sources & bibliography

sources & bibliography

The Sources & Bibliography consulted for this website


The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Ansell, Robin & Barnes, Marion Around Yeovil
(Chalfont, Stroud, 1995)

Ansell, Robin - Collier, Allan - Nichols, Phil Secure the Shadow, Somerset Photographers 1839-1939
Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, 2018)

Ansell, Robin & Sweet, Jack Then & Now Yeovil
(Tempus, Stroud, 2002)

Yeovil Through Time
(Amberley, Stroud, 2009)

Antonioz, Fr Joseph The Catholic Church of the Holy Ghost, Yeovil

Aplin & Barrett The Call of the West: A Book of Tours
(Aplin & Barrett, Yeovil. 1930s)

Ashworth, Chris Action Stations: Military Airfields of the South West
(Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1990)

Aston, Michael (Ed.) Aspects of the Medieval Landscape of Somerset
(SCC, Taunton, 1988)

Batten, J An Early Chapter of the History of Yeovil
(Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1898)

Beckett, JR Somerset Viewed through a Camera
(Beckett, Yeovil. 1897)

Beet, Toni Yeovil: A History & Celebration
(Frith, Salisbury, 2004)

Yeovil: An Illustrated Miscellany
(Frith, Salisbury, 2004)

Billingsley, John General View of the Agriculture in the County of Somerset (1797)

Bliss, WH & Johnson, C (Eds.) Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Vol 3 - 1342-1362  
(Inst. of Historical Research, 1897)

Borough of Yeovil Jubilee Souvenir Programme
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1937)

Festival of Youth Souvenir Programme
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1937)

Government Evacuation Scheme

(Whitby, Yeovil. 1940)

Bradley, Mike Discover Yeovil
(Michael Bradley, Yeovil. 2005)

Brooke, Leslie Baptists in Yeovil - History of the Yeovil Baptist Church
(Publisher unknown. 2002)

The Book of Yeovil

(Barracuda, Chesham, 1978)

Yesterday's Yeovil
(Barracuda, Chesham, 1989)

The Parish Church of St John Baptist, Yeovil

(FOSJY, Yeovil, 1994)

Yeovil: A Pictorial History
(Phillimore, Chichester, 1994)

Yeovil History in Street Names
(Western Gazette, Yeovil, undated)

Glove-Making in Yeovil and District
(SSDC, Monograph 4, undated)

Village Clubs and their Brasses
(SSDC, Monograph 7, undated)

Newspapers in South Somerset
(SSDC, Monograph 10, undated)

Yesterday's Yeovil and its Traders
(Fox Publications Ltd, Yeovil. Undated)

Brown, Donald Somerset v Hitler
(Countryside Books, Newbury. 1999)

Brown, Mike Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945
(Sutton Publishing, Stroud. 2000)

Brutton, Joseph & Sons Ltd Brutton and Mitchell, Toms: Guide and Souvenir
(British Publishing Co Ltd. Undated)

Buckler, William Ilchester Almshouse Deeds (1866)

Burke, Sir Bernard A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland: Vol 1
(Harrison, 1871)

Charity Commission Reports - Various
(Publishers Unknown, 1818 - 1850s)

Churchill, Winston S The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
(Penguin, London. 1949 - reprint 2005)

The Second World War, Volume 2: Their Finest Hour
(Penguin, London. 1949 - reprint 2005)

Clemas, FM Old Yeovil
(Fox, Yeovil, 1987)

Collinson, Rev. John The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (1791)

History of Somerset

Community Heritage Access Centre, Artillery Road Proposed Sites for Air Raid Wardens' Posts
(Dated September 1939)

Key Plan of proposed Air Raid Shelters: Area No 4
(Ref: YEOVM.2004.545. Dated 6/11/1940)

Key Plan of proposed Air Raid Shelters: Area No 5
(Ref: YEOVM.2004.548. Dated 6/11/1940)

Key Plan Showing Position of Air Raid Shelters
(Ref: YEOVM.2004.561. Dated 28/5/1942)

Public Air Raid Shelters. Site Plan
(Ref: YEOVM.2004.544. Stamped 28/5/1942)

Darling-Feenan, Nicola Yeovil - A Photographic History of Your Town
(Frith, Salisbury, 2001)

Drake, P & S The Chaffin Family
(Privately Published, Hampshire, undated)

Duffus, Jane Yeovil Cinemas Through Time
(Amberley, Stroud, 2013)

Editor: "Agent's Guide" Where to Buy at Yeovil
(Robinson, Son & Pike, London. 1891)

Evans, Michael J Yeovil in Old Picture Postcards, Volume 1
(Europese Bibliotheek. 1994)

Yeovil in Old Picture Postcards, Volume 2

(Europese Bibliotheek. 1997)

Fleming, Peter Operation Sea Lion
(Pan Books, Oxford. 1957, reprinted 2009)

Foord Publications Yeovil & District Directory 1964-65
(Foord Publications, Lancing. 1964)

Frith Book Co Ltd Yeovil: An Illustrated Miscellany
(Frith Book Co Ltd, Salisbury. 2004)

So You Think You Know Yeovil
(Frith Book Co Ltd, Salisbury. 2004)

Gairdner, J & Brodie, RH (Eds.) Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Vol 21 Pt 2
(Inst. of Historical Research, 1910)

Gibbings, David A Quiet Country Town - A Celebration of 100 Years of Westland at Yeovil
(History Press, Stroud, 2013)

Gibbons, Kenneth D A Path to the Door: The Complete Petter History
(Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 1995)

Gilbert, Capt. David St John the Baptist, Yeovil
(Photo Precision Ltd. St Ives, Hunts. 1973)

Gittos, Brian & Moira Yeovil: The Hidden History
(Tempus, Stroud, 2004)

Goodchild, John The Parish Church, Yeovil
(publisher not stated. 1925)

Martin Strong, Vicar of Yeovil 1690-1720
(Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society. 1932)

Elizabethan Yeovil as recorded in Churchwardens Accounts
(Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society. 1942)

The Borough of Yeovil: Its History and Government Through the Ages
(Yeovil Borough Council, 1954)

Greenwood, C & J Somersetshire Delineated
(Bensley, London, 1822)

Guy, John R YDH 1853-1983 - The Story of Yeovil District Hospital

Harper, Jean Yeovil Girls' High School
(Remous Ltd, Milborne Port, 1991)

Harris, Louisa
(Jean Harper - Ed.)
Louisa's Diary 1887-1920: A Picture of Life in Yeovil
(Museums & Heritage Services, SSDC, Yeovil. undated)

Hawkins, Mac Somerset at War
(Dovecote Press, Wimborne. 1996)

Hayes, M & Hitchcox, T River Yeo: Sources & Courses
(Twhitch Publishing, Yeovil, 2018)

Hayward, Leonard C Local History of South Somerset and Yeovil
(Privately published lecture notes. 1963)

From Portreeve to Mayor: The Growth of Yeovil 1750-1854

(Castle Cary Press, Castle Cary, 1987)

Hayward, L & Brooke, L Bygone Yeovil
(Yeovil Archaeological & Local History Society, 1980)

Hayward, L & McDowell, RW The George Hotel, Yeovil
(Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society, 1980s)

Hobart, Maj. FWA The Bren Gun
(Profile Publications, Windsor. 1972)

Homeland Association Homeland Handbooks: Yeovil with its surroundings
(Homeland Association for the Encouragement of Touring in Great Britain, London, 1906)

Hornsey, Brian Ninety Years of Cinema in Yeovil
(Fuchsiaprint, Stamlord. 1998)

Hull, William The History of the Glove Trade
(Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, London. 1834)

Institute of Geological Sciences Geology of the country around Bridport and Yeovil
(Institute of Geological Sciences, 1958, 3rd reprint 1980)

James, Derek N Westland
(Tempus Publishing, Stroud, 1997)

Keynes, SD & Lapidge, M Alfred the Great
(Harmondsworth, 1983)

Kleineke, Hannes Borough Market Privileges
(Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2006)

Hill, Brian Nine Springs: Yeovil's local haven for wild life
(Gracetitles Publications, Queen Camel. 1975)

H.M.S.O. Journal of the House of Commons
(Vol 85, 1830)

House of Lords Journal
(Vol 63, 1831)

Hull, William History of the Glove Trade (1834)

Lawson-Clarke, Peter The Glovers of Yeovil
(Remous Ltd, Milborne Port. 1996)

Lewis, Samuel A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)

Lovell, John A The Development and Provision of Elementary Education in the Town of Yeovil 1870-1914
(St Paul's College, Cheltenham. 1969)

MacKenzie, SP The Home Guard - a Military and Political History
(Oxford University Press, Oxford. reprint 1995)

Maddocks, N The West at War
(Sutton, Stroud, 2005)

Martin, Ron W Paulmer's Market
(unknown publisher, undated)

Maxwell Lyte, HC (Ed.) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Vol 1
(History of Parliament Trust, London, 1890)

A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Vol 2

(History of Parliament Trust, London, 1894)

A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Vol 3
(History of Parliament Trust, London, 1900)

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward II  
(History of Parliament Trust, London, 1898)

Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Vol 3 - 1385-1389  
(History of Parliament Trust, London, 1921)

May, Andrew Bloody British History: Somerset
(History Press, Stroud. 2012)

Minnitt, S & Young D Tickets, Checks & Passes from the County of Somerset
(Somerset County Council, 1990)

Mondey, David Westland
(Planemakers Series, Jane's Publishing, 1982)

Moore, A J The Clockmakers of Somerset 1650-1900
(Unknown publisher, unknown date)

Morris, Robert
The Battle of Babylon Hill, Yeovil 1642
(Historical Management Associates Ltd, Bristol, 2000)

Murless, Brian J Somerset Brick & Tile Manufacturers
(Somerset Industrial & Archaeological Society, 2000)

Murray, Stephen In & Around Yeovil and Sherborne
(Viking Press, Yeovil. 1931)

Yeovil, Sherborne and the West Country
(Viking Press, Yeovil. 1941)

Newspapers, various dates Exeter & Plymouth Gazette
Sherborne Mercury
Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser
Western Flying Post
Western Flying Post Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury
Western Gazette

Newton & Co Year Book and Medical Guide 1933
(United Chemists Association, Cheltenham. 1933)

Newtown History Forum Newtown
(Newtown History Forum, Yeovil. 2012)

Oakley, Mike Somerset Railway Stations
(Dovecote Press, Wimborne. 2002)

Old, John A Walk through Preston Plucknett in the 1920s
(Privately published. 1994)

Ordnance Survey OS Getamap
All modern maps on this site are from the free OS Getamap online service.

Osborn, Bob Yeovil, Then and Now
(Privately published, Yeovil, Summer 2024)

The Church of St John the Baptist, Yeovil
(Privately published, Yeovil, Autumn 2023)

Victorian Yeovil
(Privately published, Yeovil, Summer 2023)

Crime and Punishment in Yeovil
(Privately published, Yeovil, autumn 2020)

Lost Yeovil
(Amberley, Stroud, spring 2020)

Inns, Taverns, Alehouses, Pubs and Beerhouses of Yeovil

(Privately published, Yeovil, autumn 2019)

Yeovil - the Postcard Collection
Amberley, Stroud, spring 2019)

An A-to-Z of Yeovil
(Amberley, Stroud, autumn 2018)

Secret Yeovil
(Amberley, Stroud, spring 2018)

Yeovil in 50 Buildings
(Amberley, Stroud, autumn 2017)

Now That's What I Call Yeovil
(Amberley, Stroud, 2017)

Yeovil From Old Photographs
(Amberley, Stroud, 2016)

The Taunton Stop Line
(WBD Publications, Yeovil, 2011)

Petter, Percival
The Story of Petters Limited
(1933. Reprint, 1989)

Petters Ltd Petter-Light: Electric Lighting & Power Sets Catalogue
(Petters Ltd, Yeovil. 1920s?)

Phelips, James A History of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Yeovil, and the Daughter Churches
(Bessley & Copp, Exeter. 1912

Phelps, Rev. William The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire
(Nichols, London.1839)

Rees, LE The History of Yeovil School
(Yeovil School, Yeovil, 1945)

Richmond, LM & Turton, Alison The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records
(Manchester University Press, 1990)

Robinson, Stephen Somerset Place Names
(Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 1992)

Sarkar, Dilip Angriff Westland
(Ramrod Publications. 1994)

Scott, Paul A Look at West Country Cinemas
(Top Copy, Bournemouth. 1999)

Sharp, JEES (Ed.) Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol 2 - Edward I (Inst. of Historical Research, 1906)

Somerset Record Office Register of Air Raid Shelters in Somerset
Ref: C/CD/1/3/5

List of Public Air Raid Shelters in Somerset
Ref: C/CD/1/3/6

Somerset Historic Environment Record

Stephenson, Andrew Henry Pitman and the Colyton Rebels
(Publisher and date unknown)

Stokes, James D Robin Hood and the Churchwardens in Yeovil
(ADM Press, New York. 1986)

Sweet, Jack Yeovil in the Second World War
(Fonthill Media, 2020)

Yeovil in the First World War; Month by Month, 1914-1918
(Privately published, Yeovil, 2018)

More Somerset Tales
(Amberley, Stroud, 2017)

Yeovil in the Great War 1914-18
(Amberley, Stroud, 2014)

Yeovil Memories
(Amberley, Stroud, 2012)

Yeovil's Years
(Amberley, Stroud, 2010)

More Shocking and Surprising Somerset Stories
(Somerset Books, Tiverton. 2002)

Shocking Somerset Murders of the Nineteenth Century
(Somerset Books, Tiverton. 1997)

Taylor, MV and Collingwood, RG
Roman Britain in 1926
(Journal of Roman Studies, Vol 16, 1926)

Trade Directories Trade Directories, Various
From 18th century onwards

Vickery, Daniel Sketch of Yeovil (1856)

Victoria County Histories Religious Houses: House of Bridgettines
(Victoria County Histories, 1969)

  A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 2
(Victoria County Histories, 1911)

Waddell, PDS Co-operative Checks, Tickets, Tokens & Coins
(British Assn. of Numismatic Societies, Manchester. 1993)

Warbis, Alfred Fragments of South Somerset - A Short History of Yeovil
(Viking Press, Yeovil. 1920s)

Yeovil: The Centre of the West
(Viking Press, Yeovil. 1920s)

War Office Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19
(JB Hayward & Sons, Polstead, Suffolk. 1920 reprinted 1989)

Western Gazette Western Gazette Almanac 1912
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1912)

Western Gazette Almanac 1914
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1914)

Yeovil 1939-1945

(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1948)

Western Gazette 1737-1987 - 250th Anniversary
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 1987)

Yeovil 2000
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 2000)

Yeovil: 100 Years of Change
(Western Gazette, Yeovil. 2006)

Westland Apprentices &
Student Association
Yeovil Above and Beyond
(Western Gazette, 2004)

Whitby, E & Son Whitby's Views of Yeovil
(E Whitby & Son, Yeovil. Undated)

Wilson, Jeffrey The Somerset Home Guard
(Millstream Books, Bath. 2004)

Wryall, Everard The History of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1914-1919
(Methuen & Co, London. 1928)

Yeovil Archaeological &
Local History Society
Yeovil: The Changing Scene
(Yeovil Archaeological & Local History Society. 1981)

Yeovil Corporation Register of Corporation Horses, 1905-1953

Jubilee 1910-1935 - Yeovil Souvenir Programme

(Yeovil Corporation, 1935)

Yeovil Councils - Various Yeovil Guide (Official)
Various editions from 1920s to 1990s

Yeovil County School Yeovil County School Prospectus
(Yeovil County School, Yeovil. 1908)

Yeovil Defence Committee Borough of Yeovil - Civil Defence 1942
(Edwin Snell & Sons, Yeovil. 1942)

Yeovil District Chamber of Trade 1927 Yeovil Industries Fair Programme
(Unknown, 1927)

1951 Yeovil Industries Fair Programme
(Edwin Snell, Yeovil. 1951)

Yeovil District Co-Operative Society Limited Yeovil District Co-Operative Society Limited 1889-1939
Jubilee Souvenir Brochure

(Yeovil District Co-Operative Society Limited. 1939)

Yeovil District Counil Park Lodge, Yeovil; Souvenir of Opening
(Yeovil District Council, Yeovil. 1982)

Yeovil Nonconformist Chapel Independent Baptism Registers, 1794-1836

Yeovil School Old Yeovilians Association Yeovil School, 1845-1995
(Barwell Colourprint, Midsomer Norton. 1995)

Young, David Somerset in the Old Days
(Bossiney Books. 1984)