Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Growing Up In Haselbury Plucknet

I lived at Haselbury at Newclose number 31, next to the football field. I have been trying to locate an old mate of mine, his name is Michael Dobbs, his family used to run the White Horse pub in the village, his father was Jim Dobbs the landlord.

Whats In A Name

My surname is Plucknett. Today I discovered the village of 'Haselbury Plucknett', not in the flesh of course, sadly, but when I Googled my surname to discover its history I found I had a namesake, in the shape of a village in Somerset. I am now wondering if there is any history on the name, and where it originated ...Read full memory

Grandfather Hatcher

My grandfather, Frederick John Scott Hatcher, married a Guernsey girl, Alice Bougourd. There are Bougourds buried in the Churchyard at Haselbury. I believe the family lived in Haselbury Plucknett, and I know that Grandfather received a grammar school education courtesy of the 'big house' and that he was employed ...Read full memory