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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 rings
· 47,049 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2764 fully complete (39%)
· 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 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

24 Feb Edition 11
Almost 6 years have elapsed since Edition 10 of Dove appeared in print, and so we are actively thinking about a successor. To that end we are anxious more than ever to ensure that our data continues to be as accurate as possible.

So, if there is something wrong with, or missing from, what we show as the entry for YOUR tower (probably best assessed by looking at it in the A-Z section), do please let us know as soon as possible just how that shortcoming should be resolved.

And when doing so, remember to include within your e-mail your status (eg, Tower Captain) with regard to the ring concerned.

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Dove Updates

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

16 Jul
· Alvington, Glos
   Practice info (was Mon exc 2nd) modified
· Bishopsteignton, Devon
   Tenor note & ring key not G (nominal: Ab+5c)
· Great Paxton, Cambs
   Tenor wt amended (bell replaced)
· Holloway, Gr London
   URL reinstated - now working again
· Kirby Bellars, Leics
   PN info (Fri) removed: practices currently in ...

15 Jul
· Alnwick, S Paul, Northumb
   URL removed - not found

14 Jul
· Frindsbury, Kent
   Wed PN info modified
· New York, NY
   Church closed (major renovations), possibly u ...

10 Jul
· Brompton Regis, Som
   Tower restoration work due: 6 Aug 2018 for 1 ...

09 Jul
· Burry Port, Carms
   No ringing allowed at present

08 Jul
· Crediton, Devon
   SatNav destination added
· South Walsham, Norfolk
   Ringing again wef 8 July 2018

07 Jul
· Newton Hall, Northumb
   Bells now removed and in store

05 Jul
· Almondsbury, Glos
   URL added
· Draughton, Northants
   Ringing suspension lifted: bells again ringable

02 Jul
· Adwick le Street, S Yorks
   Tenor wt amended (from 10-0-21) to foundry value
· Sheffield, Beighton, S Yorks
   Dedication (slightly) amended

01 Jul
· Bacup, ChCh, Lancs
   Flag added: church is up for sale and 'under ...
· Bacup, S Saviour, Lancs
   Flag added: church is up for sale and 'under ...
· Corsley, Wilts
   Treble currently removed for repair

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

16 Jul
· Alvington, Glos
· Bishopsteignton, Devon
· Elstow, Beds
· Great Paxton, Cambs

15 Jul
· Beverley, S Mary, ER Yorks

12 Jul
· North Kilworth, Leics

09 Jul
· Marske by the Sea, N Yorks

08 Jul
· Barnham Broom, Norfolk

05 Jul
· Draughton, Northants
· Stowlangtoft, Suffolk
· Taynton, Oxon

04 Jul
· Buildwas, Shrops
· Congleton, Cheshire
· Swallowcliffe, Wilts

02 Jul
· Adwick le Street, S Yorks
· Bolton upon Dearne, S Yorks
· Rawmarsh, S Yorks
· Sheffield, Beighton, S Yorks

01 Jul
· Chiseldon, Wilts
· Hannington, 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 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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