Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
In the 17th and early 18th centuries Minehead's extensive overseas trade embraced the West Indies and the names of Barbados and Jamaica were associ
By the later 19th century Minehead’s growth put pressure on fuel supplies.
Like any community Minehead needed water and this was traditionally supplied by springs and streams and later also from wells but the growth in tou
During Minehead’s days as an important trading port mercantile families provided each other and other people with credit.
We take street lighting for granted but it was slow to reach many parts of Britain and some communities have never had street lighting and do not d
Minehead market was always overshadowed by that at Dunster but has its own interesting history and a fine Edwardian market house.
The Minehead port area, which stretched from the Devon boundary to Shurton Barrs near Stogursey, was full of small creeks and landing places where
Minehead harbour belonged to the Luttrells and was run by harbourmas
Minehead harbour is a well known feature of the seaside resort offering shelter for pleasure boats, fishing trips and the occasional excitement of
Tourism began in a modest way in the late 18th century and by the mid 19th century as the port declined Quaytown's houses opened their doors to hol