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The Field Archaeology of Exmoor monographDid you know?

You can now download English Heritage's monograph, The Field Archaeology of Exmoor by Hazel Riley and Rob Wilson-North, from the ADS website.

Resources held by the Historic Environment Record

Below is a list of the reference collection currently held by the HER that is available to view at our offices in Dulverton. You can browse the lists below or use your web browser to search for a particular title or author by holding CTRL and F on your keyboard.

If you'd like to arrange an appointment to view any of these items, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Image of books on a shelfJournals and Newsletters


Pamphlets and leaflets

Aerial Photographs

Historic Maps

Reports (separate web page)

Journals and Newsletters

Archaeology in the Severn Estuary: Annual Report of the Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee - 3 (1992); 6 (1995) to 16 (2005)

Council for British Archaeology South-West Journal - 1 (Spring 1998) to 12 (Winter 2004); 14 (Winter 2005) to 22 (December 2008)

Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter - 89 (Autumn 2003) to 96 (Spring 2007); 98 (Autumn 2007) to 102 (January 2009); 104 ( September 2009) to 112 (May 2012); 114 (January 2013); 121 (May 2015) to 123 (January 2016); 125 (September 2016) to 126 (January 2017)

Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings - 48 (1990) to 54 (1996); 56 (1998) to 71 (2013)

Exmoor Mines Research Group Newsletter - 21 (July 2002); 23 (July 2003); 34 (April 2009) to 35 (October 2009); 37 (December 2010) to 40 (December 2012)

Exmoor Review -  3 (1961) to 56 (2015)

Journal of the West Somerset Village History Society - 35 (2010)

North Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter - 1 (Summer 2001) to 14 (Winter 2007/8) - These are also available online for free at ndas.org.uk.

Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society - 133 (1989) to 156 (2013) - This is now also being made available online for free; visit the SANHS Proceedings webpage to view currently available articles.

Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society Newsletter - 72 (Autumn 2005) to 78 (Autumn 2008); 80 (Autumn 2009); 82 (Autumn 2010); 84 (Autumn 2011) to 86 (Autumn 2012) 88 (Autumn 2013)

Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society Bulletin - 1 (1976); 46 (December 1987) to 80 (April 1999); 110 (April 2009) to 125 (April 2014); 128 (April 2015); 130 (December 2015) to 134 (April 2017)

Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society Survey - 4 to 6; 9; 10

West Somerset Village History Society Journal - 35 (2010)

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Allen, NV; 1974. Microstudy F1: Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Allen, NV; 1978. Microstudy E2: The Waters of Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Allen, NV; 1987. Exmoor Place-Names. Alcombe Books, Minehead.

Allen, NV; 1990. Exmoor's Wild Red Deer. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Anon, 1997. Devon's Hedges: Conservation and Management. Devon County Council and The Devon Hedge Group.

Aston, M (ed.); 1992. Aspects of the Medieval Landscape of Somerset. Somerset County Council, Taunton.

Aston, M and Burrow, I (eds.); 1982. The Archaeology of Somerset: A review to 1500AD. Somerset County Council, Taunton.

Atkinson, M (ed.); 1997. Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology. Exmoor Books, Tiverton. 

Baillie, MGL; 1995. A Slice Through Time: Dendrochronology and precision dating. BT Batsford Ltd, London.

Barnatt, J and Smith, K; 2004. The Peak District: Landscapes through time. Windgather Press, Bollington.

Barnwell, PS and Giles, C; 1997. English Farmsteads, 1750-1914. RCHME, Swindon.

Barton, E, Roberts, AJ and Roe, DA (eds.); 1991. CBA Research Report No 77: The Late Glacial in North-West Europe - human adaptation and environmental change at the end of the Pleistocene. Council for British Archaeology, London.

Barton, N; 2000. Book of Stone Age Britain. BT Batsford Ltd, London.

Bayley, J (ed.), 1998. Science in Archaeology: An agenda for the future. English Heritage, London.

Beacham, P et al; 1980. Archaeology of the Devon Landscape. Devon County Council, Exeter.

Bell, M; 2007. CBA Research Report No 149: Prehistoric Coastal Communities - The Mesolithic in Western Britain. Council for British Archaeology, York.

Bell, M, Caseldine, A and Neumann, H; 2000. CBA Research Report No 120: Prehistoric Intertidal Archaeology in the Welsh Severn Estuary. Council for British Archaeology, York.

Berresford Ellis, P; 1993. Celt and Saxon: The struggle for Britain AD 410-937. Constable, London.

Berry, AQ and Brown, IW (eds.); 1994. Erosion on Archaeological Earthworks: Its prevention, control and repair. Clwyd County Council, Mold.

Bewley, R; 1994. Prehistoric Settlements. English Heritage and BT Batsford Ltd, London.

Binding, H & Bonham-Carter, V; 1986. Microstudy F5: Old Dulverton and Around. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Binding, H & Stevens, D; 1977. Minehead: A new history. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Bishop, H; 2001. Rachel Reckitt: Where everything that meets the eye... A retrospective. Somerset County Museums Service and The Golsoncott Foundation.

Bridle, H; 2005. Woody Bay. Finial Publishing Limited, Caversham.

Bonham-Carter, V; 1987. Exmoor Writers and their Works. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Bonham-Carter, V; 1991. The Essence of Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Bonham-Carter, V; 1999. Eternal Exmoor: Millennium anthology. The Exmoor Society, Dulverton.

Bowden, M (ed.); 2006. Unravelling the Landscape: An inquisitive approach to archaeology. Tempus, Stroud.

Boyle, I et al; 2009. Ring Cairns to Reservoirs: Archaeological discoveries in the Duddon Valley, Cumbria. Duddon Valley Local History Group and the Lake District National Park.

Bradley, R; 2008. Cambridge World Archaeology: The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press.

Brunskill, RW; 1987. Traditional Farm Buildings of Britain. Victor Gollancz, London.

Burton, RA; 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. RA Burton, Rumsam.

Burton, RA; 1994. Simonsbath: The inside story of an Exmoor village. RA Burton, Rumsam.

Butler, D; 1986. Exmoor Walks for Motorists. Frederick Warne, Harmondsworth.

Chandler, J; 2007. Codford: Wool and war in Wiltshire. Phillimore & Co, Chichester.

Christie, N and Stamper, P (eds.); 2012. Medieval Rural Settlement: Britain and Ireland, AD 800-1600. Windgather Press, Oxford.

Concannon, B; 1995. The History of Dunster Beach. Monkspath Books.

Corcos, N; 2002. BAR British Series 337: The Affinities and Antecendents of Medieval Settlement - Topographical perspectives from three of the Somerset Hundreds. Archaeopress, Oxford.

Corner, D; 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books, Dulverton.

Cox, J and Thorp, JRL; 2001. Devon Thatch: An illustrated history of thatching and thatched buildings in Devon. Devon Books, Tiverton.

Crew, P and Musson, C; 1996. Snowdonia From the Air: Patterns in the Landscape. Snowdonia National Park Authority, Penrhyndeudraeth.

Cunliffe, B; 1995. Book of Iron Age Britain. BT Batsford Ltd, London.

Curtis, LF; 1971. Soil Survey, Special Survey No. 5: Soils of Exmoor Forest. Soil Survey, Harpenden.

Delderfield, ER; 1968. Exmoor Wanderings. ERD Publications Ltd, Exmouth.

Delderfield, ER; 1991. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. ERD Publications Ltd, Exmouth.

Dodd, D; 1979. Dunster Castle. The National Trust.

Dudley, P; 2011. Goon, Hal, Cliff & Croft: The archaeology and landscape history of West Cornwall's rough ground. Historic Environment, Cornwall Council, Truro.

Dulverton & District Civic Society; 2002. The Book of Dulverton: Brushford, Bury & Exebridge. Halsgrove, Tiverton.

Dunning, R; 2001. Somerset Monasteries. Tempus, Stroud.

Eardley-Wilmot, 1983. Microstudy C2: Ancient Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Eardley-Wilmot, 1990. Yesterday's Exmoor. Exmoor Books, Exeter.

Firth, H; 2007. Mendip from the Air: A changing landscape. Somerset Heritage Service, Taunton.

Frodsham, P; 2004. CBA Research Report 136: Archaeology in Northumberland National Park. Council for British Archaeology, York.

Green, T; 2009. Bronze Age to Bottle Seals: Glimpses of the archaeology and history of North Devon. Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, Barnstaple.

Greeves, T; 1985. The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air. Devon Books, Exeter.

Grinsell LV; 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgwater. David & Charles, Newton Abbot.

Harley, JB; 1975. Ordnance Survey Maps: A descriptive manual. Southampton Ordnance Survey.

Hawkins, M; 1997. Somerset at War 1939-1945. Hawk Editions, Cossington, Bridgwater.

Hoskins, WG; 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. Collins, London.

Hughes, M and Rowley, L (eds.); 1986. The Management and Presentation of Field Monuments. Oxford University Department for External Studies, Oxford.

Hunter, J and Ralston, I (eds.); 1993. Archaeological Resource Management in the UK: An introduction. Alan Sutton, Far Thrupp, Stroud.

Hurley, J; 1974. Rattle his Bones: A century of Poor Law, based on records of the workhouses at Dulverton and Williton. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Hurley, J; 1978. Exmoor in Wartime 1939 - 1945. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Hurley, J: 1991. Murder and Mystery on Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Johnson, B; 2003. Reflections: Life portraits of Exmoor. Dulverton & District Civic Society, Dulverton.

Johnson, M and Rose, P. Bodmin Moor: An archaeological Survey - Volume 1: The human landscape to c.1800. English Heritage, London.

Jones, MH & Hamilton, JR; 2010. Neither Here Nor There? The mining and transport of iron ore from the Brendon Hills to South Wales 1825 - 1925: Volumes I and II. Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton.

Jones, MH; 2011. The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway: A new account. Lightmoor Press, Lydney.

Jordan, J; 2007. The History of Dunster Church and Priory Volume One: The Mohuns, the Luttrells and their castle. Halsgrove, Wellington.

Keene, B; 1999. Devon Archaeological Society Occasional Paper No. 19: A gazetteer of flint arrowheads from South-West Britain. Devon Archaeological Society, Exeter.

Kirkham, G; 2011. Managing the Historic Environment on West Cornwall's Rough Ground. Historic Environment, Cornwall Council, Truro.

Leahy, K; 2003. Anglo-Saxon Crafts. Tempus, Stroud.

Lillford, R; 2009. Notes on Some Architects and Surveyors Working in Somerset Between 1920 and 1939. Somerset County Heritage Service, Taunton.

Lowry, B (ed.); 1999. Practical Handbook 12: 20th Century Defences in Britain - An introductory guide. Council for British Archaeology, York.

MacDermot, ET; 1973. The History of the Forest of Exmoor. David and Charles, Newton Abbot.

Mayberry, T and Binding, H (eds.); 1999. Somerset: The millennium book. Halsgrove.

Meaner, S; 1997. Trees & Woodland on Exmoor: A guide to conservation and management. Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton.

Morris, R & Stocker, D (eds.); 1987. Recording Worked Stones: A practical guide. Council for British Archaeology, London.

Mytum, H; 2000. Practical Handbook in Archaeology 15: Recording and Analysing Graveyards. Council for British Archaeology, York, in association with English Heritage.

Newman, P (ed.); 1996. Mining History: Bulletin PDMHS, Volume 13, Number 2: The Archaeology of Mining and Metallurgy in South-West Britain. Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd.

Newman, P; 2011. The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor. English Heritage, Swindon.

Oswald, A, Ainsworth, S and Pearson, T; 2006. Hillforts: Prehistoric strongholds of Northumberland National Park. English Heritage, Swindon.

Parker Pearson, M; 2000. Book of Bronze Age Britain. BT Batsford Ltd, London.

Patten, RW; 1974. Microstudy G3: Exmoor Custom and Song. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Rawle, EJ; 1893. Annals of the Ancient Royal Forest of Exmoor. Barnicott and Pearce, Taunton.

Penoyre, J; 2014. Traditional Houses of Somerset. Somerset Books, Wellington.

Pevsner, N; 1995. The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol. Penguin Books, London.

Pevsner, N; 1997. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books, London.

Pevsner, N and Cherry, B; 1999. The Buildings of England: Devon. Penguin Books, London.

Potter, TW and Johns, C; 1992. Exploring the Roman World: Roman Britain. British Museum Press, London.

Prabhu, S; 1992. Churches on Exmoor. The London Borough of Croydon Co-ordinating Committee for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Croydon.

Prosser, T; 2001. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. Lyndale Photographic Publications, Lynmouth.

Pryor, F; 1999. Farmers in Prehistoric Britain. Tempus, Stroud.

Ramsay, D; 2009. Unforgotten Exmoor: Words and pictures from a vanished era - Volume One. Rare Books and Berry, Porlock.

Ramsay, D; 2010. Unforgotten Exmoor: Words and pictures from a vanished era - Volume Two. Rare Books and Berry, Porlock.

Ramsay, D; 2010. Unforgotten Exmoor: Words and pictures from a vanished era - Volume Three. Rare Books and Berry, Porlock.

Ramsay, D; 2011. Unforgotten Exmoor: Words and pictures from a vanished era - Volume Four. Rare Books and Berry, Porlock.

Ravenhill, MR and Rowe, MM (eds.), 2002. Devon Maps and Map-Makers: Manuscript maps before 1840 - Volumes I and II. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter.

Riley, H and Wilson-North, R; 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage, Swindon. (Also available online as a PDF from the ADS website).

Savage, J; 1830. History of the Hundred of Carhampton, in the County of Somerset. William Strong, Bristol.

Sellick, RJ; 1976. Microstudy D3: The Old Mineral Line. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Sellick, RJ; 1996. Microstudy D3: The Old Mineral Line. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Sellick, R; Hamilton, JR & Jones, MH; 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David & Charles, Newton Abbot.

Sim, D and Ridge, I; 2002. Iron for the Eagles: The iron industry of Roman Britain. Tempus, Stroud.

Simmons, IG; 1996. The Environmental Impact of Later Mesolithic Cultures: The creation of moorland landscape in England and Wales. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Stokes, P; 1999. Mendip's Past: A shared inheritance. Mendip District Council in association with Somerset Books.

Sutherland, P and Nicolson, A; 1987. Wetland: Life in the Somerset Levels. Michael Joseph Limited, London.

Thomas, R; 2000. The Beacons and Beyond...: Caring for the countryside in South-East Wales. The National Trust, Llandudno.

Thorn, C and Thorn, F; 1985. History from the Sources: Domesday Book - Devon (Parts One and Two). Phillimore, Chichester.

Timms, S (ed.), 1992. Discovering Devon's Past: What's new in history and archaeology - No. 5. Devon Books, Exeter.

Todd, M; 2007. Roman Mining in Somerset: Excavations at Charterhouse on Mendip 1993-1995. The Mint Press, Exeter.

Turner, S; 2007. Devon Archaeological Society Occasional Paper 20: Ancient Country - The historic character of rural Devon. Devon Archaeological Society, Exeter.

Turner, WJ; 1947. Exmoor Village. George G Harrap & Co Ltd, London.

Van de Noort, R and Ellis, S (eds.); 2000. Wetland Heritage in the Hull Valley: An archaeological survey. Centre for Wetland Archaeology, Kingston Upon Hull.

Vesey-Fitzgerald, B; no date. The British Countryside in Pictures. Odhams Press Limited, London.

Wade Martins, S; 2002. The English Model Farm: Building the agricultural ideal, 1700-1914. Windgather Press, Bollington.

Warren, D; 1994. Watermills in North Devon. University of the Third Age.

Webb, AJ (ed.); 2010. A Maritime History of Somerset Volume One: Trade & Commerce. Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.

Webster, CJ (ed.); 2000. Somerset Archaeology: Papers to mark 150 years of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Somerset County Council, Taunton.

Webster, CJ (ed.); 2008. The Archaeology of South West England: South West Archaeological Research Framework - resource assessment and research agenda. Somerset County Council, Taunton.

White, R; 2002. The Yorkshire Dales: A landscape through time. Great Northern Books, Ilkley.

Whybrow, C; 1970. Microstudy C1: Antiquary's Exmoor. The Exmoor Press, Dulverton.

Wilson, P; 2011. Come Sing for the Season: Exmoor Carols - Volume 1. Wren Music, Okehampton.

Wilson, RD; 1978. Exmoor National Park: Four eventful years 1974-1978. Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton.

Wiltshire, K; 2004. The British Museum Timeline of the Ancient World. British Museum Press, London.

Yeates, J; 1995. An Endless View: The artist and Exmoor. Exmoor Books, Dulverton.

Youings, J; 1955. Devon and Cornwall Record Society New Series Volume 1: Devon Monastic Lands - Calendar of particulars for grants  1536-1558. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter.

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Booklets, Pamphlets and Leaflets

Abbots Bickington to Zeal Monachorum: A handlist of Devon parish histories compiled on the occasion of the centenary of parish councils (1994; Devon County Council Libraries, Exeter)

Badgworthy: A lost medieval landscape & the legendary home of Lorna Doone (Exmoor National Park Authority)

Building on Exmoor or its Approaches in West Somerset (RW Dale, Somerset County Council)

Challacombe: The story of an Exmoor village (by Christopher Tull, 2006)

Cleeve Abbey, Somerset (by Stuart Harrison, 2000; English Heritage)

The Combe Martin Mines (by Peter F Claughton, 1992; Combe Martin Local History Group - Engine House Series No. 1)

Elworthy St Martin of Tours, Somerset (by Robert Dunning, 1987; Redundant Churches Fund)

Exmoor Drives (by Nicholas Forde, 1978; Books of Wessex Ltd)

Exmoor Locations: An index of Exmoor places (1982; Alcombe Books, Minehead)

Exmoor's Archaeology: Early Man (by LV Grinsell, 1987; Exmoor National Park Authority)

Geometric Patterns from Roman Mosaics and how to draw them (by Robert Field, 2002; Tarquin Publications, Diss)

A Guide to the Archaeology of Dartmoor (Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2003; ISBN 1841142263)

Historic Buildings and Planning Policies (by David Pearce, 1979; Council for British Archaeology; ISBN 0900312912)

Houndtor: Deserted medieval settlement (Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2002; ISBN 0905981073)

The House at Ashley Combe (by Barbara Milne)

The Lynmouth Flood Disaster: A village guide (by Tim Prosser, 2004)

Merrivale: An archaeological landscape (Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2004; ISBN 0905981316)

North Devon Watermills (edited by Josephine Thorpe, 1989; North Devon Archaeological Society, Barnstaple; ISBN 0951468103)

The Parish Church of St Mary's, Molland: A short guide (by the Rev. RE Shorter, 1997)

Roadwater Methodist Chapel

St Beuno's Church, Culbone (printed by Exmoor Printers)

St Beuno's, Culbone: The smallest complete parish church in England (by Charles G Layley, 1985; Culbone Parochial Church Council)

St Brendan The Navigator: A brief history (by Vernon Hall)

St Luke's, Exmoor (Simonsbath): Church guide

St Petroc's Church, West Anstey: Historical notes and guide (by Barbara Best, 1997)

Stoke Pero, Exmoor: Church and parish (by John Usmar, 1990)

The Story of Roadwater (by members of Roadwater Women's Institute, 1953)

They took the Lifeboat up the Mountainside and the Lynmouth Flood Disaster (by William T Baker, 1969)

Tom Faggus: The North Devon highwayman (by SE Latham)

Upton Methodist Chapel Centenary 21st - 23rd July 1978 (1978)

Walks on North Hill, Minehead (Exmoor National Park)

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Aerial Photographs

© Devon County Council (1990)

© English Heritage (1952, 1996-1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

© Kester Webb (2006)

© Royal Air Force (1946 - 1948)

© West Air Photography (1981-1983)

© Getmapping (1995, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013)

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Historic maps

We hold digital copies of the following maps:

Tithe maps (but not the apportionments)

1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps, six inch edition

1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps, twenty five inch edition

2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, six inch edition

2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, twenty five inch edition

Our external websites page provides links to sources of other map editions.

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