Dorset Books




Portland - An Illustrated History

£17.50

Portland - An Illustrated History

(Stuart Morris)   A fully revised and updated edition of the author’s 1985 original book, now including a section of colour pictures.  Portland has experienced many important changes since the original book was published, for instance the departure from the island of the Royal Navy and the Admiralty, and all these changes are dealt with.... [more info]

Sherborne - The Known History of the Shops in Cheap Street

£12.35

Sherborne - The Known History of the Shops in Cheap Street

(Alec Oxford)  A methodical journey down the street, recording who or what is there today, then revealing some of the ‘evidence’ that tell of the past.  102 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £10.50 ... [more info]

Dorset - Curious and Surprising

£11.95

Dorset - Curious and Surprising

(Roger Guttridge)  The country clergyman who eloped with a parishioner's wife ... the stranded whale that became a tourist attraction on a Dorset beach ... the spinster who kept her companion's body for almost three years without reporting her death.  These are just three of more than thirty eyebrow-raising tales selected by the author.... [more info]

Dorchester's Great War Prison Camp - Living with the Enemy

£11.95

Dorchester's Great War Prison Camp - Living with the Enemy

(Brian Bates)  From 18 German civilians who arrived in Dorchester on 10 August 1914, this prisoner of war camp expanded to house 3,447 men in 113 huts by the end of 1915.  This book shows what life was like inside the camp, and describes how the relationship between the captives and the local population changed as the war progressed.&nbs... [more info]

Powerstock - A Dorset Parish Remembers

£9.95

Powerstock - A Dorset Parish Remembers

(ed Richard Connaughton)  The story of the eleven men from Powerstock and its close neighbours, Nettlecombe, North Porton and West Milton, who lost their lives in the First World War.  As much information as possible has been gathered about each man, but more was found for some than for others.176 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-... [more info]

Gillingham School 1516-2016 - By Teaching we Learn

£18.40

Gillingham School 1516-2016 - By Teaching we Learn

(John Porter)  Gillingham School, one of Dorset's oldest schools, celebrates its five hundredth anniversary in 2016.  Founded as a free school in Tudor times, it moved to its present site in 1876, when it became Gillingham Grammar School.  This is the story of the school, its teachers and pupils, from its earliest times to today.&n... [more info]

Sherborne - A History of Long Street

£13.65

Sherborne - A History of Long Street

(Susan & Ray Penn)  A historical overview of the street, followed by a brief description of each house.  Some of the buildings have been selected for a more detailed attention.  138 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £10.50 ... [more info]

Burton Bradstock - Farmers, Fishermen & Flaxspinners

£9.45

Burton Bradstock - Farmers, Fishermen & Flaxspinners

(Elizabeth Buckler Gale)  Enthralling account of the lives of the people of the Burton Bradstock locality from long ago to recent times.  172 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.50... [more info]

Burton Bradstock - Two Days One Summer

£18.25

Burton Bradstock - Two Days One Summer

(Elizabeth Buckler Gale)  A sequel to “Farmers, Fishermen and Flax Spinners”.  In 1958 the greater part of Burton Bradstock and the eastern side of West Bay came under the hammer.  Nothing was ever the same again.  An account of life before the sale, and the happenings that followed.  344 pages.  Soft covers.  Ove... [more info]

Place of The Rural Blacksmith In Parish Life 1500-1900, The

£14.45

Place of The Rural Blacksmith In Parish Life 1500-1900, The

(Marcia Evans)  The village forge was often a focus of local activity and here we have accounts of some of the families whose skills were passed on for generations.  Details are provided from trade directories, censuses and militia lists.  122 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £12.50 ... [more info]

Poole - Harbour and Town, The Book of

£16.85

Poole - Harbour and Town, The Book of

(Rodney Legg)  This book traces the history of Poole from pre-Roman times to the present day, and includes over 200 photographs.  A thoroughly researched work.  Reduced price. 160 pages.  Hardback.   Over-the-counter price £13.00... [more info]

Purbeck Century

£22.00

Purbeck Century

(Rodney Legg)  The author on a unique ramble through his beloved Purbeck. History.  Geography and anecdote combine to examine the magic and mystery of the villages.  160 pages.  Hardback.  Over-the-counter price £16.00... [more info]

Abbotsbury, Greetings from

£8.95

Abbotsbury, Greetings from

(Paul Atterbury) A short history of Abbotsbury, followed by a large variety of postcards drawn from private collections.  96 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.00... [more info]

Sherborne - Castleton Parish: ‘Voices that be Gone’: Reconstructing the Victorian Parish of Castleton, Dorset 1834-1901

£13.25

Sherborne - Castleton Parish: ‘Voices that be Gone’: Reconstructing the Victorian Parish of Castleton, Dorset 1834-1901

(Michael Hanson)  Castleton’s population in 1901 was a quarter of its 1831 peak, primarily due to the building of the Sherborne section of the London to Exeter railway.  This book looks in detail at the residents during this period, and where possible analyses each of the censuses to identify where they came from, and where they moved to.... [more info]

Marnhull - A Dorset Village at the Millennium

£16.00

Marnhull - A Dorset Village at the Millennium

(ed Adrian Bailey)  A comprehensive picture of Marnhull in the Blackmore Vale at the new Millennium, and the story of the community from its earliest origins to the present day.  244 pages.  Hardback. Over-the-counter price £10.00.... [more info]

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