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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
· 7151 rings
· 47,143 bells
· 7151 rings of which, now:
· 2844 fully complete (40%)
· 3481 ring complete (49%)
· 5612 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

12 Jun Update
We are pleased to learn that this facility is now back working. Thanks to those concerned

5 Jun Affiliated Society URLs
Changes have been made to the CCCBR webpages such that the link from a tower’s details page to an affiliated society’s webpage does not now work. We understand that steps are in hand to re-enable this facility.

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Dove Updates

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

18 Jun
· Bundaberg, Qld
   New ring - dedication imminent

16 Jun
· Barnham Broom, Norfolk
   PN info added; indication of presence of simu ...
· Boveney, Bucks
   GF added
· Catterick, N Yorks
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Child Okeford, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Denham, Bucks
   Flag set: diam of 3/8 discrepant from Smith B ...
· Garvestone, Norfolk
   PN info added (Fri shared with Reymerston)
· Harlington, Gr London
   Restoration completed (but details not yet re ...
· Horbury, W Yorks
   Project to replace ring completed
· Iwerne Courtney, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Leafield, Oxon
   Bells ringing again (since 01/12/2018)
· Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Marnhull, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Mission, BC
   URL added (via Westminster Abbey site)
· Reymerston, Norfolk
   PN info amended - now shared with Garvestone
· Reymerston, Norfolk
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Richmond, N Yorks
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Shaftesbury, S James, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· South Barrow, Som
   No longer GF; indication of available toilet ...
· Stalbridge, Dorset
   Indication of available toilet facility added

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

19 Jun
· Great Horwood, Bucks
· Great Kimble, Bucks
· Great Missenden, Bucks
· Hastings, S Clement
· Hayes (TQ08), Gr London
· Hendersonville, NC
· Hinckley, Leics
· Houston, S Thomas, TX

18 Jun
· Bundaberg, Qld
· Darlington, S Cuthbert
· Ditcheat, Som
· Ebbw Vale, Bl Gwent
· Gulval, Cornwall
· Sunderland, HT, Tyne+Wear

16 Jun
· Denham, Bucks
· London, Cripplegate
· London, S James Garlickhythe
· Mission, BC
· Norwich, S Michael, Coslany

15 Jun
· London, Aldgate, C London

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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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