A History of Ilsington

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Another excellent history of the parish in 14 chapters :-

1 Prehistory
Information about the Neolithic and Bronze-Age remains to be found in the Parish - tombs, reaves, hut circles, cairns and barrows.
2 The Saxon Age
Early boundaries and place names.
3 Origin and Growth
Changing boundaries and early Parish statistics.
4 The Manors
A history of changing ownership.
5 The Barton and Demesne Lands
A history of land tenancy and use.
6 The Church
A very detailed history of St.Michael's Church.
7 Terriers and Tithes
Information on Church lands, income and expenditure.
8 Charities
The care of the poor within the Parish.
9 Education
The origins of our Parish schools.
10 Administration
The changing responsibilities for administration within the Parish.
11 Economic Geology
A wealth of information about the mining, quarrying and pottery in the Parish.
12 Water Supply and Transport
A history of water supplies within the Parish and of road maintenance and early bus services.
13 Population and Growth
Statistics on population growth from 1086 up to this century.
14 Some Notable Events
 Interesting events from 1275 up to the Millenium.

Author Bill Ransom, Published by Phillimore & Co.Ltd, ISBN 1 86077 351 6

Available from all good bookshops or online from Phillimore.

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