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Somerset Collection

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Background imageSomerset Collection: Burnham-on-Sea beach, August 1927

Burnham-on-Sea beach, August 1927
A busy beach scene here, looking north from the pier. The esplanade and sea defences were completed in 1911

Background imageSomerset Collection: Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933

Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933
A GWR Publicity view from Vicarage Road looking up Church Steps to the 14th century St Michaels Church in Minehead, Somerset during August 1933

Background imageSomerset Collection: Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, c. 1920s

Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset in the 1920s. Beyond the monumental broken archway of the main Abbey lies King Arthurs Tomb and Abbey House

Background imageSomerset Collection: Kilve, Somerset, c. 1920s

Kilve, Somerset, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the Quantock Hills at Kilve in Somerset, c.1920s. A field of cows are surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset

Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of one of the show caves at Wookey Hole in Somerset, c.1920s-1930s. The light on the limestone walls of the cavern cast eerie shadows that have helped the caves at Wookey Hole

Background imageSomerset Collection: Cheap Street, Frome, August 1929

Cheap Street, Frome, August 1929
A busy view looking north west up the picturesque Cheap Street. The original street dates from the 1500s and still retains its historical charm

Background imageSomerset Collection: Quantock Hills, Somerset, c. 1920s

Quantock Hills, Somerset, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the Quantock Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, c.1920s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Rickford Chapel, near Blagdon, Somerset

Rickford Chapel, near Blagdon, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Rickford Chapel near Blagdon, in the Mendip Hills of Somerset. Built in the 19th century as a Methodist Chapel, it is now a Masonic Lodge

Background imageSomerset Collection: Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe, Somerset

Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe, Somerset
A GWR Publicity image of the Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, c.1930. This heavily scarred geological feature is thought to have inspired the hymn of

Background imageSomerset Collection: Burrington Combe Limestone Gorge, Somerset

Burrington Combe Limestone Gorge, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Burrington Combe in Somerset, c.1930. A lone early 20th century motor car is parked on the side of the road going this quiet limestone gorge on the northern side of the Mendip

Background imageSomerset Collection: Burrington Combe, Mendip Hills, Somerset

Burrington Combe, Mendip Hills, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Burrington Combe in Somerset, c.1930. A lone early 20th century motor car is driving through this quiet limestone gorge on the northern side of the Mendip Hills in summer

Background imageSomerset Collection: Kilve Chantry, North Somerset, Early 20th Century

Kilve Chantry, North Somerset, Early 20th Century
A GWR Publicity view of Kilve Chantry ruins at Kilve in north Somerset. The Chantry (otherwise known as the Priory) was first built in 1329

Background imageSomerset Collection: St Marys Church, Chewton Mendip, Somerset

St Marys Church, Chewton Mendip, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of St Mary Magdalene Church in the village of Chewton Mendip on the outskirts of the Mendip Hills in Somerset

Background imageSomerset Collection: St Etheldredas Church at West Quantoxhead, Somerset

St Etheldredas Church at West Quantoxhead, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of St Etheldredas Church at the village of West Quantoxhead in the Quantock Hills, Somerset, c.1930

Background imageSomerset Collection: Stogursey Church, Somerset

Stogursey Church, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the interior of St Andrews Church in the village of Stogursey in Somerset. The church has a long history dating back to the 12th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Stogursey Castle, Somerset

Stogursey Castle, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Stogursey Castle, in the northern Somerset village of Stogursey. The castle gatehouse has been linked to the castle walls which date back to the 12th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Church Street in Stogursey, Somerset

Church Street in Stogursey, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Church Street and St Andrews Church in the village of Stogursey, Somerset, c.1930

Background imageSomerset Collection: Stowey Court at Nether Stowey, Somerset

Stowey Court at Nether Stowey, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the gazebo and curtain wall of Stowey Court in the village of Nether Stowey in Somerset, c.1930. The 19th century listed structure is still visible from the A39 near

Background imageSomerset Collection: Kilve Church, Somerset

Kilve Church, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of The Blessed Virgin Marys Church at the village of Kilve, in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, c.1930s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Allerford, Somerset, September 1934

Allerford, Somerset, September 1934
A GWR Publicity view of the village of Allerford in Somerset, September 1934. Allerford is located near the coast in Exmoor National Park, between Porlock and Minehead

Background imageSomerset Collection: Selworthy Green in Somerset, September 1934

Selworthy Green in Somerset, September 1934
A GWR Publicity view of the picturesque village of Selworthy Green, near Minehead in Somerset, September 1934. Selworthy is located in Exmoor National Park

Background imageSomerset Collection: Selworthy Green, Somerset

Selworthy Green, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the picturesque village of Selworthy Green, near Minehead in Somerset, c.1927. Selworthy is located in Exmoor National Park and is well-known for its thatched cottages

Background imageSomerset Collection: Triscombe in the Quantock Hills, Somerset

Triscombe in the Quantock Hills, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the village of Triscombe in the Quantocks in Somerset, c.1930. Thatched cottages with white washed walls are nestled amongst the hills

Background imageSomerset Collection: Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931

Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931
A GWR Publicity view of Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931. Sherford Stream runs through the park near to the bandstand

Background imageSomerset Collection: Crowcombe Church (interior), Somerset

Crowcombe Church (interior), Somerset
A GWR Publicity interior view of The Church of the Holy Ghost, Crowcombe in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, c.1920s. The church is Grade I listed and lies on the site of a Saxon church

Background imageSomerset Collection: Forde Abbey, Somerset

Forde Abbey, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Forde Abbey in Somerset in c.1920s-1930s. The view was taken from the Mermaid Pond and shows a number of trees

Background imageSomerset Collection: Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, August 1927

Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, August 1927. The image shows the ruins of the historic abbey from the far end looking west towards the Lady Chapel and King Arthurs Tomb

Background imageSomerset Collection: Porlock near Minehead, August 1950

Porlock near Minehead, August 1950
A GWR Publicity view of the coastal village of Porlock near Minehead in Somerset, August 1950. A couple of women sit on a bench beside the white washed walls of The Ship Inn in this popular village

Background imageSomerset Collection: Over Stowey, Somerset, c. 1930s

Over Stowey, Somerset, c. 1930s
A GWR Publicity view of the small village of Over Stowey, in Somerset, c.1930s with the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Over Stowey lies near Bridgewater on the outskirts of the Quantock Hills Area

Background imageSomerset Collection: Crowcombe Church, Somerset

Crowcombe Church, Somerset
A GWR Publicity interior view of The Church of the Holy Ghost, Crowcombe in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, c.1920s. The church is Grade I listed and lies on the site of a Saxon church

Background imageSomerset Collection: Blagdon, Somerset, August 1924

Blagdon, Somerset, August 1924
A GWR Publicity view of a path in the woods at Blagdon, in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, August 1924

Background imageSomerset Collection: Crowcombe Church, Somerset, c. 1920s

Crowcombe Church, Somerset, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of The Church of the Holy Ghost, Crowcombe in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, c.1920s. The church is Grade I listed and lies on the site of a Saxon church

Background imageSomerset Collection: Priddy Church, Somerset

Priddy Church, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the Church of St Lawrence in the village of Priddy, near Wells in Somerset, c.1920s. The Grade I listed church dates from the 13th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Green at Priddy, near Wells, Somerset

The Green at Priddy, near Wells, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of the historic Green at Priddy in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, c.1920s. The village is near Wells and a settlement has existed there since the Neolithic period

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Grotto at Wookey Hole, Somerset

The Grotto at Wookey Hole, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of The Grotto at the Wookey Hole show caves, Somerset in c.1920s. Stunning stalagmites and stalactites of calcite protrude from the cavern walls

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Glen at Wookey Hole, Somerset

The Glen at Wookey Hole, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of The Glen at Wookey Hole show caves in Somerset, c.1920s-30s. A bridge emerges from the limestone cavern wall and crosses a flowing waterfall surrounded by ivy

Background imageSomerset Collection: Ebbor Gorge, Wookey Hole, c. 1920s

Ebbor Gorge, Wookey Hole, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of Ebbor Gorge at Wookey Hole in Somerset, c.1920s. This limestone gorge on the outskirts of the Mendip Hills is a nature reserve and is known for its caves and Neolithic

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wookey Hole Village, Somerset

Wookey Hole Village, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Wookey Hole Village on the outskirts of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, c.1920s-30s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Wookey Hole Caves, Witches Kitchen

Wookey Hole Caves, Witches Kitchen
A GWR Publicity view of the Witches Kitchen cave at Wookey Hole show caves in Somerset, c.1920s-30s

Background imageSomerset Collection: Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, May 1928

Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, May 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset in May 1928. The tops of the ruin walls are covered in ivy and overgrown vegetation

Background imageSomerset Collection: Glastonbury Abbey, March 1924

Glastonbury Abbey, March 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey in March 1924. The walls of the historic ruins are covered in ivy and overgrown plants

Background imageSomerset Collection: Glastonbury, Somerset, c. 1920s

Glastonbury, Somerset, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the Market Cross in the centre of the vibrant town of Glastonbury in Somerset. The distinctive George Hotel is on the right

Background imageSomerset Collection: Burnham-on-Sea beach and esplanade, August 1933

Burnham-on-Sea beach and esplanade, August 1933
A view north along the esplanade. The Queens Hotel is to the right and is now a Wetherspoons pub. The pier to the left of the image is Britains shortest pier. It was built between 1911-1914

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe, Somerset

The Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe, Somerset
A GWR Publicity close-up image of the Rock of Ages at Burrington Combe limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, Somerset, c.1930

Background imageSomerset Collection: Forde Abbey in Somerset

Forde Abbey in Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Forde Abbey in Somerset in c.1920s-1930s. Originally a 12th century monastery, the site was transformed into a grand private house in the 17th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Forde Abbey, Somerset

Forde Abbey, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Forde Abbey in Somerset in c.1920s-1930s. Originally a 12th century monastery, the site was transformed into a grand private house in the 17th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: Forde Abbey, Somerset

Forde Abbey, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of Forde Abbey in Somerset in c.1920s-1930s. Originally a 12th century monastery, the site was transformed into a grand private house in the 17th century

Background imageSomerset Collection: The Glen, Wookey Hole, Somerset

The Glen, Wookey Hole, Somerset
A GWR Publicity view of The Glen at Wookey Hole in Somerset, c.1920s-30s. A bridge emerges from the limestone cavern wall and crosses a flowing waterfall surrounded by ivy



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