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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7135 towers
· 46,613 bells
· 7135 towers of which, now:
· 2401 fully complete (34%)
· 2944 ring complete (41%)
· 3319 show frame info (47%)
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

23 Aug Ringing Roadshow
The Dove Stewards plan to have a presence at the coming Roadshow at Newbury, Tim Jackson intending to be available during the day and, if caught, happy to talk about this work. John Baldwin is also hoping to be present and will similarly welcome enquiries.

We will endeavour to make ourselves available on the PR stand, on the hour each hour, ready and willing to chat and / or demonstrate any aspect of the facility.

Of particular urgency is our search for someone new to join our group. We are looking for a person who has an interest in the work AND also the necessary IT skills to replicate the current facilities on a more modern platform than the current DOS-based product, which now has a limited life. So, if this describes YOU, do please come and let us know of your possible interest.

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Dove Updates

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

31 Aug
· Barbon, Cumbria
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Cefn Coed, Merthyr
   Tenor note is not Bb (nominal: A+39c)
· Dover, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Withyham, E Sussex
   Indication of toilet facility added

30 Aug
· Bourne, Lincs
   Tenor note not G (nominal: F#+28c)
· Brighton, S Nicholas, E Sussex
   G&J records show tenor weight as 18-1-7

29 Aug
· High Bickington, Devon
   Bells now taken out for complete (AN) refurbi ...
· Kemerton, Worcs
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Meysey Hampton, Glos
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Wigton, Cumbria
   Indication of toilet facility added

28 Aug
· Chislehurst, S Nicholas, Gr London
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Slinfold, W Sussex
   Indication of toilet facility added

27 Aug
· Consett, Durham
   Ringing suspended: tower structural problems
· West Wycombe, Bucks
   Dedicn not LaUrence as Crockford from 1987 & ...

26 Aug
· Brassington, Derbys
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Clive, Shrops
   Bells now back in action
· London, S James Garlickhythe, C London
   Now ringing again (peal rung)
· Lytham, S Peter, Lancs
   Remedial work completed ... allows bells to b ...
· Southport, ChCh, Mers
   Tower has a large crack: no ringing for fores ...

25 Aug
· Bishop's Tachbrook, Warks
   Tenor wt shown is pre canon removal

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

31 Aug
· Caunton, Notts
· Cefn Coed, Merthyr
· Cheadle, Gr Man
· Cheshunt, Herts
· Chevening, Kent
· Cricklade, Wilts

30 Aug
· Boothby Pagnell, Lincs
· Bourne, Lincs
· Bray, Berks
· Bredfield, Suffolk
· Brighton, S Nicholas

28 Aug
· Ruthin, Denbighs
· Spalding, Lincs

27 Aug
· Boston, Old North, MA
· Groton, MA
· Seaton, Rutland

26 Aug
· Cheltenham, S Mark, Glos
· Melbury Osmond, Dorset
· Spalding, Fulney, Lincs

25 Aug
· Bishop's Tachbrook, Warks

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Details incorrect or incomplete?

If (and only if) you are absolutely confident that the data we are showing is incorrect or incomplete for a tower for 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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