Nunney Church project Highly Commended

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The National Churches Trust has Highly Commended architects Benjamin + Beauchamp Architects for their work to restore the roof at Nunney Church.  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...

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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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