Wookey Local History Group

Wookey, Somerset
Woohey Tithe map redrawn

Records of the historic civil parish of Wookey, Somerset.

Holdings include: research 1066 – 1990 for A New Parish History, Hasler & Luker, published 1997, ISBN 0 9530166 0 9 (sold out – rare). Other publications include (some copies available for sale) History of Wookey School; Junkets & Jailbirds – Newspaper entries for Wookey; The Mills of the River Axe by Luker; Wookey Manor & Parish 1544 – 1841 by J Hasler, SRO vol. 83 – largely transcribing of rare manorial court rolls.

In the mid-1990s Wookey could claim to be one of the best recorded parishes in the country.

Documents held (some scanned): various other local WLHG pamphlets; old & modern photographs of Wookey; Church Land Trust book; WWI Roll of Honour; Field Walking records; Estate papers & maps; Tithe map with various annotations; Prof. EA Freeman; Henton Friendly Soc. cashbook; History of Bp. Jocelin’s episcopal manorhouse (forthcoming) ; St Matthew’s church guide, bellframe & bell repairs & modern visitors book; Turnpike Trust;  Local listings (NDHA) etc.

We are currently looking for a volunteer to prepare simple website of a detailed list of holdings.

This archive entry was last updated on 16/02/2024. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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