The Book of Nynehead - A Village on the River Tone

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The Book of Nynehead - A Village on the River Tone
The Book of Nynehead - A Village on the River Tone

Published by Halsgrove in 2003, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6048)

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From the front inside fly leaf: The small, scattered village of Nynehead lies on the River Tone about seven miles upstream of the Somerset county town of Taunton. In the 1780s it was described as being 'pleasantly situated in a country well wooded and watrd, and agreeably interspersd with small hills and vales.' Everyday life has changed fundamentally over the past 200 years but there is much that remains special about Nynehead: the mixed blessing of the River Tone; Nynehead Court and its gardens; the fine Parish Church; a lost parkland; distinctive rural buildings; the Grand Western Canal; and the enigma of the Nynehead 'Hollow' - combined with the influence of the Sanford family over three centuries.

In 1971, when Nynehead was the venue for the World Ploughing Championships, a handful of local people produced a small exhibition and a leaflet to tell visitors about the village. This led to the formation of the Nynehead & District Local History SOCiety which over 30 years later continues to flourish with 50 members drawn from Nynehead, Wellington and the nearby villages. The Book of Nynehead brings together for the first time the results of the Society's research, combined with much new material; however, this volume is not . the final word on Nynehead's past and it is hoped that readers will be encouraged to explore further the history of this fascinating village.
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