Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

 

Bampton Historical Links & Books

To find out more, here are various sources of information:

New Short History of Bampton

Published by:

Fort Press

ISBN 978 0 9535674 5 4

Available at the Spar and the Post Office.

Or if you'd like to arrange to get one through the post, email us here to get the details.

Bampton Town Trail and Guide

To get a good idea of the history of Bampton, the best way is to follow the 'Bampton Town Trail': this is a walk which takes you around the town, and introduces you to historic sites and buildings. 

There is a free leaflet available from the Heritage Centre, who also organise guided tours around the town.

This book (published December 2001) by Fort Press

ISBN 0 9535674 1 9

If you'd like to arrange to get one through the post, email us here to get the details. Also on sale in the Post Office and Spar


Industrial heritage of Bampton

The Industrial Heritage of Bampton (2006) - Published by Fort Press

ISBN 0 9535674 2 7

If you'd like to arrange to get one through the post, email us here to get the details. Also on sale at the Post Office and in the Spar shop.

Bampton Fair - and a little bit more

"Bampton Fair - and a Little Bit More" - a new book, published by Frances Collier-Lovell, a local author in Autumn 2007. 128 pages; quality trade paperback (softcover); £9.99 + P & P £2.25 (UK only). For other countries please ask first.

ISBN 1-4251-3319-3

To purchase your copy of Bampton Fair and a little bit more please send an e-mail to: ladyloo@tesco.net detailing how many copies you would like. If you would like a signed copy please mention this when you place your order.

Roman to 17th Century Bampton

"Roman to 17th Century Bampton, Devon", including the Romans, Saxon and Norman Occupations, the Knights Templar, the Roman Fort, Bampton Castle, and the Borough of Bampton. TJ Francis £2.85 Published by Fort Press April 2008

ISBN 978-0-9535674-3-0

If you'd like to arrange to get one through the post, email us here to get the details. Also on sale at the Post Office and in the Spar shop.

The Great War - Bampton's heros

"We will remember them" - Bampton's dead from the Great War. A new book, published in November 2008, and written by local author Colin Wellard.

The price is £3.25 and the book is available from Bampton Heritage Centre, Bawdens, Spar, and Tiverton Museum.

 

Book - Great War

"Their Name Liveth for Evermore" - Clayhanger, Huntsham, and Morebath dead from the Great War. A new book, published in 2015 and written by local author Colin Wellard.

The price is £3.50 and the book is available from Bampton heritage Centre.

*TJ Francis' books above are also available in Tiverton at Exe Valley News in Bampton Street; Angel Books in the Pannier Market; Tourist Information Centre, Phoenix Lane; Tiverton Museum of Rural Life, Beck Square.


This book, written by Caroline Seward, gives a community history of Bampton, and is illustrated with numerous wonderful old photographs, most of which came from Reg Kingdon's collection.

Available at the Spar shop.

Devon Books 1998

IBSN 1 85522 646 4

The Book of Bampton

Three of these old maps of Bampton are from Devon County Council, the others we have added:

Saxton's Map of Devon 1575 Bampton Map 1907
1575 1765 1809 1827 1842 1907

For some interesting genealogical history of the parish, try clicking here.

Devon History Society has a wide range of members from enthusiastic amateurs to senior academic historians.


Devon Record Office

Link to Devon Record Office for historical records

Friends of Devon Archives

Friends of Devon Archives - a wealth of local historical information on 18th century

GENUKI

GENUKI - Genealogical information for the UK and Ireland - Bampton Section

Our local historian is compiling a significant database of local names associated with Bampton's history. You can contact him via email at local.history@bampton.org.uk


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