Stour Valley Way Books

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Stephen Anderton 2017

The magnificent Stourhead estate holds the source of the river Stour. It's rich history and the development of the fabulous gardens and buildings in this estate are detailed herein. It's worth remembering this estate is open to the public and makes a great day out. This book will give you an insight into why it exists.

National Trust 2014

The National Trust part owns and runs Stourhead. The site is open to the public most of the year. This is the official National Trust guide to the estate.

Hengistbury Head History and Geology
Bill Rees

I've discontinued this old e-book and it will be removed from here soon. Originally produced at the dawn of the e-book revolution (ten years ago) it now shows it's age. This old e-book is essentially the contents of the Hengistbury Head website plus a little more information on footpaths and nearby sites of interest. I produced it some years ago.I know some people prefer to read information in an ebook format rather than on a website. Hopefully this old ebook should be an easier read for them on a Kindle or Kindle App than it is on the website. Be aware this ebook was prepared in the infancy of ebooks and is rather "quaint" in its layout. I am planning to update and uprate it sometime in the future.

IronStone Canyon
Lawrence Popplewell

A small but very important booklet on the Hengistbury Mining Company. This was the organistation that caused so much damage to Hengistbury Head by stripping the Ironstone Doggers off the beach. A low cost book that is well worth the money.

Hengistbury Head The Whole Story
Bill Hoodless 2006

The latest and probably the most definitive book on the history, geology and folklore of Hengistbury Head. The book reflects many years of patient investigation and expounds on many areas that until now were at risk of being lost with the passage of time

1784 The Battle of Mudeford
Mike Powell 1993

Today it is hard to believe that only 200 years ago this area was living on the margins of the law. In 1784 a battle took place in Mudeford between smugglers and coast guards. A really good read. Packed with historical information about Mudeford, Christchurch and surrounds, including Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head
Edited by C.S. Pepin MA 1967

Sometimes a secondhand copy of this wonderful little book pops up. The last print run was done (I think) in 1985. The book is unusual in that it gives a great deal of its contents over to the wildlife and ecology of Hengistbury Head.

Hengistbury Head
Barry Cunliffe 1976

Dr Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archeology at Oxford University. That such an esteemed scientist has been deeply involved with the archeology of Hengistbury Head for over 30 years speaks volumes about the importanceof the site. This book is a highly readable book packed with authoritative information regarding the pre-historic use of this site by man. A book that is in constant demand. Available second hand if you are lucky!

Christchurch Harbour
Mike Powell 1995

An excellent and highly readable account of Christchurch Harbour including a great deal of information regarding Hengistbury Head and the area that is now part of the Stour Valley Way.

The Stour Valley Way In Pictures
Heather Robinson 2017

Heather is a novelist and short story writer from Wiltshire. She has a passion for exploring the Stour Valley Way. She has documented in images and text many of the interesting features along this quintessentially English river.