Berkley, Somerset (1822)

The description of Berkley, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Tophographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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White Horse Inn, Maiden Newton

This description and pictures of the White Horse Inn, Maiden Newton, Dorset, England were originally published in The Old Inns of Old England and a Picturesque Account of the Ancient and Storied Hostelries of our own Country, Volume II by Charles George Harper, Published in 1906 by Chapman and Hall,Limited.

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Holy Trinity, Chantry, Somerset, England

The ecclesiastical parish of Chantry, Somerset, England was formed in 1846 from parts of the parishes of Whatley, Elm, and Mells. This review of the new Parish church of Holy Trinity was published in The Ecclesiologist Published by the Ecclesiological Society in that year.

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Buckland Dinham, Somerset (1822)

The description of Buckland Dinham, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Tophographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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Little Jack Horner

The village of Mells in Somerset has longe been associated with the Little Jack Horner Nursery Rhyme.  This account of that link was published in Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediæval, Legendary: Famous Chracters and Famous Names in Novels, Romances, Poems and Dramas, Classified, Analyzed and criticised, with Supplementary Citations from the best Authorities by William Shepard Walsh, Published in 1915.

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Mells, Somerset (1822)

The description of Mells, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Topographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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Cloford, Somerset, England (1875)

This description of the Somerset village of Cloford appeared in the 1875 edition of  Somersetshire edited by Edward Robert Kelly

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Volunteers wanted to dig Hardy’s garden

The National Trust is looking for people to get involved with a range of duties at its Dorset properties including the birthplace of novelist Thomas Hardy in Higher Bockhampton. Volunteers are being invited to come forward to maintain the glory of the garden at Hardy’s Cottage.

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Marston Bigot, Somerset (1822)

The description of Marston Bigot, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Topographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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1821 Factory Fire at Frome, Somerset

The following article appeared in the London Times on August 27, 1821 regarding a fire Messrs Humphries Factory in Frome, Somerset. The story had first appeared in the Bath Herald

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