The Nynehead and District Local History Society

Chairman Tony Lock tel 01823 461214; Treasurer Cynthia Lock.

This Society was formed in Autumn 1971 following the 18th World Ploughing Championship (30th September to 2nd October) which was held at Heywood Farm. A small group of residents decided that they would mount an exhibition about the fascinating history of the village. The aim of the Society is to promote research about the village. Over the years, many members have carried out research and have produced publications such as the history of Nynehead Court, Hornsay Farm, the Church, Lord Methuen in South Africa and probably the most ambitious project to date, the publication of The Book of Nynehead in 2003.

The Society meets on the second Friday of the month between October and May at 7-30pm in the village hall. At each monthly meeting there is guest speaker. During the summer months there are various visits organised to places of interest in the locality. The annual subscription is £8 (in 2013/14) and visitors are always welcome at £1-25 (13/14).

The programme for 2013/14 is:-

  • October 11th The Hodys - From Peasants to Power Brokers
  • November 8th Exmoor's Past - recent field work, research and discoveries
  • December 13th Jubilees and Coronations
  • January 10th Buildings of the merchants of Bristol
  • February 14th Lost Islands of the Levels
  • March 14th Village Schools of Somerset
  • April 11th Grand Western Canal Country Park
  • May 9th AGM plus talk by David Rabson


  •  For further information contact Tony Lock - Chairman tel 01823 461214.