Dorset Books




Yetminster, Ryme Intrinseca and Beer Hacket, 1914-1918 War Memorials and Servicemen

£10.10

Yetminster, Ryme Intrinseca and Beer Hacket, 1914-1918 War Memorials and Servicemen

(The Hundred of Yetminster Society)  Thirty men are listed on the memorials in the three villages.  This book provides information about each man, what regiment they served with, their age when they died, where they are buried or commemorated, and for some, details of mentions in the local paper, the Western Gazette. Also included is a li... [more info]

Marnhull - Where's That To In Marn'll Then?

£12.75

Marnhull - Where's That To In Marn'll Then?

(Adrian Bailey)  A guide to place names in Marnhull.  The author, who became confused in trying to identify so many 'local' names as he struggled through his own family history research, decided to trace them all.  The book provides a brief history of the town, with accompanying colour photographs, followed by the 'Marnhull Gaze... [more info]

Gillingham History Papers - Eight Studies of the History of the Gillingham Area

£18.05

Gillingham History Papers - Eight Studies of the History of the Gillingham Area

(John Porter)  A series of detailed studies relating to this Dorset town and its area.  A major part of the researches of Thomas Thompson was a transcription of some of Gillingham's early manor court rolls, and the book includes his complete transcription as well as a summary of his life.  Other subjects include G... [more info]

Lush Family, The - An Historical Record

£15.60

Lush Family, The - An Historical Record

(Gordon Lush)  A comprehensive one-name study of the Lush family, compiled from over 25 years of research.  The book represents the authors complete knowledge, with minimal distillation or abridgement.  The information covers a number of counties, but south Wiltshire and Dorset are the locations most of the families.392 pages.  ... [more info]

Weymouth & Portland at Work - People and Industries Through the Years

£17.05

Weymouth & Portland at Work - People and Industries Through the Years

(Fiona Taylor)  This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the working life of the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Portland in the last hundred and more years.  Weymouth benefited from being the embarkation point for the packet services to the Chanel Islands, until the c1960s.  In the nineteenth century Robert Whitehead opened his ... [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]

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]

Sherborne - A History of Long Street

£18.45

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 £15.00 ... [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]

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]

Sherborne Draper - The Sherborne Drapery and Outfitting Stores

£4.55

Sherborne Draper - The Sherborne Drapery and Outfitting Stores

(Barry Brock)  In 1868 Stephen Kerridge Woodward opened what was described as being one of the most handsome buildings in the town.  It has since undergone many architectural changes, and suffered war damage.  This is an interesting tale, with many illustrations and an index.28 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £... [more info]

Sherborne Pub Walks - No 1: South From The Museum

£4.55

Sherborne Pub Walks - No 1: South From The Museum

(Barry Brock)  This series of three booklets covers all Sherborne's old pubs and breweries that the author is aware of, a few of which still operate as pubs.  Many are now private dwellings.  A short history of each of the buildings or sites is provided.  This first booklet covers the area south of Sherborne Museum.  28 p... [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]

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]

Bridport Trade, The

£6.60

Bridport Trade, The

(Celia Martin)  The unique industrial history of the area, particularly rope & net making.  64 pages.  Soft covers.  Over the counter price £4.99... [more info]

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