Source:Dunning, R. W. Victoria History of the County of Somerset

Source The Victoria history of the county of Somerset
Author Dunning, R. W
Page, William
Place Somerset, England
Subject History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher University of London
Date issued Institute of Historical Research, 1969-1978
Place issued London
Number of Volumes at least 9
Dunning, R. W, and William Page. The Victoria history of the county of Somerset. (London: University of London, Institute of Historical Research, 1969-1978).
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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.
Volume 2. A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral of Wells and the Benedictine houses of Bath and Glastonbury.
Volume 3. The histories of the parishes of Kingsbury (east), Pitney, Somerton and Tintinhull hundreds.
Volume 4. Covers the Crewkerne and South Petherton hundreds, and the village of Martock, all in the south of the county.
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.
Volume 6. Andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton hundreds together occupy the Lower Parrett valley stretching from the Quantock ridge in the west to King's Sedgemoor in the east, and from the Bristol Channel in the north to the river Tone in the south.
Volume 7. The history of the south-east corner of Somerset, comprising the outliers of Salisbury Plain on the east and part of a clay vale to the west.
Volume 8. Somerset's Polden hills divide the county's central marshlands, Sedgemoor to the south and the Brue Valley to the north.
Volume 9. Covers the Glastonbury Twelve Hides hundred in the centre of the county, owned until the dissolution by the Abbey of Glastonbury. The abbey itself, and the town, are covered, along with surrounding parishes including the large village of Street.

This may be the complete list of the volumes for Somerset. Only those available online are listed.

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