History

North Curry is rich in history and more can be found by clicking here

The North Curry Society, the objectives of which are to promote the appreciation, study and recording of the history and natural environment of the parish of North Curry and is the best organisation in North Curry for you to pursue your interests in history and related matters.

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North Curry Archives is a collection of village archive material, including rural life artefacts and memorabilia, mainly collected by Mrs Betty Koppa, which is stored in the Archive Room above the Coffee Shop, under the sponsorship of the North Curry Society.  For further information on the archives visit the web page of the North Curry Archive Trust.

For those interested in genealogy try GENUKI

A list of documents relating to North Curry and held in the Somerset Heritage Centre (as at 31st December 2010) is available here.

For more information on the history of North Curry you can purchase a copy of  “North Curry – A Place in History” by Angela Dix. For details go to http://www.dixuk.com.

If you are researching your family or house then extracted details from the Parish Registers and Censuses for North Curry are available by going to the “North Curry – A Place in History” website http://www.dixuk.com and following the link to “Records”.  For additional enquiries contact Angela Dix direct.

There are a number of books, written by David Patten,  with many old photographs and local people’s reminisces, that cover North Curry in previous centuries.   Most recently  Rich men, poor men of North Curry is available from the Archives or the Post Office at the price of £10. It covers the Barretts of Moredon, once the wealthiest family in Somerset and includes John Chard VC (hero of Rorke’s Drift) along with many farming families and the King of the Gypsies.