The Somerset Coast
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THE SOMERSET COAST
The Portsmouth Road, and its Tributaries: To-day and in Daysof Old.
The Dover Road: Annals of an Ancient Turnpike.
The Bath Road: History, Fashion, and Frivolity on an OldHighway.
The Exeter Road: The Story of the West of England Highway.
The Great North Road: The Old Mail Road to Scotland. TwoVols.
The Norwich Road: An East Anglian Highway.
The Holyhead Road: The Mail-Coach Road to Dublin. TwoVols.
The Cambridge, Ely, and King’s Lynn Road: The GreatFenland Highway.
The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford, and Cromer Road: Sportand History on an East Anglian Turnpike.
The Oxford, Gloucester, and Milford Haven Road: TheReady Way to South Wales. Two Vols.
The Brighton Road: Speed, Sport, and History on the ClassicHighway.
The Hastings Road and the “Happy Springs of Tunbridge.”
Cycle Rides Round London.
A Practical Handbook of Drawing for Modern Methods ofReproduction.
Stage Coach and Mail in Days of Yore. Two Vols.
The Ingoldsby Country: Literary Landmarks of “The IngoldsbyLegends.”
The Hardy Country: Literary Landmarks of the Wessex Novels.
The Dorset Coast.
The South Devon Coast.
The Old Inns of Old England. Two Vols.
Love in the Harbour: a Longshore Comedy.
Rural Nooks Round London (Middlesex and Surrey).
Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural.
The Manchester and Glasgow Road: This way to GretnaGreen. Two Vols.
The North Devon Coast.
Half Hours with the Highwaymen. Two Vols.
The Autocar Road Book.
The Tower Of London: Fortress, Palace, and Prison.
The Cornish Coast. North. [In the Press.
The Cornish Coast. South. [In the Press.
|II||THE RIVER AVON—CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE||6|
|III||ABBOT’S LEIGH TO CLEVEDON||17|
|IV||CLEVEDON—LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS: COLERIDGE||25|
|V||CLEVEDON (continued)—LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS: TENNYSON||32|
|VI||YATTON—CONGRESBURY—WICK ST. LAWRENCE||45|
|X||STEEP HOLM—FLAT HOLM—UPHILL—BREAN DOWN||87|
|XII||BURNHAM—HIGHBRIDGE—BAWDRIP—“BATH BRICKS”—THE RIVER PARRET||111|
|XIII||BRIDGWATER—ADMIRAL BLAKE—THE MONMOUTH REBELLION||126|
|XIV||CANNINGTON—THE QUANTOCKS—NETHER STOWEY, AND THE COLERIDGE CIRCLE||139|
|XV||STEART—STOGURSEY—THE FOLK-SPEECH OF ZUMMERZET—GLATT-HUNTING AT KILVE—ST. AUDRIES||158|
|IXXVI||WILLITON—ST. DECUMAN’S AND THE WYNDHAMS—WATCHET||179|
|XVII||CLEEVE ABBEY—OLD CLEEVE—BLUE ANCHOR||189|
|XIX||MINEHEAD, NEW AND OLD—SELWORTHY—THE HORNER||227|
|XXI||CULBONE AND ITS REVELS—WHORTLEBERRIES||260|
|XXII||THE “LORNA DOONE COUNTRY”||270|
|XXIII||OARE—MALMSMEAD—THE BADGWORTHY VALLEY—THE “DOONE VALLEY”—GLENTHORNE||286|
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
|Map of The Somerset Coast||1|
|Avonmouth, from Pill||18|
|In Portishead Church||21|
|Coleridge’s Cottage, Clevedon||28|
|The Rectory, Congresbury||51|
|Reliquary in Kewstoke Church (Front)||63|
|Reliquary in Kewstoke Church (Back)||65|
|Birthplace of Admiral Blake||128|
|Bridgwater: St. Mary’s Church, and Corn Exchange||132|
|Nether Stowey; Gazebo at Stowey Court||143|
|XIIThe Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey||153|
|The “Mud Horse”||161|
|Kilve: The Chantry||173|
|Bench-end, Sampford Brett; supposed to allude to the Legend of Lady Florence Wyndham||184|
|Watchet; Old Town Hall and Lock-up||186|
|Entrance to Cleeve Abbey||192|
|The Refectory, Cleeve Abbey||197|
|Mysterious Effigy at Old Cleeve||201|
|Coneygore Tower, and Road into Minehead||207|
|Dunster; Castle and Yarn Market||218|
|Dunster Church, from the South, showing old Alcove in Churchyard Wall for the Stocks||221|
|Curious Archway, Dunster Church||223|
|The “Nunnery,” or “High House,” Dunster||225|
|Seventeenth-Century Mantel, “Luttrell Arms” Inn||230|
|Doorway of the Manor Office||238|
|The Manor Office, Minehead|