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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7139 towers
· 46,765 bells
· 7139 towers of which, now:
· 2491 fully complete (35%)
· 3050 ring complete (43%)
· 3564 show frame info (50%)
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

17 Aug URLs quoted in Edn 10
Within the Appendices to Edn 10, several of the URLs quoted are no longer operative. Accordingly, we provide - in the second item shown under Listings, etc (see lh panel, under Site Index) - revised versions for these URLs.

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Dove Updates

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

02 Sep
· Brough, Cumbria
   Tuning description added
· Brough, Cumbria
   Present condition so poor >> u/r
· Hornby, Lancs
   PN is Thu (not Wed)

01 Sep
· Crick, Northants
   The addl monthly Fri practice is 4th (not last)

31 Aug
· Houston, S Thomas, TX
   URL added
· Outwood, Surrey
   Tenor note added (nominal: Eb+21c)

30 Aug
· Hodnet, Shrops
   PN start time is 19:00 (not 20:00)
· North Weald, Essex
   Tenor note not G (nominal: F#-6c)
· Queen Charlton, Som
   Tue PN now only 'by arrangement'

29 Aug
· Bath, Bathwick, Som
   (New) URL added
· Rippingale, Lincs
   Postcode amended

28 Aug
· Bath, Bathwick, Som
   URL removed - 'failing'
· Caerphilly, Caerphilly
   URL removed - 'not found'
· Consett, Durham
   Practice now only once/month: 2nd Tue
· Houston (Methodist), TX
   URL amended (no hyphens); also presence of ch ...
· Morpeth, Northumb
   URL removed - 'no connection'
· Stapleford, Notts
   URL removed - 'not found'
· Wherwell, Hants
   URL removed - 'not found'

27 Aug
· Bendigo Cath, Vic
   Restriction on ringing eased: tower movement ...
· Crick, Northants
   Addl practice: Sat (wkly) 10-12 for learners

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

02 Sep
· Brough, Cumbria

01 Sep
· Axmouth, Devon
· Chedzoy, Som

31 Aug
· Angersleigh, Som
· Bishop's Cleeve, Glos
· Broomfield, Som
· Dowlish Wake, Som
· Outwood, Surrey

30 Aug
· North Weald, Essex

29 Aug
· Upton upon Severn, Worcs

28 Aug
· Alfreton, Derbys

27 Aug
· Astley, Worcs
· Blackrod, Gr Man
· Camden, NSW
· Templecombe, Som

26 Aug
· Edensor, Derbys
· Horsington, Som

24 Aug
· Higham on the Hill, Leics
· Rotherham, S Yorks

23 Aug
· Biddenden, 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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