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. Evelyn Waugh was an English writer of novels,...
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...

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...

Charabancs: a grand day out

Charabancs were a familiar sight in Nunney until the 1950s. The village itself had regular charabanc outings too. Charabancs revolutionised the way in which ordinary...
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. Rev....
Nunney market cross

The saga of the 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...
Dipping place, Nunney

Typhoid in Nunney (3)

More mystery Murchison pointed out that there had been previous isolated cases of typhoid in Nunney in 1867, 1870 and February 1872. These had not...
Dipping place, Nunney

Typhoid in Nunney (2)

Water carted into Nunney Ballard noted that the number of fresh cases of the disease dropped suddenly after 5 October 1872. The Nunney Brook was...
suffragettes nunney

When Suffragettes marched in Nunney

Suffragettes campaigned for the right for women to vote. Voting rights for women were a hot topic in Nunney in 1914 too. Suffragettes were members...
Nunney Castle

Death of a farm lad: Part 2 – The Killing House

The unexplained and gruesome death of 17-year-old Thomas George in Nunney made headline news across the country, including The Times and the Spectator. This article...
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