Combe Down, Avon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Combe Down and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Kingham Cottages 1960

My Gran and Grandad (Mr and Mrs Doman) lived in one of the cottages next to kingham House in the late fifties early sixties, next door to a Mr and Mrs Cole. They had a son called Cyril. Does any one remember them or have any old photos? My Grandad used to work for Monkton Combe school and I believe the house was owned by ...Read full memory

A memory of Combe Down by peachhog

Was This My Place Of Birth?

On my original birth cert the above is listed as my place of birth. I was adopted but it seems born in Bath. I have always wanted to see where I was born - alas it is too late but I hope I have located the spot. I would love to hear from anyone who has a similar experience or who has a little more information.

Playing In Rainbow Woods

I was born in Combe Down, my parents owned 'Grove Stores' on the end of Hawthorn Grove. I have so many very happy memories of playing in Rainbow Woods, it looks a bit different now obviously, but I can still see it in my mind as it used to be. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers it as well, or 'Grove Stores'. Sally Mason (nee Daniells).

A memory of Combe Down by Sally Mason