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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
· 7148 rings
pNBR
· 47,112 bells
· 7148 rings of which, now:
· 2839 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

13 Mar Grahamstown,SA
As from today, we are showing the two Grahamstown rings (Cathedral, Hillandale, TBIDs 5961, 6170 respectively) under the township’s (relatively) new name of Makhanda.

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Dove Updates

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

24 Apr
· Carbrooke, Norfolk
   State of building severely restricts ringing
· Chaldon Herring, Dorset
   Tuning description added
· Harlington, Gr London
   5th is also cracked and 1 has slight crown crack
· Ladbroke, Warks
   PN no longer Mon

23 Apr
· Horbury, W Yorks
   Tenor wt & note amended (9-3-6 in G: incorrect)

22 Apr
· Addington, Bucks
   Tenor wt amended
· Exmouth, Withycombe Raleigh, Devon
   PN changed (from Fri)
· Hooton Pagnell, S Yorks
   Wed PN info removed: no local band of ringers
· Horbury, W Yorks
   Tenor wt no longer 11-3-1
· Makhanda Cath, EC
   PN changed (from Thu)

21 Apr
· Hooe, E Sussex
   Tenor wt amended (to post canon removal value)

20 Apr
· Stoke, Hanley, Staffs
   URL removed (not working): hanleybells.org.uk/

18 Apr
· Ashendon, Bucks
   Tenor (and other bells') note added
· Brewood, Staffs
   Tue PN start time no longer 20:00 but 19:45

17 Apr
· Buckhorn Weston, Dorset
   Bells now out for restoration
· Dorstone, Herefs
   PN info added
· Great Bedwyn, Wilts
   5th bell is broken
· North Hill, Cornwall
   No ringing permitted at present
· Salle, Norfolk
   Ring key is Eb (not F)

16 Apr
· Bacup, Lancs
   Bells are now unringable

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

24 Apr
· Chaldon Herring, Dorset
· Edvin Loach, Herefs
· Great Finborough, Suffolk
· Hannington, Wilts
· Pittsburgh, PA

23 Apr
· Horbury, W Yorks
· Lugwardine, Herefs

22 Apr
· Addington, Bucks
· Beachampton, Bucks
· Beaconsfield, Bucks
· Bierton, Bucks
· Bledlow, Bucks

21 Apr
· Aston Clinton, Bucks
· Aylesbury, Bucks
· Hooe, E Sussex

20 Apr
· Bolton, S Peter, Gr Man
· Burlington, NJ
· Eccles, Gr Man
· Netley, Hants
· Stoke, Hanley, Staffs

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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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