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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
· 7141 towers
· 46,863 bells
· 7141 towers of which, now:
· 2528 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 the exact location of towers, 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

30 Jun No reply?
We have learnt recently that some emails and pNBR submissions addressed to Dovemaster seem not to be arriving.

As indicated in FAQ#19, if you have not received an acknowledgement within 2 weeks at the most (normally it is within 1 or 2 days), please do send a follow-up email of enquiry.

24 May Holidays
It is approaching the time of year when many people take the opportunity of having a break from the normal routine; Dovemaster is no exception.

In the course of the next few months there will be several occasions when the Dove webpages will neither be updated as frequently nor as immediately as has become the norm. Please understand that this does not imply that your valued e-mails will not have arrived, but that we are possibly away from our desk for a day or five (or even more). That they will be dealt with you can rest assured, so please be patient.

We will try to use absence of the Edit Details facility to indicate when Dovemaster is likely to be delayed in dealing with his Dove duties.

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Dove Updates

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

29 Jun
· Ingoldmells, Lincs
   PN changed to Mon 19:30 (was Wed 19:00)

28 Jun
· Ducklington, Oxon
   Tenor (and ring) note nearer B than C (nomina ...
· Skilgate, Som
   u/r removed (QP rung) ... BUT no visitors UFN
· Wooburn, Bucks
   Church building work inferred as completed

27 Jun
· Appleton, Workshop Campanile, Oxon
   Postcode amended
· Boughton u Blean, Kent
   URL amended

26 Jun
· Boveney, Bucks
   Absence of stays and sliders noted
· Boveney, Bucks
   Precise tenor weight and note provided
· Harlestone, Northants
   Indication of toilet facility added; postcode ...

25 Jun
· Maldon, All Ss, Essex
   Work completed, now ringing again; revised te ...
· Rainhill, S Bartholomew, Mers
   Tue practice start time is 19:30 not 20:00
· Shanklin, IoW
   PN info added

24 Jun
· Boughton Monchelsea, Kent
   URL amended
· Great Wilbraham, Cambs
   Ringing again now & from gallery; toilet faci ...
· Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr
   Ringing suspended ('for some weeks': tower & ...

23 Jun
· Hothfield, Kent
   Indication of toilet facility added

22 Jun
· Felpham, W Sussex
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Fleggburgh, Norfolk
   PN info added; URL added; affiliation to NDA ...
· Ryde, Swanmore, IoW
   Affiliation to W&P added
· Shorwell, IoW
   Ringing suspended: 3 cracked headstocks

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

30 Jun
· Brandon, Suffolk

29 Jun
· Bramford, Suffolk
· Brampton, Cambs
· Brampton, Suffolk
· Brampton Ash, Northants
· Brancepeth, Durham
· Ducklington, Oxon
· Walsoken, Norfolk
· Whitelackington, Som

28 Jun
· Bradfield St George, Suffolk
· Bradninch, Devon
· Braishfield, Hants
· Bramcote, Notts
· Bramfield, Suffolk
· Hereford, All Ss, Herefs

27 Jun
· Boughton u Blean, Kent
· Bowerchalke, Wilts
· Boxford, Suffolk
· Braceborough, Lincs
· Bradfield, Berks

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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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