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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
· 7149 rings
pNBR
· 47,139 bells
· 7149 rings of which, now:
· 2852 fully complete (40%)
· 3481 ring complete (49%)
· 5612 show frame info (79%)
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

8 Aug Another service interruption
Over the coming 10 days or so neither the Dove nor the pNBR webpages will be updated as frequently or as immediately as is the norm. Please understand that this does not necessarily imply that your valued e-mails will not have arrived, but that - once again - we are away from our desk: this time we are away on a ringing holiday. Those which have arrived will be dealt with just as soon as we return, so please be patient. As always, the absence of the Edit Details facility will indicate when e-mails addressed to Dovemaster are highly unlikely to receive a timely response.

8 Aug In case you hadn’t noticed ...
The following Dove entries have been removed in the last 3 months: 22 June Kettlethorpe (see under Delisted 3s); 25 July Farewell (see under Delisted 3s); 26 July Stoke on Trent, Hanley (to go to Stafford, S Mary)

4 Aug A Special New Tower
We are pleased to welcome to the pages of Dove the ring of 12(+1) in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore. Congratulations go to all concerned with this project.

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Dove Updates

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

16 Aug
· Albury, NSW
   Tue PN start time now 17:30 (previously 17:00)
· Great Bircham, Norfolk
   URL removed (not working): Chris Mansfield
· Hucknall, Notts
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
   Bells undergoing major restoration till ~mid ...
· Thriplow, Cambs
   Clappers and pulleys refurbished: ringing sus ...
· Tilehurst, Berks
   URL amended; PN start time of 19:00 >> 19:30

09 Aug
· Mosman Park, WA
   Practice info added (note: early morning)
· Mosman Park, WA
   Building repairs completed: ringing has recom ...

06 Aug
· Grappenhall, Cheshire
   Restoration work inferred complete: bells rung

05 Aug
· Over Wallop, Hants
   Tenor reported as being cracked

04 Aug
· Bickleigh (SX56), Devon
   PN now normally wkly ... BUT check first & ex ...
· London, S Mary le Bow, C London
   Ringing suspended: work being done on tower: ...
· Singapore, Singapore
   New tower: former chime of 8 now >> ring of 12

02 Aug
· Maids Moreton, Bucks
   Flag added: pNBR value for wt of 1 matches JT ...
· Maryborough, Qld
   PN time now Mon 17:00 - 18:00

01 Aug
· Yarkhill, Herefs
   (Fri) PN info removed: no longer practise

30 Jul
· Rosemeadow, NSW
   URL added
· Toddington, Beds
   Nominals >> ring key nearer D than E (tenor n ...
· Wouldham, Kent
   Tenor note (and ring key) nearer F# than G (n ...

29 Jul
· Little Horwood, Bucks
   Flag set: turning of 5 in pNBR does not match ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

16 Aug
· Bourn, Cambs
· Kingskerswell, Devon
· St Breward, Cornwall
· Sherbourne, Warks
· Shipley, W Sussex
· Singapore, Singapore
· Uckfield, E Sussex
· Westminster Abbey, Gr London

09 Aug
· Marksbury, Som

08 Aug
· Ruthin, Denbighs

07 Aug
· Marsh Gibbon, Bucks
· Marsworth, Bucks
· Medmenham, Bucks

05 Aug
· Over Wallop, Hants

03 Aug
· Balsham, Cambs

02 Aug
· Maids Moreton, Bucks
· Marlow, Great, Bucks

01 Aug
· Coppull, Lancs
· Manchester, Town Hall

29 Jul
· Over, Cambs

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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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