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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
· 7147 rings
· 47,115 bells
· 7147 rings of which, now:
· 2832 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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Recent changes to details (only some of which will update their Dove entry):

22 Mar
· Nettleham, Lincs
   No ringing at present: structural problems wi ...
· Royston, Herts
   Bells are cracked as the result of the Decemb ...

20 Mar
· Tanfield, Durham
   Tenor wt amended to 'as received' value

19 Mar
· Almondbury, W Yorks
   PN changed (from Tue) to Mon 19:45

18 Mar
· Bermondsey, Gr London
   Ringing resumed: 1,3,5 Tue PN restarted CHECK ...
· Rotherhithe, Gr London
   (Bermondsey available again) 2,4 Tue PN CHECK ...

17 Mar
· Frittenden, Kent
   Tenor: clapper repaired and back in action
· St Tudy, Cornwall
   SatNav destination added

15 Mar
· Dunedin, SI
   PN amended (from Thu 19:30)
· Shipton u Wychwood, Oxon
   Tenor wt amended
· Tanfield, Durham
   Bells removed from tower: tune, add 2 >> 10; ...

13 Mar
· Buckhorn Weston, Dorset
   4/6 is now u/r due to broken gudgeon
· Makhanda Cath, EC
   Placename changed: formerly Grahamstown
· Makhanda, Hillandale, EC
   Placename changed: formerly Grahamstown

12 Mar
· Calstock, Cornwall
   JT rehanging work starts 15 March
· Wiggenhall St Germans, Norfolk
   Tuning description added

10 Mar
· Eastbourne, S Mary, E Sussex
   URL reinstated
· Launcells, Cornwall
   Temporarily unavailable: being converted to n ...

09 Mar
· Rosemeadow, NSW
   New ring now test rung

07 Mar
· Boston, Lincs
   Closed for ringing 'until November 2019'

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

22 Mar
· Chester, S Peter, Cheshire

20 Mar
· Tanfield, Durham
· Worcester, Barbourne, Worcs

17 Mar
· Alveston, Glos
· Ashleworth, Glos
· Bishop's Cleeve, Glos
· Blaisdon, Glos
· Bletchingdon, Oxon
· Cheltenham, S Mark, Glos
· Churcham, Glos
· Coln St Dennis, Glos
· Elmore, Glos
· Hardwicke, Glos
· Hasfield, Glos
· Hatherop, Glos
· Hempsted, Glos
· Highnam, Glos
· Rotherhithe, Gr London
· Tytherington, Glos
· Wotton u Edge, Glos

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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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