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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
· 7138 towers
· 46,758 bells
· 7138 towers of which, now:
· 2487 fully complete (35%)
· 3048 ring complete (43%)
· 3553 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

16 Jul 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):

01 Aug
· Llandaff Cath, Cardiff
   Ringing suspension lifted
· Ravenfield, S Yorks
   Condition more correctly described as derelict
· Slawston, Leics
   u/r changed to derelict

29 Jul
· Ticknall, Derbys
   Presence of simulator noted

26 Jul
· Camden, NSW
   Tenor note added
· Ingoldmells, Lincs
   PN now weekly
· Nether Whitacre, Warks
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Stoke Mandeville, Bucks
   WBF tower notice does not match pNBR detail

25 Jul
· Camden, NSW
   Now been rung; dedication 20/9/15
· Camden, NSW
   URL amended
· Llandaff Cath, Cardiff
   Ringing suspended UFN (precautionary advice o ...

24 Jul
· Haverfordwest, Pembs
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Llandeilo, Carms
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Sheffield, Norton, S Yorks
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Sheffield, Norton, S Yorks
   No longer GF

23 Jul
· Berrick Salome, Oxon
   Rehang now completed; bells ringable again
· Hartest, Suffolk
   Cracked 5th welded and work complete

22 Jul
· Heckington, Lincs
   PN amended (was Thu)
· Westminster, Rochester Row, Gr London
   Wheels removed, commencement of restoration w ...

21 Jul
· Camden, NSW
   GF added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

28 Jul
· Slawston, Leics

24 Jul
· Bristol, S Mark, C Bris
· Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
· Washingborough, Lincs

23 Jul
· Hartest, Suffolk

22 Jul
· Chalford, Glos
· Durham Cath, Durham
· Heckington, Lincs
· Helpringham, Lincs
· Rockbeare, Devon
· Withiel Florey, Som

21 Jul
· Abbotsbury, Dorset
· Beer Hackett, Dorset
· Blandford Forum, Dorset
· Bournemouth, S Peter, Dorset
· Broadwindsor, Dorset
· Camden, NSW

20 Jul
· Broadwell, Glos
· Hempsted, Glos
· Kingston Deverill, Wilts

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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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