Over the course of April we are exploring the studies registered with the Society for One-Place Studies featuring those that correspond to the relevant letter of the alphabet.
What is a One Place Study? That is a fine question and rather than me explain, I will refer you to the Society’s informative website. If you are interested in joining us and /or registering a study we of course welcome you. You can find the joining information HERE.
T is for...
Tetcott: Located in the far west of Devon in England, Tetcott is a small and isolated village which remains as unspoilt today as it was over a century ago. The church was described in White's Devonshire Directory in 1850 as “a small ancient structure, with a tower and one bell”. Steeped in history, the list of Rectors who have served as Parish Priests dates from 1310. There is also a non-conformist chapel within the parish, pictured below.
Thornbury Hamlets: Located in the county of Devon, this study comprises of the hamlets of Thornbury, Woodacott, Brendon, Lashbrook and South Wonford. Registered with the Society for One-Place Studies, the study holder, Meg, plans to digitally record the gravestones in the churchyard and chapel, before moving along to include census and burial records. Meg also hopes to include oral history using the names of local families as a starting point. That sounds a fascinating project.
Torquay: By coincidence, our last study for the letter T is also located in Devon and is probably well known for its portrayal in the sitcom Fawlty Towers, which is a far cry from the Victorian outlook. Torquay was originally a hamlet by the quay, but over time it grew to become a winter holiday location for the gentry. Registered with the Society for One-Place Studies by Terry, there is an independent website for the study.
Should your ancestors hail from Torquay, why not contact Terry?
Julie Goucher, A-Z Challenge Coordinator