Stogumber, nestling between the Quantocks, and Brendons, radiates a tranquil air, behind which lies a great community spirit. The road from Torre and Yarde through Woodford to Monksilver is situated on the eastern boundary of Exmoor National Park and meanders through a beautiful little valley. Just off this road at Woodford is Nettlecombe Court, a Tudor-style mansion in fine grounds with its church nearby, and not far from Monksilver is Combe Sydenham Hall, an Elizabethan mansion steeped in history. Beyond this, one arrives at Elworthy Barrows, 1200 feet above sea level, and a churchyard boasting one of the oldest yew trees in England.
The communities of Stogumber, Monksilver, Nettlecombe and Elworthy make up a very special corner of West Somerset and through this book the authors have endeavoured to portray the lives of the communities through the generations.
Condition report: Dustjacket clean crisp and intact, only downside is remnants of price sticker on the outside, top right. Not price clipped. Blue cloth covered, hardboard covers flat, very minor corner bumping. Binding tight. Front pastedown is slightly marked, back pastedown clean. Front and back free end pages, clean. All internal pages are clear, clean and crisp. Foredges clean and clear.