THE MENDIP RING
The major information source is Mendip District Council's Heritage Environment Website at www.somerset.co.uk/somerset/culturalheritage. All monuments or objects in Mendip are listed by category, area, parish and period. It cross references to further sources and maps.
Other sources include:
Victoria County History for Somerset.
Local Libraries and Museums.
Mendip District Council publications on Heritage Trails and village and local history.
Tourist Information Offices for leaflets on local sites and long distance walks.
Local Historical and Archaeological Societies.
Bodies such as the Forestry Commission, the Mile Stone Society, the Royal Mail Heritage Group and the Somerset Vernacular Buildings Research Group.
Local oral history.
Many and varied websites, such as for Bench Marks and for the Tree Register of the British Isles.
Maps, tithe maps & apportionment books held at Somerset County Record Office, Taunton.
Maps at the Swindon and Wiltshire History Centre at Chippenham and at Bath Library, the Podium, Bath.
A selection of reference books is listed below. Some relate to more than one Leg.
Atthill R (1984) Old Mendip. Hunting Raven, Frome.
Bettey J H (1989) The Suppression of the Monasteries in the West Country. Alan Sutton, Brunswick Rd, Gloucester.
Body and Gallop (2001) The Glastonbury Canal. Fiducia Press.
Coulthard A J and Watts M (1978) Windmills of Somerset. London. The Research Publishing Co.
Fisher D J V (1992) The Anglo Saxon Age. Longman, Harlow, Essex
Pooley C (1877) Old Stone Crosses of Somerset. Longmans, London.
Synge Rev E F (1974) Butleigh a thousand years of a Somerset parish. Butleigh P.C.C.
There is a wide choice of books on the Monmouth uprising.
Hawkins M (1986) Somerset and Dorset; then and now. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, Northants.
Legg P and Binding H (1998) Somerset cider: the Complete Story. Somerset Books.
Living History Group (2002) Castle Cary and Ansford; Time to Reflect. Dickens. Bruton.
Coney G T (1989) Chronicle of the village of Batcombe. March Press, Frome.
Cousins P (1972) Bruton in Selwood. Shelborne Abbey Press.
Main B (1999) Walks in Mysterious Somerset. Sigma Leisure.
McGarvie M (1978) The Bounds of Selwood. Frome Society for Local Study, Oakman Press, Westbury.
McGarvie M (1989) Marston Bigot church and parish. Foster Yeoman Ltd for Postlebury P.C.C.
Oliver J. (1949) Ancient Roads of England. Cassell.
Barnett B (1977) Avon and Somerset Cathedrals and Monuments. James Pike, St Ives
Collinson (1791) History of Somerset Vol II.
Somerset Beekeepers Association (2005) Somerset Beekeepers and Beekeeping Associations. 1875 -2005. David & Charles, Newton Abbot.
Brown T (August 2005) The Thankful Villages. Somerset Life Magazine. Smart Publications, Crewkerne.
Daniel J J (1879) The History of Warminster. 'Journal 'office, Warminster.
McKenzie R (2002) 15 Mendip Villages. Pub. R McKenzie.
Mee Arthur (1941) King's England. Hodder and Stoughton
Somerset Federation of Women's Institutes (1988) The Somerset Village Book. Countryside Books, Newbury, Berks.
Summerscale K (2008) The suspicions of Mr Whicher: or the murder at Road Hill House. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Alves J (2000) Writhlington Manor Revisited. Issue No 39 p 18 of Five Arches; the Journal of the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society.
Bentley and Murless(1987) Somerset Roads; the legacy of the turnpike. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
Brown D (1999) Somerset v Hitler. Countryside Books, Newbury, Berks.
Chedgy V and Foster V (1986) Writhlington Manor. Issue No 1 p 5 of Five Arches; the Journal of the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society.
Down C G and Warrington A J (1966) The History of the Somerset Coalfield. David and Charles, Newton Abbot.
Holt Rev A L (1987) Old North Somerset. Skitton Ltd, Cheddar.
Strawbridge D J (1985) Meandering through Chilcompton. Pub by the author.
McCann J and P (2003) The Dovecotes of Historical Somerset. Somerset Vernacular Buildings Research Group.
Reid R D (1979) Some Old Buildings of Mendip. The Mendip Society.
Ross L (Ed) (2004) Before the Lake. Memories of the Chew Valley. Harptree Historical Society.
Toulson S (1984) The Mendip Hills. Gollanz
Johnson P (1967) The History of Mendip Caving. David & Charles, Newton Abbot.
Robinson S (1992) Somerset Place Names. Dovecote Press.
McClurg G (2001) Meare; Its Place in History. pub by G.McClurg for the Meare Parish Council Millennium Committee.
Williams M (1970) The Drainage of the Somerset Levels. Cambridge University Press