The Museum of Bath Stone stocks a small selection of related book titles, as well as walking trails courtesy of Combe Down Heritage Society. If you would like to purchase any number of these books and support the museum in doing so, please get in touch. The museum may be temporarily closed however, publications from our Book Shop can still be collected from the museum. We now offer contactless payment too.

If you wish to receive any item(s) in the post, simply get in touch and we will arrange payment and postage with you. Please note that the listed prices exclude postage and packaging.

Thank you for supporting the museum.

 

 

Bath Stone Quarries

Bath Stone Quarries is a comprehensive photographic record of the Bath stone industry from the mid-Victorian period to the present day. Its scope… [...]

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Finished Labour of a Thousand Hands

The Combe Down Stone Quarries, which were the principal supplier of building stone for the great period of building in Bath during the 18th and 19th… [...]

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A History of Byfield Mine, Combe Down

The book covers the development and history Byfield and Firs Mine. The author lives in the former mine managers house and actually discovered a hole… [...]

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The Stabilisation of Combe Down Stone Mines:

The Stabilisation of Combe Down Stone Mines: the saving of a village is a commemorative book documenting the story of the stabilisation of the mines… [...]

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Digging Bath Stone

Bath stone was first quarried some two thousand years ago but not significantly until the arrival in Britain of the Romans, then by the Saxons and… [...]

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Box Freestone Mines

Taken from www.moorebooks.co.uk: "Third Edition, revised and updated 2002. The first edition was published in 1967 and if I remember correctly… [...]

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Mr & Mrs Ralph Allen at Home

Rosemary Simmons, local author and publisher, in her book "Mr and Mrs Ralph Allen at Home" examines the domestic lives of the wealthy at… [...]

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Combe Down Heritage Trail

This trail offers a walk around Combe Down village and its surrounds. [...]

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Ralph Allen’s Stone Quarries Trail

This trail shows how the landscape of Combe Down that was familiar to Ralph Allen (b1693 – d1764) is still reflected in the views we see today. [...]

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Harry Patch 1898 – 2009 The Last Fighting Tommy

The life of Harry Patch (1898 – 2009) provides a fascinating glimpse to the past life of the village of Combe Down, as well as remarkable links both… [...]

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William Smith and the landscape of Combe Down

William ‘Strata’ Smith (1769 – 1839) was an English geologist, credited with creating the first nationwide geological map. During work in the… [...]

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I Remember Tucking Mill

This charming and evocative account of the childhood of Stanley Wicks, born at Tucking Mill in 1910, tells of his family life and his rambles in the… [...]

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The Roman Villa at Combe Down

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Remembering Village Shops

The result of over 3 years of research by the Combe Down Heritage Society, this is a fascinating collection of memories of the old shops on Combe… [...]

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A Village of Schools

A new book on education in Combe Down by Jill Woodhead has recently been published by the Combe Down Heritage Society. “A Village of Schools” looks… [...]

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Around Combe Down

Peter Addison has been researching the history of his adopted home for many years. Combe Down, although now part of the City of Bath, has always… [...]

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Somerset and Dorset Swansong

The first of a new format of book from Wild Swan, the same size as the old "Bradford Barton" books, but produced as a sewn softback and… [...]

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Bath’s Railways

This book provides a fascinating pictorial history of the railways in and around Bath, and is packed with black and white photographs (one per page)… [...]

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The Search for Frank Pine

John Daniels never knew, in his lifetime, his grandfather Frank Pine (who sketched this corner of Westminster Abbey) but John’s research into his… [...]

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111 Places in Bath That You Shouldn’t Miss

The magnificent historic city of Bath - home to sweeping crescents in honeyed stone, restorative thermal waters, and beautiful boutiques - is no… [...]

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Go Swift and Far

Born in the wartime German raids on Bath in the Spring of 1942, an orphan boy, alone and destitute, is determined to survive. The city is immersed in… [...]

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Time in The Shape of a Mine

To celebrate the end of the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project, the Homes and Communities Agency made funding available for commissioning… [...]

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Combe Down: The Hole Story

To celebrate the end of the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project, the Homes and Communities Agency made funding available for commissioning… [...]

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