A History of Holcombe, edited by Joyce Jefferson

A History of Holcombe, edited by Joyce Jefferson

Published by the Holcombe History Group in 2013, 124 pages. Large A4 size paperback (N7358)

From the rear side cover: This book is the story of both the parish and its people. During the last four years the group has walked every part of the parish, recorded all historic features, looked at all standing buildings to assess their age and previous use, collected and dated artefacts found lying on the surface of ploughed fields, studied written sources (including documents, house deeds, air photographs, maps, newspapers and family photographs), talked to residents and collected photographs for publication! Illustrated with over 200 photographs and maps, this is a fascinating journey through time which we hope you will all enjoy. Contents include:

THE PAST: Pre- historic, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Medieval, After the Dissolution, More Recent Times
SETTLEMENT: First Growth, Big Houses, Lost Houses
FARMING: Medieval Farming, Post-medieval farming, Farms, Farming Families
INDUSTRY: Watermills, Stone Quarrying, Coalmines, Timber, Manufacturing Industries, Stockings, Bricks, Ale, Concrete
TRANSPORT: Roads, Canals, Railways, Road transport
THE COMMUNITY: Churches and Chapels, Schools, The Parish Poor, Crime and Punishment
HOLCOMBE AT WAR: First World War, Second World War
VILLAGE FACILITIES: Shops, Garages, Public Houses, Utilities, Health Care
LEISURE FACILITIES Indoor Meeting Places, Outdoor Space
VILLAGE LIFE: Events, Clubs and Societies

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and tidy, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.