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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
· 7145 rings
· 47,123 bells
· 7145 rings of which, now:
· 2819 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

4 Jan Gone To Print
We are pleased to announce that the manuscript for Dove 11 has been passed to the printer.

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Dove Updates

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

20 Jan
· Keysoe, Beds
   Tenor wt of 14-1-9 was prior to canon removal
· Liverpool, Woolton, Mers
   Ringing suspended with immediate effect, read ...

19 Jan
· Wednesbury, W Mids
   Wed practice no longer held
· Woodditton, Cambs
   Indication of available toilet facility added

18 Jan
· Bangor on Dee, Wrexham
   Postcode amended (to church website version)
· Bexley, Gr London
   Ringing and practising again (post suspected ...
· Coleraine, Derry
   PN info removed
· Sidcup, Gr London
   Wed PN is predictable (not merely 'with excep ...

17 Jan
· Grafton Underwood, Northants
   Flag added: JT date of 1,2,5 and frames diffe ...

16 Jan
· Dundee, Old Steeple, C Dundee
   Flag added: tower bd shows 1872 for 2, but RW ...
· Haselbech, Northants
   PN info added; URL added
· Maidwell, Northants
   URL added
· Maidwell, Northants
   PN info amended (now joint with Haselbech): 1 ...
· Northington, Hants
   Now augmented to 6 and tried out (project not ...
· Prestwold, Leics
   PN info removed: no longer practise (insuffic ...
· Sheringham, Norfolk
   Work has now started on rehang; presence of t ...

15 Jan
· Milton Lilbourne, Wilts
   Restoration work complete: practices restarte ...

14 Jan
· Daventry, Northants
   URL added
· West Hanningfield, Essex
   Nominals for these bells >> a ring 'not well ...
· West Hanningfield, Essex
   Tenor note and ring key added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

21 Jan
· Horsham, W Sussex
· Suckley, Worcs

20 Jan
· Aldwick, W Sussex
· Keysoe, Beds
· Milton Ernest, Beds
· Stogursey, Som
· Storrington, OLE, W Sussex
· Stratton St Margaret, Wilts
· Swindon, ChCh, Wilts

19 Jan
· Frensham, Surrey
· Guildford Cath, Surrey

18 Jan
· Lastingham, N Yorks

17 Jan
· Ewell, Surrey
· Folkingham, Lincs
· Grafton Underwood, Northants
· Great Longstone, Derbys
· Northington, Hants
· Sawley, Derbys

16 Jan
· Dundee, Old Steeple
· Guilsborough, Northants

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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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