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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
· 46,615 bells
· 7135 towers of which, now:
· 2418 fully complete (34%)
· 2961 ring complete (41%)
· 3364 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

14 Oct John Martin, Worcester
Folllowing research by Chris Pickford, we now learn that there were two founders working in Worcester using the above name. All pNBR bells dated later than 1660 have therefore been attributed to John II Martin, and our founder drop down list and webpage of founders have both been amended accordingly.

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.

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Dove Updates

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

22 Oct
· Gospel Oak, Gr London
   Ringing suspended: more stone has fallen from ...
· Seaton, Rutland
   Augmentation work (from 5) completed

21 Oct
· Bridport, Dorset
   Loughborough work on clappers, etc, completed
· Evington, Leics
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Malpas, Cheshire
   H/s, clappers, c/s rmvd from 5,7 for new gudg ...
· South Kilworth, Leics
   Indication of toilet facility added
· Stow on the Wold, Glos
   Frame material NOT as CB Glos

20 Oct
· Hucknall Torkard, Notts
   PN changed from Fri to 7-8:30 Thu
· Twyford, Hants
   Indication of toilet facility added

19 Oct
· Bale, Norfolk
   u/r (insp'n by JT&co showed them as in a dang ...

18 Oct
· Ringmer, E Sussex
   Indication of both simulator and toilet facil ...

17 Oct
· Atcham, Shrops
   No longer GF: new ringing gallery; ringing re ...
· Consett, Durham
   Ringing suspension lifted (architect guidance)
· Dunkeld Cath, PerthKross
   Practice b/f by 30 mins: now 10:00-11:30
· Middleton, Gr Man
   PN start time added

16 Oct
· Downham Market, Norfolk
   No ringing allowed while church bldg wks bein ...
· Fincham, Norfolk
   PN is now (2,4) Tue (rather than 1,3,5 Mon)
· Keynsham, Som
   URL amended; indication of presence of simula ...

15 Oct
· Norton Bavant, Wilts
   No change to tower fabric situation: temp sus ...
· Whickham, Tyne+Wear
   URL removed (yet again) 'cannot be found'

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

22 Oct
· Balsham, Cambs
· Camborne, Cornwall
· Keysoe, Beds
· Long Riston, ER Yorks
· Melchbourne, Beds
· Stow on the Wold, Glos
· Thurleigh, Beds
· West Walton, Norfolk

21 Oct
· Fordham, Cambs

20 Oct
· Barrington, Cambs
· Doddington, Cambs
· Great Shelford, Cambs
· Harston, Cambs
· Kennett, Cambs
· Little Eversden, Cambs
· Newton in the Isle, Cambs
· Whittlesey, S Andrew, Cambs
· Woodditton, Cambs

15 Oct
· Berkswell, W Mids

13 Oct
· Homerton, Gr London

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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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