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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
· 47,113 bells
· 7145 rings of which, now:
· 2826 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

11 Feb Edition 11 Availabilty
Dove 11 is now available from CC Publications

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Dove Updates

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

21 Feb
· Paul, Cornwall
   PN changed (from Thu)

20 Feb
· Watlington, Oxon
   PN amended (from Mon 19;30)

18 Feb
· Eastbourne, S Mary, E Sussex
   URL removed: www.eastbourneringers.org.uk/ ...

16 Feb
· Tredington, Warks
   Indication of available toilet facility added

15 Feb
· Grafton Underwood, Northants
   Indication of available toilet facility added
· Pytchley, Northants
   Indication of available toilet facility added

14 Feb
· Ballymena, Antrim
   Practices have resumed: Fri 19:45; check advised
· Rawtenstall, Lancs
   No ringing at present (safety concerns)

13 Feb
· Corsley, Wilts
   Tenor wt amended (to 'as received' value)
· Grimsby, Lincs
   PN amended (prev: alt Fri with Waltham)

12 Feb
· Bishops Frome, Herefs
   No apostrophe in placename (despite Crockford ...

11 Feb
· Swithland, Leics
   Restoration / rehanging work (WofA) now in pr ...

10 Feb
· Stanfield, Norfolk
   All bells unhung

09 Feb
· Camberley, Surrey
   Details of new ring received: tenor now 11-2- ...
· Dunholme, Lincs
   PN info amended: Wed practice discontinued
· Evancoyd, Powys
   u/r: treble headstock distintegrating
· Scothern, Lincs
   Fri PN is now weekly (rather than alt)
· Welton, Lincs
   PN (alt Fri) removed: no longer practise

08 Feb
· Corsley, Wilts
   All 6 bells now out for retuning and rehanging

06 Feb
· Chesterfield, Derbys
   Mon PN (was just 2nd) now 2nd & 4th

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pNBR Updates

Recent updates to the pNBR:

20 Feb
· Balsham, Cambs
· Fordham, Cambs
· Marcham, Oxon
· Oxford, Headington, Oxon

19 Feb
· Gaywood, Norfolk
· Little Rock Cath, AR
· Melbourn, Cambs
· Midgham, Berks

18 Feb
· Hevingham, Norfolk

17 Feb
· Eastbourne, S Mary, E Sussex
· Little Eversden, Cambs
· Nunnington, N Yorks
· Witham, Essex

16 Feb
· Dyffryn, Neath PT
· Leigh, The, Glos
· Little Walsingham, Norfolk
· Sevenhampton, Glos
· Stanway, Glos
· Sutton Courtenay, Oxon
· Tewkesbury, 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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