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This is another book in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today - celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future. The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from across the community. Through the centuries Sampford Courtenay has been predominantly an agricultural community. In recent times, modern buildings have replaced some of the old cob farmsteads, several cottages have become holiday homes and many parishioners now commute to work in nearby towns. Nevertheless, the old farm-holdings and fields remain, their ancient names continue and many of the families, who have worked the land and lived in the parish for several generations, still do so. Remarkably, Sampford Counrtenay and Honeychurch have survived the innovations of the last century to remain relatively unspoilt. The Book of Sampford Courtenay chronicles every aspect of parish life from Domesday to the present day, telling the story of the people of the parish, their work, their times of leisure, their adversities and their triumphs. All this, and much more, is detailed in this 160 page book, copiously illustrated throughout with over 250 historic photographs of the places and people who have made up the thriving community of Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch and its surrounding parish.
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Book Description Halsgrove, Tiverton, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 192pp, illustrated, bound in orange cloth with fine dustwrapper. New book; Large Quarto. Seller Inventory # 58057