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An accident at auction (1822)

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In January 1822 a serious accident occurred during an auction in an unidentified cottage in Nunney.  More...

Nunney Castle

How Nunney Castle was saved

Nunney Castle partially collapsed a century ago. It was touch and go whether it would be lost forever.  More...

Woodcut Frontispiece from Alexander Barclay's "Lyfe of Seynt George" Westminster 1515

Discovering St George

In 1895 a wall painting of England’s patron saint St George was discovered in All Saints Church.  More...

Nunney Hoard

The Nunney Hoard

The Nunney hoard of ancient coins was discovered in 1860 and hailed as “one of the most interesting discoveries of ancient British coins that ever has been placed upon record”.  More...

Child labour in Victorian Somerset

Nunney scarecrows

Child labour was common in early 19th century Nunney for children as young as 5. It took almost a century to introduce proper education for all children in our village.  More...

High Street Nunney

Death of a farm lad

In April 1850 a teenager was brutally murdered in Nunney. The case raised headlines across the country.  More...

Eventide: A scene in the Westminster Union Workhouse, Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1878

The Nunney workhouse

Until 1837 Nunney had a workhouse, located next to the Theobald Arms at Nunney Catch.  More...

Evelyn Waugh in Nunney

Evelyn Waugh and Nunney

Author and journalist Evelyn Waugh tried to buy Manor Farm House, next to Nunney Castle, in 1936.  More...

Wax impression of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Did Queen Elizabeth I come to Nunney?

In August 1574 Queen Elizabeth I left Bristol to travel to Longleat. What route did she take – and did it take her through Nunney?  More...

When electricity came to Nunney

Nunney was first introduced to the wonders of electricity on Thursday 20 February 1868, when John Fussell fired a cannon in the packed back room at The George at Nunney.  More...

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