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Posset Pieces No 21: Summer 2017

Naish House and its Estate at Clapton in Gordano

100 pages

Price £8.95 (£8 for members)



  1. Timeline
  2. Maps and aerial views
  3. The Kemeys sisters
  4. Walter King and the Coker and Codrington families
  5. James Gordon
  6. James Adam Gordon and the Kenn hangings
  7. The statue of King John
  8. John Bunce Pilgrim
  9. The Smyth years
  10. Captain Thomas Spencer and his school for boys
  11. The Naish Hill climb
  12. Mr Hubert Chitty and family
  13. The Bussell family at Naish House 1962-1966 – Michael Bussell
  14. The history of Naish farm
  15. Little Naish and the walled garden


Appendices:

  1. Collections for a Parochial history of Wraxall  – George Masters
  2. Summary of census returns – David Hounsell
  3. Excerpt from “Gordano, A history of the Gordano region of

Somerset” – Eve Wigan

  1. The Ashton Court estate years
  2. Listing details
  3. Residential properties at Naish in 2017
  4. The Gordon farmhouses



Available at Portishead Flower Show on 29 / 30 July


Latest edition - now available:

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A twice yearly booklet on local history from the Gordano Region of Somerset edited by Sandy Tebbutt. ISSN 0924-5839. Can be bought at Society meetings or from Sandy Tebbutt on 01275 843566. Also available at the Summit Outdoor Leisure shop in Portishead.



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