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A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 10. Originally published by Boydell & Brewer for Victoria County History, Woodbridge, 2010.

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THE principal printed works cited in this volume are the volumes of the Victoria County History of Somerset, the calendars of national archives published by the Record Commissioners, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, and the Pipe Roll Society, and collections of national and local material relating to Somerset published by the Somerset Record Society. Other important works are the histories of the county produced by the Revd John Collinson and the Revd William Phelps, Parliamentary papers, the Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, and Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries. These will be found listed below as primary printed sources and their abbreviated forms, used in the footnotes, will be found in the list of abbreviations.

Books published in London unless otherwise stated


The major collections of materials used in this volume can be found at the Somerset Record Office. They comprise the extensive archives of the Diocese of Bath and Wells (D/D/, DD/WBF), ecclesiastical and civil parishes (D/P/, D/PC/), nonconformist congregations (D/N/, DD/SFR), the County Council (C/) including records of schools and smallholdings, Rural Districts (D/R/), and Quarter Sessions (Q/) including land tax assessments, meeting house and alehouse licences, jury lists, records of sessions, petitions, friendly society records, bridge records, deposited plans and order books. Among the archives of other bodies are records of the River Authority (DD/RA), Church Commissioners (DD/CC), Department of Education and Science (DD/EDS) including school plans, Inland Revenue (DD/IR) comprising the 1910 land valuation, and Charity Commission (DD/C). Also the extensive collections of the Somerset Archaeological Society (DD/SAS).

Among the many collections of estate papers referred to the most notable are those of the Colston family of West Lydford (DD/JC), the Dickinsons of Kingweston (DD/DN), the Bailwards of Horsington (DD/DNL), the Mildmays (DD/MI), the Phelips family (DD/PH), the Portmans (DD/PM), the Ayshfords and Sanfords (DD/SF), the Thring family of Alford (DD/TH, DD/THG), the Trevelyans of Nettlecombe (DD/WO), the Waldegrave family (DD/WG), and the Wyndhams (DD/WY). Other estates and individuals whose papers have been used include those of the Marquess of Ailesbury (DD/AB), the Bakers of Mere (A/ABS), the Bakers of Weston super Mare (DD/BK), the Battiscombes (DD/BC), the Bellamy family of Rampisham and Matthews family of Yetminster (DD/BR/ehp) the Hallidays (DD/MY), the Hobhouse family of Hadspen (DD/HH), the Harbins of Newton Surmaville (DD/HN) Lord Strachie of Sutton Court (DD/SH), the Speke family of Jordans (DD/SPK), the Stradlings of Chilton Polden (DD/S/ST), the Walker Heneage family of East Coker (DD/WHh), the Wright Rogers family of Yarlington (DD/WR), and the Yeatman Biggs family of Warminster (DD/YB).

Other important archives have been deposited by estate agents, solicitors and surveyors including those of Bennetts of Bruton (DD/BT), Channer, Channer, and Ligertwood of Taunton (DD/CH), Clarke Wilmott and Clarke of Taunton and elsewhere (DD/CWCw), Dodson and Pulman of Taunton (DD/DP), Edens of Sherborne (DD/EDN), Fookes and Darlington of Sherborne (DD/FF), Foster of Wells (DD/FS), Goldingham and Jotcham of Wootton-under-Edge (DD/GJ) Louch, Wilmott and Clarke of Langport (DD/LC), Morrell, Peel and Gamler of Oxford (DD/MPG), Perry of Brighton (DD/BR/py), Rutter and Rutter of Shaftesbury (DD/RUT), Ticehurst, Wyatt and Co. of Cheltenham (DD/TW), and Trail, CastlemanSmith and Wilson of Blandford (DD/TCW).

Important miscellaneous collections include Edmund Rack's parish notes (A/AQP), 20th century parish economic surveys (A/AGH), Vernacular Architecture reports (DD/V), archives deposited by Dr Bartelot of Trowbridge (DD/BTL), Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DD/DT), Ambra booksellers (DD/S/AM), Society of Genealogists (DD/SOG), Sexey's Hospital, Bruton (DD/SE), Sussex Archaeological Society (DD/SX), Somerset Record Society (DD/X/SR), and Wiltshire Record Office (DD/X/WI), records of Somerset County farms (A/BNK) and the deeds of Lower Barton, Barton St David (A/BIQ).

The principle maps used include Ordnance and Geological Survey maps and early printed county maps, but also among the Somerset Record Office collections the tithe and enclosure awards and maps, estate maps especially a late 17th century map of Castle Cary (T/PH/bm 32, original in BL), and maps of railways and roads among Quarter Sessions records.

Many of the principle sources in the National Archives at the Public Record Office have been published but among the most important records used are Chancery proceedings (C1, C2, C3) pleadings of the Six Clerks Office (C 6, C 10), Patent Rolls (C 66), Decree rolls (C 78), Masters' exhibits (C 106, C 111), Inquisitions post mortem (C 133, C 134, C 135, C 139, C 140, C 142), Inquisitions ad quod damnum (C 143), Miscellaneous Inquisitions (C 145), Feet of fines (CP 25) De Banco rolls (CP 40), Recovery rolls (CP 43), Census records (HO 107, 129, RG 9–13), Probate records (PROB 3, PROB 11), Court rolls (SC 2), Ministers' accounts (SC 6), Petitions (SC 8), and Rentals (SC 11).

Less frequently used collections include ships' musters (ADM 36), Crown Estate Commissioners deeds (CRES 38), Exchequer depositions (E 134), Ancient extents (E 142), Inquisitions post mortem (E 150), Returns of papists' estates (E 174), Particulars for leases (E 310), Ancient deeds (E 326), Exemption from First Fruits and Tenths (E 333), Land Revenue office court rolls (LR 3), railway records (RAIL), Star Chamber proceedings (STAC 2), Court of Wards deeds (WARD 2), and Chelsea Hospital, records of pensioners (WO 97).

Important collections elsewhere are the Additional Charters and Manuscripts, Egerton and Harleian charters at the British Library; the Pole MS at VCH Office, Taunton, the Ashton Court MSS at Bristol Record Office (AC), Arundel archive at Cornwall Record Office (AR), Petre MSS at Devon Record Office (123), the archives of Ffookes of Sherborne, solicitors, at Dorset Record Office (D/FFO) and the archives of the Colston (248) and Hoare (383) families in Wiltshire Record Office. Important material that has not been deposited includes the court books of North Cadbury and neighbouring manors and the records of Keinton Mandeville School.


Abstract of Educational Returns (Parl. Papers 1835 (62) xlii)

Abstract of Returns of Charitable Donations made in 1787–8 (Parl. Papers 1816 (511) xvi)

N. Adams (ed.), Select Cases from the Ecclesiastical Courts of Canterbury (Selden Soc. 95, 1981)

Annual Report of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (1825)

D. S. Bailey (ed.), Wells Cathedral Chapter Act Book, 1666–1683 (Somerset Record Society 72 and HMSO, 1973)

E. H. Bates (ed.), Gerard's Survey of Somerset, 1633 (Somerset Record Society 15, 1900)

E. H. Bates (ed.), Quarter Sessions Records, 1607–25 (Somerset Record Society 23, 1907)

E. H. Bates-Harbin (ed.), Quarter Sessions Records, 1625–39 (Somerset Record Society 24, 1908)

E. H. Bates-Harbin (ed.), Quarter Sessions Records, 1646–60 (Somerset Record Society 28, 1912)

S. W. Bates-Harbin (ed.), Somerset Enrolled Deeds (Somerset Record Society 51, 1936)

Bath and Wells Diocesan Directory

J. Beresford (ed.), Diary of a Country Parson: The Reverend James Woodforde (Oxford, 1926, reprinted 1968)

J. H. Bettey (ed.), Calendar of the Correspondence of the Smythe Family of Ashton Court: 1548–1642 (Bristol Record Society 35, 1982)

The Book of Fees (HMSO 1920–31)

G. Bradford (ed.), Star Chamber Proceeding, Henry VII and Henry VIII (Somerset Record Society 27, 1911)

Calendar of Chancery Warrants (HMSO 1927)

Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1903–27)

Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1892–1963)

Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1911–62)

Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1916–68)

Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1904–2004)

Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (HMSO 1898–1955)

Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells (Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1907, 1914), 2 volumes

Calendars of Papal Registers; Papal Letters (HMSO and Irish MSS Commission, 1893–1986)

Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Office (HMSO 1891–1986)

Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding etc. (HMSO 1889–92)

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (HMSO 1856–1972)

C. E. Chadwyck-Healey (ed.), Somersetshire Pleas c. 1200–1256 (Somerset Record Society 11, 1897)

J. S. Cockburn (ed.), Somerset Assize Orders (Somerset Record Society 71, 1971)

M. D. Costen (ed.), Wesleyans and Bible Christians in South Somerset (Somerset Record Society 78, 1984)

M. Cowan (ed.), The letters of John Peniston, Salisbury architect, Catholic and yeomanry officer, 1823–1830 (Wiltshire Record Society 50, 1996)

F. A. Crisp (ed.), Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills etc. copied from the manuscript collections of the late Revd Frederick Brown (privately printed 1887–90, 6 volumes)

Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO and Boydell Press 1923–99)

M. C. B. Dawes (ed.), Quarter Sessions Records, 1666–76 (Somerset Record Society 34, 1919)

Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1890–1915)

F. H. Dickinson (ed.), Kirby's Quest etc. (Somerset Record Society 3, 1889)

Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor (Parl. Papers 1819 (224) ix(2))

Dictionary of National Biography

W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1817–30)

A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford A.D. 1501 to 1540 (Oxford, 1974)

Excerpta e Rotulis Finium, Hen. III (Record Commission, 1835–6)

General Digest of Endowed Charities (1869–71)

R. E. Glasscock (ed.), The Subsidy of 1334 (1975)

E. Green (ed.), Certificate of Musters, 1569 (Somerset Record Society 20, 1904)

E. Green (ed.), Pedes Finium (Feet of Fines) 1196–1307 (Somerset Record Society 6, 1892)

E. Green (ed.), Feet of Fines 1307–1346 (Somerset Record Society 12, 1898)

E. Green (ed.), Feet of Fines 1347–99 (Somerset Record Society 17, 1902)

E. Green (ed.), Feet of Fines, 1399–1485 (Somerset Record Society 22, 1906)

E. Green (ed.), Somerset Chantries, 1548 (Somerset Record Society 2, 1888)

J. B. Harley and R. W. Dunning (ed.), Somerset Maps (Somerset Record Society 76, 1981)

M. J. Hawkins (ed.), Sales of Wards in Somerset, 1603–41 (Somerset Record Society 67, 1965)

Bishop Hobhouse (ed.), Bishop Drokensford's Register (Somerset Record Society 1, 1887)

T. S. Holmes (ed.), Register of Bishop Bubwith (Somerset Record Society 29–30, 1913–14)

T. S. Holmes (ed.), Registers of Bishop Gifford 1265–1266 and Bishop Bowett, 1401–1407 (Somerset Record Society 13, 1899)

T. S. Holmes (ed.), Register of Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury (Somerset Record Society 9–10, 1895–6)

T. S. Holmes (ed.), Register of Bishop Stafford, 1425–43 (Somerset Record Society 31–2, 1915–16)

R. Holworthy and E. Dwelly (ed.), Hearth Tax for Somerset 1664–5 (Fleet, 1916)

Home Office Acreage Returns (HO 67) II (List and Index Society 190, 1982)

A. J. Howard (ed.), Fines Imposed on Persons who assisted the Rebels in the Cornish rebellion and the Insurrection of Perkin Warbeck in 1497 (1986)

A. J. Howard and T. L. Stoate (ed.), Somerset Protestation Returns (Bristol, 1975)

A. L. Humphreys (ed.), Somerset Parishes (1905)

T. J. Hunt (ed.), The Medieval Customs of the Manors of Taunton and Bradford on Tone (Somerset Record Society 66, 1962)

W. Hunt (ed.), Cartularies of Bath Priory (Somerset Record Society 7, 1893)

Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO 1899–1920)

L. Landon (ed.), Somersetshire Pleas, 1272–1279 (Somerset Record Society 41, 1926)

L. Landon (ed.), Somerset Pleas, 1280 (Somerset Record Society 44, 1920)

J. H. Lea (ed.), Abstract of wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England: Register Soame 1620 (Boston, USA, 1904)

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (HMSO 1864–1932)

Livings Augmented by Queen Anne's Bounty (Parl. Papers 1867, 122) liv

M. McGarvie (ed.), Sir Stephen Glynne's Church Notes for Somerset (Somerset Record Society 82, 1994)

A. G. Matthews (ed.), Calamy Revised: Being a revision of Edmund Calamy's account of the Ministers and others ejected and silenced 1660–1662 (Oxford, 1934)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Bishops' Registers, 1518–59 (Somerset Record Society 55, 1940)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Records of the Honor of Dunster (Somerset Record Society 33, 1917–18)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Register of Bishop Bekynton, 1443–65 (Somerset Record Society 49–50, 1934–5)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Register of Bishop King (Somerset Record Society 54, 1939)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Registers of Bishops Stillington, 1496–1503, and Fox, 1492–4 (Somerset Record Society 52, 1934)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Some Somerset Manors (Somerset Record Society, extra series, 1931)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (ed.), Two Registers of Beauchamp of Hatch (Somerset Record Society 35, 1920)

H. C. Maxwell-Lyte and T. S. Holmes (ed.), Cartularies of Bruton and Montacute Priories (Somerset Record Society 8, 1894)

S. C. Morland (ed.), The Somersetshire Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends 1668–1699 (Somerset Record Society 75, 1978)

National Society, Schools Inquiry, 1846–7

J. Ogilby, Britannia (1675, facsimile, Reading, 1971)

T. F. Palmer (ed.), Collectanea III (Somerset Record Society 57, 1942)

Pipe Rolls (1159–1215) and other publications of the Pipe Roll Society (1884–2004)

Placita de Quo Warranto (Record Commission, 1818)

Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (1849–present)

F. R. Ramsey (ed.), English Episcopal Acta, X. Bath and Wells 1061–1205 (British Academy, 1995)

Red Book of the Exchequer (Rolls Series, 1896)

11th Report of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales (Parl. Papers 1824)

Report of the Royal Commission on Children, Young Persons, and Women in Agriculture (Parl. Papers 1868–9 (4202), xiii)

Report of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Revenues (Parl. Papers 1835 (67) xxii)

Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III and Edw. I (Record Commission, 1812–18)

Rotulorum Originalium Abbreviatio, temp. Hen. III, Edward I (Record Commission, 1805)

B. Schofield, Muchelney Memoranda (Somerset Record Society 42, 1927)

D. O. Shilton and R. Holworthy (ed.), Medieval Wills from Wells, 1534–46, 1554–6 (Somerset Record Society 40, 1925)

D. Shorrocks (ed.), Bishop Still's Visitation 1594 and The 'Smale Booke' of the Clerk of the Peace for Somerset 1593–5 (Somerset Record Society 84, 1998)

Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries

M. F. Stieg (ed.), The Diary of John Harington, MP. 1646–53 (Somerset Record Society 74, 1977)

T. L. Stoate, Dwelly's index to the Somerset Hearth tax exemption certificates of 1670 and 1674 (Bristol, 1976)

Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie ... circa A.D. 1291 (Record Commission, 1801)

C. and F. Thorne (ed.), Domesday Book: Somerset (Chichester, 1980)

Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission, 1810–34)

Victoria County History of Somerset, I–VIII (1906–2003)

A. Watkin, The Great Chartulary of Glastonbury, I (Somerset Record Society 59, 1944)

A. Watkin, The Great Chartulary of Glastonbury, III (Somerset Record Society 63, 1949–50)

A. Watkin, Wells Cathedral Miscellanea (Somerset Record Society 56, 1941)

F. W. Weaver (ed.), Cartulary of Buckland Priory (Somerset Record Society 25, 1909)

F. W. Weaver (ed.), Somersetshire Wills, 1383–1500 (Somerset Record Society 16, 1901)

F. W. Weaver (ed.), Somersetshire Wills, 1501–1530 (Somerset Record Society 19, 1903)

F. W. Weaver (ed.), Somersetshire Wills, 1530–1558 (Somerset Record Society 21, 1905)

A. J. Webb, Two Tudor Subsidy Assessments (Somerset Record Society 88, 2002)

J. Wesley, Journal (1901)

W. M. Wigfield, The Monmouth Rebels, 1685 (Somerset Record Society 79, 1985)

G. H. Woodward (ed.), Calendar of Somerset Chantry Grants, 1548–1603 (Somerset Record Society 77, 1982)

The Yeovil (Parishes) Order (1982) (Statutory Instrument 1982/185)

F. A. Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I Southern England (1979)


T. D. Acland and W. Sturge, The Farming of Somersetshire (1851)

Annual Report of the Incorporated Church Building Society (1927)

Annual Report of the Somerset (1896) Congregational Union and of the Evangelist Society presented at the One-Hundredth Anniversary (1896)

M. Aston and R. Leech, Historic Towns in Somerset (Bristol, 1977)

E. H. Bates, 'An Inventory of Church Plate in SouthEast Somerset', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 43 (1897)

S. W. Bates Harbin, Members of parliament for the County of Somerset (Taunton, 1939)

J. Batten, Historical Notes on South Somerset (Yeovil, 1894)

J. B. Bentley and J. B. Murless, Somerset Roads: the Legacy of the Turnpikes, (Taunton, 1985–7), 2 volumes

J. Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People called Quakers, from 1650 to 1689 (1753)

J. Billingsley, General View of Agriculture of Somerset (Bath, 1798)

Bragg, Directory of Somerset (1840)

J. Burden, Winging Westward (Bath, 1974)

Burke, Landed Gent. (1914 and other edns)

Burke, Peerage (1949 and other edns)

Castle Cary and Ansford Guides

Castle Cary Past and Present (1974)

Castle Cary Visitor (Castle Cary, 1896–1915)

T. Chubb, A descriptive list of the printed maps of Somersetshire, 1575–1914 (Taunton, 1914).

F. Chuk, The Somerset Years: government-assisted emigrants from Somerset and Bristol who arrived in Port Phillip, Victoria 1839–1854 (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1987)

C. M. Church, 'The Prebend of Dinder', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 30 (1884)

J. B. B. Clarke, An account of the church education among the poor in the diocese of Bath and Wells, in the year 1846 (1847) [copy in Somerset Studies Library]

R. Clarke, Memoirs of Robert Clarke (1829) [copy in Somerset Studies Library]

G. E. Cokayne and others, The Complete Peerage (1910, facsimile Gloucester, 1982)

L. S. Colchester (ed), Wells Cathedral Communars' Accounts (1984)

J. Collinson, The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (Bath, 1791) 3 volumes

Crockford's Clerical Directory

P. Dale-Thomas, 'The Landed Estates of Somerset since 1873', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 138 (1995)

Revd Daniel, Catash (Yeovil, 1900)

P. Dunion (ed.), Castle Cary from Old Photographs (1983)

E. Ekwall, The Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 4th edn, 1960).

A. B. Emden, Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to 1500: 1501 to 1540 (1957–9, 1974)

A. W. Grafton, Historical Notes on Castle Cary (1890)

J. E. B. Gover (ed.), Place Names of Devon (Cambridge, 1931)

English Heritage, Higher Flax Mills (2001)

English Heritage, John Boyd's horsehair factory (2000)

A. Fea, After Worcester Fight (1904)

C. C. Fenwick, Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379, and 1381 (Oxford, 2000)

H. P. R. Finberg (ed.), Early Charters of Wessex (Leicester, 1964)

J. Foster (ed.), Alumni Oxonienses, 1500–1714; 1715–1886 (Oxford, 1888–92)

M. Fuller, West Country Friendly Societies: an account of village benefit clubs and their brass pole heads (Lingfield, 1964)

D. Greenfield, 'Keinton Tramway – the Preposterous Railway', The Visitor (June 1985)

D. E. Greenway (ed.), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300, VII Bath and Wells (2001)

C. and J. Greenwood, Somerset Delineated (1822, reprinted in facsimile 1980)

J. A. Harding, The Diocese of Clifton 1850–2000 (Clifton, 1999)

Harrison, Harrad and Co. Directory of Somerset (1859)

M. Hawkins, Somerset at War, 1939–45 (Wimborne, 1988)

C. Hodgson, An Account of the Augmentation of Small Livings by The Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy (1826)

J. M. Horn and D. S. Bailey (ed.), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, V. Bath and Wells (1979)

N. F. Hulbert, 'Survey of Somerset Fairs', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 82 (1936)

Hunt, Directory of Somerset (1850)

J. Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (Westminster, 1861)

I. F. H. Jones, 'Somerset Fairs', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 91 (1946)

K. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People: a prosopography of persons occurring in English documents 1066–1166 (Woodbridge, 1999)

Kelly's Directories of Somerset (1884–1939)

J. E. King (ed.), Somerset Parochial Documents (Taunton, 1938)

P. Leach and P. Ellis, 'Roman and medieval remains at Manor Farm, Castle Cary', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 147 (2004)

R. H. Leech, 'Air Reconnaissance over Somerset' Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 122 (1978)

Living History Group, Castle Cary and Ansford: Time to Reflect (Castle Cary, 2002)

Living History Group, Memories of Castle Cary and Ansford (Castle Cary, 1998)

Living History Group, Welcome to Castle Cary and Ansford (Castle Cary, 2003)

London Gazette

M. McGarvie, Bowlinggreen Mill: a centenary history (Street, 1979)

M. McGarvie, Castle Cary: a sketch of industrial and social history with special reference to Boyd's hair factory (Street, 1980)

R. Madge, Somerset Railways (Wimborne, 1984)

A. G. Mathews (ed.), Calamy Revised: being a revision of Edmund Calamy's Account of the ministers and others ejected and silenced 1660–2 (Oxford, 1934)

A. G. Mathews (ed.), Walker Revised: being a revision of John Walker's Sufferings of the clergy during the Grand Rebellion 1642–60 (Oxford, 1948)

Revd Meade, 'Castle Cary', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 7 (1856–7)

Revd Meade, 'Historical Notes of the Church of Castle Cary', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 16 (1871)

S. Miller, The Parson's Quarter Companion (Castle Cary, 1997)

S. Miller and B. Laver (ed.), Castle Cary, North Cadbury, and Wincanton (Chalford, 1997)

Morris and Co. Directory of Somerset (1872)

J. H. Morrison (ed.), Register 'Scroope' (1630) (1934)

Parson Woodforde Society Journal

N. Pevsner, South and West Somerset (1959)

W. Phelps, History and Antiquities of Somerset I (1836)

Pigott and Co. National and Commercial Directories (1842, 1850)

Post Office Directories of Somerset (1861–1875)

K. R. Potter (ed.), Gesta Stephani (Oxford, 1976)

Robson's Directory of Someret (1839)

I. J. Sanders, English Baronies (Oxford, 1963)

W. A. Shaw, A history of the English church: during the civil wars and under the commonwealth 1640–1660 (1900)

A. Smith, English Place-Name Elements (Cambridge, 1956), 2 volumes

Smith and Co., Directory of Somerset (1865–6)

Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries (1890–present)

Somerset County Council, A handlist of the records of the Boards of Guardians in the county of Somerset; preserved in the Somerset Record Office, Shire Hall, Taunton (Taunton, 1949)

Somerset County Gazette Directory (1840)

Somerset County Herald

Somerset Vernacular Building and Research Group, Alford and Lovington

M. Stieg, Laud's Laboratory : the diocese of Bath and Wells in the early seventeenth century (Lewisburg, 1982)

J. H. Thomas, 'Economy and Society in Eighteenthcentury Somerset', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 141 (1998)

G. L. Turner (ed.), Original Records of Early Nonconformity under Persecution and Indulgence (1911–14)

D. Underdown, Civil War in Somerset and Interregnum (Newton Abbot, 1973)

D. Underdown, Revel, Riot, and Rebellion (Oxford, 1985)

Universal British Directory (1793–8)

G. Venn, The Market House, Castle Cary: an evaluation (Yeovil, 1999)

J. L. Vivian (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Cornwall, comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1530, 1573, and 1620. With additions by Lt. Col. J. L. Vivian (Exeter, 1887)

J. L. Vivian (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Devon, comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, to 1620. With additions by Lt. Col. J. L. Vivian (Exeter, 1895)

J. Walker, Lydford on Fosse 2000 (Lydford on Fosse, 2000)

F. M. Ward (ed.), Supplement to Collinson's History of Somerset: extracts from Locke's survey (Taunton, 1939)

D. Warren (ed.), Somerset's Industrial Heritage: a guide and gazetteer (Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, 1996)

C. J. Webster and R. A. Croft (ed.), 'Somerset Archaeology, 1994', Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 138 (1995)

F. W. Weaver (ed.), Somerset Incumbents (Bristol, 1889)

A. J. Webb, Somerset Jurors List 1748 (Weston super Mare, 1994)

M. O. Welch (ed.), The postal history of Somerset 1792–1837: the Freeling reports (Somerset and Dorset Postal History Group, 1998)

C. Woodforde, Stained Glass in Somerset 1250–1930 (Oxford, 1946)


Charity Commission: Register of Charities

T.G. Crippen, The story of nonconformity in Somerset (1913–1914) collection of articles in SANHS Lib. Taunton

A. Raven, 'Hadspen House', (typescript in SRO)

Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record

Somerset County Council, Schools Lists

Somerset Studies Library, Braikenridge, Pigott, topographical, and other collections of illustrations