The saga of the Nunney market cross

Nunney market cross

The discovery of a rare photo of the Nunney market cross in the vaults of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has rekindled a scandal that rocked Nunney in 1869.  More...

nunney dovecotes

The mystery of the Nunney dovecotes

For hundreds of years Nunney had at least two notable dovecotes. Where were they, why were they there and what happened to them?  More...

Preservation in action: a team from Heritage Stone Access did a full condition survey of Nunney Castle in 2013 using rope access techniques.

How Nunney Castle was saved

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

Nunney rectory, 1860

An explosive court case

When Rev. John Challen made improvements to the rectory in Nunney, his attempts at digging a well landed a man in court in 1876.  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...

Discovering St George

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

Black and White Minstrel Show

Black and White Minstrel Show

Before they became considered politically-incorrect, Black and White Minstrel Shows were hugely popular. Even Nunney had one!  More...

Bird Scaring, by Sir George Clausen

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...

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

Did 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...

charabanc

Charabancs: a grand day out

Charabancs were a familiar sight in Nunney until the 1950s and the village itself had regular charabanc outings too.  More...

Nunney Street Fair 2017

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