Our archive of documents ranges from parish records to school records, with many historical documents and sources of reference for family historians. We are always adding to the archive so keep checking this website for updates.

Parish records

The birth, death and marriage records for the churches of St Laurence, East Harptree and St. Mary’s, West Harptree

Census records

The census returns for East Harptree and West Harptree from 1841 – 1911

Tithe apportionments

The Tithe Schedules of Apportionments for the parishes of East Harptree 1838, West Harptree 1841 and Widcombe 1839.

School records

Various records including Admission Register 1917 – 1961, Head Teacher’s Log Books 1893 – 1982, and Manager’s Minute Books 1879 – 1915

Various papers

A selection of documents relating to the Church of St. Laurence, East Harptree, the manors of West Harptree, Harptree Court and other properties in the two villages.

Research papers

Various fieldwork reports produced by the Research Group including: Abandoned farm sites; Chapel Paddock, West Harptree; Tithe Project, East Harptree; Rabbit Warren, East Harptree; Test Pit and Geophysical surveys..

Chew Valley

Documents and audio transcriptions relating to the Chew Valley before and after it was flooded by the construction of a reservoir in the 1950s. The result of this Research Group project was the book, ‘Before the Lake; Memories of the Chew Valley’. To purchase a copy see Publications.