Discovering Neroche

Community history projects

Britty Farm

Ted Rooke (former inhabitant of Britty Farm) has provided a fascinating insight into life on a Blackdown Hills smallholding during the 1920s-1930s. For audio files click here.

 

Further information:

Grid Reference: ST 257160
Location: Near Staple Hill

Deer Parks

A study of all the deer parks (at least seven in number) is currently being undertaken by Ian Clark. Ian and his team will be looking at the survival of these sites in the field as well as undertaking some documentary research.

 For further information about the deer parks please visit the key archaeological and historical sites page.

Further information:

Grid Reference: ST 247 187
Location: Wych Lodge and Staple Lawns

Field Survey and Excavation at Playstreet, Bickenhall

Between June – November 2008 the Neroche Community History Project undertook a field survey of the site of a deserted medieval settlement known as ‘Playstreet’, near Bickenhall. A geophysical survey, earthwork survey and archaeological investigation have all been undertaken.

For further information, download a copy of the leaflet which was made to accompany the Playstreet Exhibition of findings from the excavation which took place in Neroche Parish Hall in March 2009

Further information:

Grid Reference: ST 2823 1868
Location: In the field opposite Neroche Parish Hall

Leigh Hill Somersetshire Militia summer encampment site

Tim Staples ireceived funding from the Neroche Scheme to to conserve the brick fireplace, which is all that remains of the Officer's Mess at Leigh Hill. For further information please visit the key archaeological and historical sites page.

Further information:

Grid Reference: ST 1950 1680
Location: Leigh Hill

 

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