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The Book of Luccombe & Selworthy - A Pictorial History of the Parishes

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The Book of Luccombe & Selworthy
Compiled & edited by Graham Haw
Price now £10.00                         
 
Published 16 November 2001 
This book is a pictorial history of the two parishes and features 376 photographs, maps & documents - many previously unpublished. It is a large format, A4, 176 page, hardback book, the product of a group of local people with a keen interest in local history, and is fully indexed
. The book traces the development of the villages and hamlets in Luccombe and Selworthy from the earliest times, but essentially celebrates the last 100 years. The Parishes of Luccombe and Selworthy between them encompass much of the fertile Vale of Porlock. In addition, the parish of Selworthy extends beyond the top of Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon, with the parish of Luccombe extending south almost to Dunkery Beacon, and includes many hill farms and open moorland. For centuries the economy of these parishes has been based on farming and milling, and more recently supported by a thriving tourist trade. Although
it is principally a book aimed at people who live in the parishes, their ancestors or
whose families have connections with them, it is also a book that will delight anyone who has an eye for our past, and a love of Exmoor.

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