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Current Coverage
For distribution of rings, including unringables, see the quarterly updated tables at the end of the County lists.
Overall
Coverage statistics
Dove
· 7143 rings
pNBR
· 46,984 bells
· 7143 rings of which, now:
· 2662 fully complete (37%)
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 their exact location, 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

1 Aug Holiday period
In the course of the next few weeks there will be several occasions when neither the Dove or the pNBR webpages will be updated as frequently nor as immediately as has become usual. Please understand that this does not necessarily imply that your valued e-mails will not have arrived, but that we are probably away from our desk for a day or ten (or even more). You can rest assured that those which have arrived will indeed be dealt with in due course: so please be patient.

As always, we will try to use the absence of the Edit Details facility to indicate when e-mails addressed to Dovemaster are likely not to receive a timely response.

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Dove Updates

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

08 Aug
· Allesley, W Mids
   Simulator's existence was wrongly inferred

07 Aug
· Allesley, W Mids
   Presence of simulator inferred
· Bradwell on Sea, Essex
   URL removed: www.dengiebells.org.uk not w ...
· St Winnow, Cornwall
   URL added
· St Winnow, Cornwall
   New ring (10) being installed (new frame belo ...

06 Aug
· Langton by Wragby, Lincs
   Tuning description added
· Lindfield, NSW
   Instlln now complete but limited ringing unti ...
· St Neots, Cambs
   SatNav destination added
· Soham, Cambs
   SatNav destination added
· Wood Green, Gr London
   All applications for ringing here > frianboot ...

04 Aug
· Mytholmroyd, W Yorks
   Post flood clear-up work completed; services ...

03 Aug
· Aston Cantlow, Warks
   PN info amended: on 1st Wed >> Salford Priors
· Ryde, IoW
   Postcode amended
· Salford Priors, Warks
   PN no longer Thu (but 1st Wed)
· Zennor, Cornwall
   Advised to consider u/r due to unsafe conditi ...

02 Aug
· Davenham, Cheshire
   PN now Mon (was Tue)
· Little Bromley, Essex
   All ringing suspended UFN
· Llangasty Talyllyn, Powys
   Postcode amended
· Selston, Notts
   SatNav destination added

29 Jul
· Chailey, E Sussex
   Indication of toilet facility added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

08 Aug
· Ruckinge, Kent
· Sacombe, Herts
· St Albans, S Michael, Herts
· St Albans, S Peter, Herts
· St Albans, S Stephen, Herts
· Wattisfield, Suffolk

07 Aug
· Allesley, W Mids
· Halesworth, Suffolk
· Naseby, Northants
· Rudgwick, W Sussex
· Ruislip, Gr London
· Rumburgh, Suffolk
· Rusper, W Sussex
· St Winnow, Cornwall

06 Aug
· Rotherfield, E Sussex
· Rotherwick, Hants
· Rothwell, Lincs
· Royston, Herts
· Walsham le Willows, Suffolk

05 Aug
· Great Waldingfield, Suffolk

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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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