(Ann Taylor) This book records the history of the parish, from the Bronze Age to the present day. It describes the Priory, which once towered over the centre of the village, the railway’s arrival and departure, the church and its…..
(Rita Hirst) An explanation of where records are likely to be deposited. Family History research within the county can be complicated as more than one repository may be involved in research into the records of a single parish. Consideration is…..
(Mary Clark) The book relates the history of Bathampton Down after its rabbit warren was enclosed in the early 1700s. Many aspects of this period are covered, including its industrial heritage – farming, stone quarries and the later reservoirs. There…..
(Rachel Worth) Dorset’s smocks and unmistakable ‘knob’ buttons are the most famous examples of a whole range of once flourishing textile industries. The villages and towns involved in the various textiles and their accessories: wool, linen, silk, ribbons, lace, stockings,…..
(Jonathan Holt) Dorset’s follies are amongst its greatest architectural delights. Some, like the Horton Tower and Hardy’s Monument, are famous landmarks. Throughout the county there are grottoes, obelisks, temples, shell gardens, fake forts, arches, pavilions and even a sham chapel……
This book records the 20th century history of the village in words and images. The photographs used (over 190 of them) portray every aspect of village life, from farming, housing, church and school, to public services, leisure activities and the…..
(Michael Watts and Christopher Watts) Updated second edition of this book, aiding the modern family historian in researching their ancestors who served in the British Army from 1660. The book is a practical guide to help the researcher use the…..
The map covers the same area, is reproduced to the same scale (1:50,000), carries the same map number and uses the same British National Grid Reference, as the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger© map.
This battalion consisted of two companies from Henstridge, one from Horsington and two from Wincanton. Surname and place name indexes are included. 18 pages. Soft covers.