SIAS

 

 

Publications & Sales

 

The Society is always keen to publish further surveys and all potential

authors are invited to contact the Society: contact@sias.me.uk

 

Proceeds from the sale of publications are used to further
the work of Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society.

 

Surveys

 

SIAS publishes a number of monographs called "Surveys" dealing with various industrial archaeological subjects in the County.

 

Survey 1

The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

C. A. Buchanan

Reprinted 1990

A5

27 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 2

Hancock's Brewery, Wiveliscombe

Mary Miles

Reprinted 2001

A5

32 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 3

Electricity in Taunton, 1807-1948

D. Gledhill and P. Lamb

1986

A5

32 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 4

W. H. Pool & Sons, Engineers

D. W. Warren

1988

A5

44 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 5

Taunton Gas, 1816-1949

D. Gledhill

1989

A5

44 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 6

Dening of Chard, Agricultural Engineers, 1828-1955

D. W. Warren

1989

A5

44 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 7

Bogs and Inundations. The draining of the Somerset levels

I. Miles

A5

40 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 8

Somerset's Industrial Heritage, A Guide and Gazetteer 1996

A5

68 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 9

Donyatt Pottery, 11th century - 1939

R. Coleman-Smith

1996

A5

32 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 10

Rural Water Supply

D. W. Warren

1998

A5

40 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 11

The Somerset Coalfield

S. Gould

1999

A5

68 pages

Illustrations

£6.95 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 12

Mills around Wiveliscombe

M. Bodman

2000

A5

48 pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 13

Somerset Brick & Tile Manufactures

B. J. Murless

2000

A5

54 Pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 14

"Now You See It, Then You Didn't"

- The Inter-Channel Stop Line

D. Warren

2000

A5

22 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 15

Mills of the Isle and its Tributaries

D. Warren

2001

New Edition 2017

A4

36 pages,

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 16

The Minehead United Turnpike Trust

L. A. Clarke

2002

A5

72 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 17

The Gas Works of Somerset

D. Gledhill

2003

A5

76 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 18

From Field to Factory (Somerset Flax & Hemp)

S. Buchanan

210 x 210mm

80 pages

Illustrations

£10.00 including postage and packing

 

 

Survey 19

The Phoenix Works, Chard

Derrick Warren

210mm x 210mm

68 pages

Illustrations

£6.95 including postage and packing

 

 

 

Review (pdf)

Survey 20

Cheddar in the Industrial Age

Peter Daniel

146mm x 210mm

100 pages

Illustrations

£5.70 including postage and packing

 

 

Review (pdf)

Survey 21

The Development of Crawler Tracks and Tractors

Derrick Warren edited Peter Daniel

A5

44pages

Illustrations

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

 

Other Publications

 

Index to SIAS Bulletins 1 - 100

£3.00 including postage and packing

 

 

Journal 1 - 1975

£2.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Journal 2 - 1977

£3.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Journal 3 - 1981

£2.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Index to SIAS Journals 1 - 3

£2.50 including postage and packing

 

 

Somerset Roads - The Legacy of the Turnpikes.

Phase 1 - Western Somerset

J. B. Bentley & B. J. Murless

Reprint of original 1980s edition

A4

112 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£13.50 including postage and packing

 

 

* Purchase both volumes (see below)

Somerset Roads - The Legacy of the Turnpikes.

Phase 2 - Eastern Somerset

J. B. Bentley & B. J. Murless

Reprint of original 1980s edition

A4

121 pages

Maps

Illustrations

£13.50 including postage and packing

 

 

* Purchase both volumes (see below)

* Somerset Roads - The Legacy of the Turnpikes.

Phase 1 - Western Somerset

+

Phase 2 - Eastern Somerset

 

PURCHASE BOTH VOLUMES:

£25.00 including postage and packing

 

English Bronze Cooking Vessels.

Published by Somerset Museum Service with support from SIAS

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

 

The Coaching Era

Geoff Body & Roy Gallop

Published by Fiducia Press

2003

54 pages

Illustrations

£6.50 including postage and packing

 

 

1861 Easton Amos Land Drainage Machine

Westonzoyland Engine Trust

24 pages

Full colour

150mm x 210mm

Illustrated

£3.80 including postage and packing

 

 

Sailcloth, Webbing and Shirts - The Crewkerne Textile Industry

Richard Sims

176 pages

200 photographs, maps and plans

£15.95 including postage and packing

 

“Sailcloth, Webbing and Shirts” deals with the role of the textile trade in Crewkerne and the surrounding area. The project has been supported by Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society and Somerset Natural History and Archaeological Society. It covers the textile industry of Crewkerne and the surrounding villages of North Perrott,  Haselbury Plucknett, Lopen and West Chinnock.

 

 

 

The author states:

“For many years the staple of Crewkerne’s local economy was its textile trade. From suiting the Royal Navy’s ships with sails to webbing for arresting NASA’s space shuttle. Remarkably, until now, no definitive history of the Crewkerne textile industry has been published.

"The evidence has been taken from a wide variety of sources, providing a comprehensive history of every known manufacturer along with details of their sites of manufacture.

"Part 1 of the book describes the growth and development of the industry as well as the raw materials and their processing into sailcloth, webbing, horsehair cloth and shirts.

"Part 2 looks at the manufacture of sailcloth, webbing and haircloth from its cottage origins to the workshop in Crewkerne and the surrounding villages.

"Part 3 deals with the factories and Part 4 focuses on the manufacture of shirts, which carries on in the town today. It details the history of the firms and their factories.

"Sailcloth, Webbing and Shirts documents an industry and way of life whose legacy still endures. Family trees are included to show how the major manufacturers, such as the Mathew, Bird and Haslock families were related."

Parrett River Trade

Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

Published by Fiducia Press

2006

40 pages

32 photographs, maps and plans

£4.50 including postage and packing

 

An account of the barging activity along the waters of the Ivelchester Navigation, the Parrett Navigation, the River Isle and the Westport Canal; its origins, the schemes to canalise and improve the rivers, and the boats, boatmen and cargoes involved in the trade between Bridgwater and the heart of Somerset.

 

 

 

 


 

Publications can be purchased on line directly from this page. If purchasing by post, and to benefit from reduced postage and packing costs when making multiple purchases, please contact the SIAS Hon. Secretary, Geoff Fitton, Giles Cottage, Hill Lane, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4DF.
sias@geoffitton.plus.com

Cheques should be made payable to "SIAS".
 

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