Victoria County History - Somerset

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History (VCH) is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. It has been described as the greatest publishing project in English local history. This series describes the history of the county of Somerset - do also see the VCH Somerset page on the IHR website for more information.


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A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 1
Covers the natural history of the county, some archaeological material, a chapter on Romano-British Somerset - including detailed coverage of Bath - the Somerset Domesday and the Geld Inquest.
A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 10
This volume covers the northern part of the Catsash hundred, comprising ten ancient parishes. The town of Castle Cary is the most populous parish treated; the others are Alford, Ansford, Babcary, Barton St David, Keinton Mandeville, Kingweston, Lovington, West Lydford and Wheathill.
A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5
Covers the Hundred of Williton and Freemanors in the west of the county, on the slopes of Exmoor and the Brendon Hills. There is also coverage of one parish, Holford, of the Whitley Hundred.
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