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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
· 7146 rings
· 47,124 bells
· 7146 rings of which, now:
· 2814 fully complete (39%)
· 3466 ring complete (49%)
· 5594 show frame info (78%)
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

7 Dec Edition11 Cut-off
In the absence of the unexpected, tower entries in Edn11 of Dove will be as they appear on this website as at midnight on Sunday 16 December. Although the underlying database WILL be amended with any update received thereafter, they will not be presented here until approximately mid-January 2019. Please be rigorous over the intervening period in ensuring that this next printed edition is as accurate as it possibly can be.

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):

12 Dec
· Darlington, HT, Durham
   PN amended (was Mon)
· Eaton Bishop, Herefs
   PN info removed: no regular practice
· Kingstone, Herefs
   Wed PN now weekly (and NO LONGER alt with Eat ...
· Norton Canon, Herefs
   PN info added (can check on 01544 319171)
· Staunton on Wye, Herefs
   PN info added (can check on 01544 319171)
· Stockton on Tees, Durham
   PN info deleted: ringing now by arrangement, ...
· Weobley, Herefs
   PN info added (can check on 01544 319171)

11 Dec
· Billesdon, Leics
   PN info added
· Bredwardine, Herefs
   PN info added
· Bromfield, Shrops
   PN info added
· Clifford, Herefs
   PN info added
· Kibworth Beauchamp, Leics
   PN info added
· Sileby, Leics
   PN changed (from Tue)
· Stanton Lacy, Shrops
   PN info added
· Witherley, Leics
   PN info added

10 Dec
· Berrow, Worcs
   CB Worcs (Walters) & twr notice show bells as ...

09 Dec
· Elstead, Surrey
   U/r added: significant tower movement

08 Dec
· Lancaster Priory, Lancs
   PN info added
· Lancaster RC Cath, Lancs
   PN info modified (doors locked 19:30)
· Lichfield, S Mary, Staffs
   Ownership remains with Lichfield Dio authorities

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

11 Dec
· Baydon, Wilts

10 Dec
· Adwick le Street, S Yorks
· Berrow, Worcs
· Idbury, Oxon

09 Dec
· Barnburgh, S Yorks
· Elstead, Surrey
· Manchester, Didsbury, Gr Man
· Stanton Drew, Som

08 Dec
· Illogan, Cornwall
· Wendens Ambo, Essex

07 Dec
· Walthamstow, S Mary
· Walthamstow, S Saviour
· Wanstead, Gr London

06 Dec
· Ambleside, Cumbria
· Beaumaris, Ynys Mon
· Dinton, Bucks

04 Dec
· Wiggenhall St Germans

03 Dec
· Costessey, Norfolk
· Lewes, Southover, E Sussex
· Otham, Kent

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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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