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Chilton Polden: The Tithe Apportionment for the Hamlet of Chilton Polden in Somerset – 1839

A transcription of the tithe apportionment for the hamlet of Chilton Polden, taken from the original dated 20 March 1839. A reduced tracing, in sections, of the associated tithe map ins included, together with indexes of map references and occupiers……


Luxborough Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1594-1837, Marriages 1594-1837, Burials 1594-1837.


The Place of The Rural Blacksmith In Parish Life 1500-1900

(Marcia Evans)  The village forge was often a focus of local activity and here we have accounts of some of the families whose skills were passed on for generations. Details are provided from trade directories, censuses and militia lists. 122 pages. …..


Wells – It Was Like This in Old Brown’s Time

(Jack Paul)  The story of a family firm 1893 – 1990. The story starts from the information in an advertisement in the Wells Journal of 27th July 1893.  The advert  stated that William Paul, who had been a painter, decorator…..


Chaldon Herring

(Judith Stinton)  A history of the village with many names included, and indexed. 208 pages.  Soft covers.


Pawlett Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1667-1837, Marriages 1667-1837, Marriage Banns 1754-1812, Burials 1667-1837.


Porlock Parish Registers

A transcription, in two volumes, of: Christenings 1594-1837, Marriages 1594-1837, Burials 1594-1837.


Wootton Courtnay – Lord of the Manor

(Geoffrey Stoate) This book is the result of an attempt to trace the successive owners of the manor of Wootton Courtenay, from the time of the Norman Conquest to the final break up of the estate in 1920. The manor…..


Mells, A History of (3rd edition)

(Rev F W Cleverdon)  Describes many aspects of Mells history from the account in the Domesday book up to the 20th century. The photographs included have been improved, and some are in colour in this new edition.  New photographs have…..


National Index of Parish Registers – Somerset

(published in 1998) (Cliff Webb)  A listing of the available parish registers, including the original registers, bishop’s transcripts and other available copies and transcriptions, for christenings, marriages and banns, and burials, for all Somerset parishes. 143 pages. Soft covers.


Long Sutton as ‘Twere

(Redvers Burt)  Long Sutton is a village in the heart of Somerset, and the author lived and worked there all his life.  He recalls his childhood years, his early working life with local farmers and builders, his wartime years in…..


Somerset Airman, A

The story of an RAF armourer, who grew up in Frome on a small family farm. The story begins with an account of life on the farm, and continues with Eric?s conscription into the services, and his time in foreign…..


Treborough and Withycombe Parish Registers

A transcription of: Treborough: Christenings 1593-1837, Marriages 1593-1809, Burials 1593-1837 Withycombe: Christenings 1605-1837, Marriages 1605-1837, Burials 1605-1812.


Sturminster Newton Through Time

(Roger Guttridge & Steve Case)  A fascinating selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Sturminster Newton has changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ?then and now? fashion, so that…..


West Buckland Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1678-1955, Marriages 1538-1617 and 1682-1899, Burials 1538-1955.


Wootton Courtney Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1558-1837, Marriages 1558-1837, Burials 1558-1837.