Example of Contents of a Village Book

SVBRG has published a number of books detailing their investigations into the origins, history and nature of the vernacular buildings in several Somerset Villages. They give exceptional insight into both the structural and social history of these communities through the ages.  

By way of an example the contents for the Chiselborough Booklet is;

CONTENTS

Location Map (fig. 1)
Village Map (fig. 2)
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Houses & Cottages surveyed
Key to Conventional symbols
Introduction
The Manor
Tenure
Land Use
Holdings
Non Agricultural Employment
Social Structure
Gentry. Yeomen & Husbandmen
Lesser Farmers, Craftsmen and Labourers
Investment of Wealth
Houses and Cottages
(a) documentary evidence
(b) losses
(c) architectural evidence
(d) plan-form and typology
(e) descriptions and plans of individual dwellings

Farm Buildings
Conclusions
References
Glossary
Appendix
A Pitte holding ca 1585
B 1658'Rentall of the Mannor'
C Petition of Lionell Still - Leave to build 1614
D (i) Will of Robert Bishop l82s
(ii) Auction 1856
(iii) Auction 1857