittleton, Wilts
· Fryerning, Essex
· Great Waltham, Essex
· Ledbury, Herefs
· Little Baddow, Essex
· Ridgewell, Essex

21 Aug
· Charwelton, Northants
· Cheadle, Gr Man

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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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