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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
· 7141 rings
pNBR
· 47,058 bells
· 7141 rings of which, now:
· 2773 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

8 Aug Interruption of service
In the course of the forthcoming fortnight 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 simply that we are going to be away from our desk - for even we like to go on the occasional ringing holiday! You can be assured that those which have arrived will indeed 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 likely not to receive a timely response.

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):

11 Aug
· Asthall, Oxon
   Tenor note (& ring key) not A (nominal: B-31c)
· Redbourne, Lincs
   Church now has electricity

10 Aug
· Brafferton, N Yorks
   u/r: fittings, etc in bad condition; twr ston ...
· Ufton Nervet, Berks
   Tenor note added
· Wolverhampton, Bushbury, W Mids
   Ringing temporarily suspended (unsafe tower r ...
· Wolverhampton, Bushbury, W Mids
   (Tue) PN info removed: no band at present

09 Aug
· Llangollen, Denbighs
   Tower work completed; ringing resumes 12/08/2018

07 Aug
· Barkby, Leics
   PN info added
· Birstall, Leics
   PN info added
· Castle Cary, Som
   Tower stonework in precarious state: no ringi ...
· Codicote, Herts
   PN changed (from Tue)
· Croft, Leics
   .. but no ringing until ~6 Oct: no access due ...
· Croft, Leics
   PN info (Tue 8pm) added
· Ightham, Kent
   PN info modified (not Fri)
· Queniborough, Leics
   PN info amended (from Mon)
· Rushden, Northants
   PN start time moved to 20:00

06 Aug
· Beechworth, Vic
   Practice start time slightly amended (from 17 ...
· Brompton Regis, Som
   Ringing suspension (tower work) "until autumn ...
· Thurleigh, Beds
   Tenor note (and ring key) not F# (nominal: F+ ...

05 Aug
· Clipston, Northants
   Indication of available toilet facility added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

11 Aug
· Asthall, Oxon
· Flore, Northants
· Fulbrook, Oxon
· Great Rissington, Glos
· Storrington, OLE, W Sussex

10 Aug
· Brafferton, N Yorks
· Brighton, Preston Park
· Ufton Nervet, Berks
· Upper Chute, Wilts

09 Aug
· Fakenham, Norfolk
· Mossley, Roughtown, Gr Man
· Stretford, Gr Man
· Upper Dean, Beds

08 Aug
· Cambridge, OLEM, Cambs
· Cranfield, Beds
· Dodford, Northants
· Eaton Bray, Beds

06 Aug
· Dullingham, Cambs
· Linton, Cambs
· Thurleigh, Beds

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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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