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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
· 46,614 bells
· 7135 towers of which, now:
· 2417 fully complete (34%)
· 2960 ring complete (41%)
· 3342 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

20 Sep Dove App and iOS 8
We are aware that the Dove App for iPhone does not display correctly in iOS 8; specifically, the Details fields are blank when loaded. We hope to release a new version of the app in the near future. In the meantime, tapping on each blank field will display the content.

12 Sep Africa
As a result of some feedback we received at the recent Ringing Roadshow, we no longer show the towers of Kilifi, Kwekwe, and Harare as being within the 'country' of Africa (even though we feel that everyone knew full well what Ron Dove meant when he used that term).

You will see that they are shown just with their proper country designation, and which can now be searched upon. By the same token, Africa is no longer offered as a search choice (even though South Africa continues as such).

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Dove Updates

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

29 Sep
· Beercrocombe, Som
   Postcode amended
· East Dereham, Norfolk
   Presence of simulator noted

28 Sep
· Bebington, Mers
   URL removed: 'not found'
· Birmingham, Sheldon, W Mids
   URL removed: 'not found'
· Bolton, Halliwell, Gr Man
   Twr problem apparently now ok and ringing aga ...
· Maitland, NSW
   Slight chg to note about building usage; stil ...
· Somerton, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added

27 Sep
· Barrow Gurney, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Chew Magna, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added

26 Sep
· Bere Regis, Dorset
   Tenor wt amended (to 'as received' value)
· Durham, S Nicholas, Durham
   URL added

25 Sep
· Middleton Stoney, Oxon
   Ring key nearer G (despite tenor nominal: F#+ ...

24 Sep
· East Coker, Som
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Limington, Som
   Tue PN now only the 1st in the month

23 Sep
· Galleywood, Essex
   Building work: no practice UFN
· Lilbourne, Northants
   URL added
· Maldon, All Ss, Essex
   PN now 2,4 rather than wkly, AND prior phone ...

22 Sep
· Little Bedwyn, Wilts
   Job completed; dedicated 21/09/2014
· Tilton on the Hill, Leics
   Augmented from 5 (with a new cast JT bell)

21 Sep
· Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts
   Bells currently unringable

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

28 Sep
· Arklow, Wicklow

27 Sep
· Goodmanham, ER Yorks

26 Sep
· Bere Regis, Dorset
· Radlett, Herts
· Terrington, N Yorks

25 Sep
· Bletchingdon, Oxon
· Chesterton, Oxon
· Croughton, Northants
· Fritwell, Oxon
· Middleton Stoney, Oxon

24 Sep
· Osmotherley, N Yorks

23 Sep
· Higham Ferrers, Northants

22 Sep
· Daventry, Northants
· Tilton on the Hill, Leics

21 Sep
· Weedon Bec, Northants

20 Sep
· Churchill, Oxon
· Great Waltham, Essex
· Salford, Oxon
· Todenham, Glos

19 Sep
· Ford End, Essex

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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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