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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
· 7146 rings
pNBR
· 47,096 bells
· 7146 rings of which, now:
· 2794 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

6 Oct Multiple Saints
We have today amended the 'Dedication' part of a good many tower records. Thus, in the case of a church being dedicated to more than one saint, we really do now follow what we say in our Conventions of using the presentation used within Crockford's Clerical Directory.

4 Oct Google Maps
We apologise for the problems we have experienced with Google Maps on the Dove website over the last couple of days. This was due to a change to Google's pricing model. The maps on the site should now be working again.

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):

14 Oct
· Hertford, All Ss, Herts
   SatNav destination added (churchyard parking ...
· Stockton, Warks
   Work has been carried out, but 'limited ringi ...
· Stockton, Warks
   Indication of available toilet facility added

13 Oct
· Stratford sub Castle, Wilts
   PN info modified
· Sunderland, Roker, Tyne+Wear
   Restoration work complete
· Wilton, Wilts
   PN alternation with Stratford sub Castle disc ...

12 Oct
· Almondsbury, Glos
   Tenor wt amended
· Brigg, Lincs
   Tower lat / long tower position corrected
· East Allington, Devon
   Precise tenor wt provided
· Kilmood, Down
   Have now been test rung; to be opened Remembr ...

10 Oct
· Great Cressingham, Norfolk
   Tenor wt amended
· Hawton, Notts
   Tenor weight amended (to 'as received' value)
· London, S Paul's Cath, C London
   Restoration work apparently complete - BellBo ...
· Milton Lilbourne, Wilts
   Tenor weight amended (to 'as received' value)
· Shipton u Wychwood, Oxon
   Tenor weight amended (to 'as received' value)

08 Oct
· Bath, S Michael, Som
   PN info removed
· Bromsberrow, Glos
   Tenor note amended from Bb (nominal: Ab+10c)
· Much Hadham, Herts
   Postcode amended

07 Oct
· Brewster, NY
   Should now be treated as unringable (PN info ...
· Brimpsfield, Glos
   Chancel crossing >> chancel, there being no t ...

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

14 Oct
· Nutfield, Surrey

13 Oct
· East Allington, Devon

12 Oct
· Almondsbury, Glos
· Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops

11 Oct
· Great Cressingham, Norfolk

10 Oct
· Condover, Shrops
· Hawton, Notts
· Milton Lilbourne, Wilts
· Shipton u Wychwood, Oxon

09 Oct
· Devizes, S John, Wilts

08 Oct
· Brewster, NY
· Bromsberrow, Glos

07 Oct
· Sutton, Beds

06 Oct
· Mudford, Som
· Northington, Hants
· St Davids Cath, Pembs
· Thirsk, N Yorks

04 Oct
· Brinsop, Herefs
· Dormston, Worcs
· Leysters, Herefs

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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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