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Somerset Volume XII

  • Carhampton lies on the shore of Blue Anchor Bay in the Bristol Channel between Watchet and Minehead. For most people it is home to one of the few straight stretches of road on the route from Taunton to Dunster or Minehead. Tourists seldom venture...
  • Research is complete on Dunster and draft sections of the Dunster entry can be viewed below. Much of the land in this area formerly belonged to the Luttrell family. A note on their large archive will be found in the Luttrell Collection. More...
  • Minehead is blessed with scenic beauty, which made it a popular seaside resort from the later 19th century. Not only the fine sweep of its seashore closed by the steep cliffs of North Hill above the harbour but also the great hill itself dwarfing...
  • Edmund Rack described Timberscombe in the 1780s as encompassed by lofty hills well-furnished with hanging woods and with picturesque glens winding between them. As the village is tucked away from the main valley the parish still looks much as Rack...
  • Withycombe parish lies largely hidden in the hills south of Carhampton whose ancient parish formerly surrounded it on the north, west and south. The village lies in the steep-sided valley known as the Combe from which it takes its name. It is...
  • XIV and later volumes: Taunton Deane The hundred and manor of Taunton Deane is the focus of current Somerset research and will be split between several volumes.   NORTON FITZWARREN Norton Fitzwarren is a parish two miles WNW of Taunton, in the...
  • The hundred and manor of Taunton Deane is the focus of current Somerset research. BISHOPS HULL Before the mid 19th century the ancient parish of Bishops Hull was not only a rural parish west of Taunton but also the area of west Taunton probably part...