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1840 Tithe Maps

A complete set of Tithe Maps from 1840 have been produced which cover different parts of Portishead, North Weston and Weston-in-Gordano. They give details of ownership and occupation and a description of the land. They are on cream A3 paper and cost £1.50 each.

Maps available:

1. Nore Road/Down Road/Coast Line
2. Nore Road/West Hill
3. Woodhill
4. The Village
5. Bristol Road/Clapton Lane/St Mary's Road
6. North Weston/St Mary's Road
7. Weston Moor/Weston in Gordano


Power Station map

This map shows the site of the former Power Stations

with the modern road layout superimposed. Price: £1.50



Census transcriptions

1861 & 1851 Portishead - both in two parts -

Part 1 - An alphabetical index by surname and name of all persons living in the village in 1861/1851, cross referred to Part 2. It also contains further analyses of the data

Part 2 - This is in double-page landscape format showing the census details as enumerated in 1861/1851. Original and corrected information is distinguished by the use of italics. Additional information is shown in a notes column.

Both transcriptions can be viewed in Portishead Library or the Local Studies section of Weston Super Mare Reference Library.



Crockerne Pill & District History Society book

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, Crockerne Pill & District History Society published their first book "WW1: The War Memorials of Pill & Easton-in-Gordano". The book tells the stories of the 56 men named on the memorials and their brief family and military history. It is available at Morgan Wesley, 28 High Street, Portishead, Pill Post Office and Pill Resource Centre, The Precinct, Pill priced £3.99 or by post (plus p.&p.) from 01275 373887.

Gordano Round

Fully illustrated walks around the Gordano Valley.

A colour booklet published by North Somerset Council written by Jim Dyer. Updated in 2011. Available from The Gordano Footpath Group, 3 Harmony Drive, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8DH. Price is £6 plus £1 postage. Cheques to be made payable to The Gordano Footpath Group.


Other items:

Gordano Trails Nos 1 to 10 - pamphlets covering self-guided trails in Portishead and the Gordano Valley.

50p each plus P&P.


Local History Booklets

  • The Rectory, Portishead. £2.50
  • The Story of Albright & Wilson. £2.50


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These items can be bought at Society meetings or from Sandy Tebbutt on 01275 843566.

Also available at the Summit Outdoor Leisure shop in Portishead.