Holt Bibliography

Holt, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


Beavens' factory, Holt


What is now the civil parish of Holt was part of the Hundred, Manor and the Ancient Parish of Bradford on Avon and shares much of Bradford’s history until late in the 19th century, so more information may be found in publications about Bradford.


Batchelor, Rev Kenneth 1974. The story of Holt, no. 3 the early years. Holt Magazine.

Belsey, James 1993. Gardens to visit in the West: 50 beautiful gardens in Avon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Bray, N.S.M. 1984. The Devizes Branch.

Edmonds, J.M. 1982. The first ‘apprenticed’ geologist. Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine 76, pp. 141-154.

Falconer, Jonathon 2009. Names in Stone: forgotten warriors of Bradford-on-Avon and district 1939-1945. Bed & Bolster.

Falconer, Jonathon 2010. Names in Stone: forgotten warriors of Bradford-on-Avon and district 1914-1918. Bed & Bolster.

Haynes, Robert & Slocombe, Ivor 2004. Wiltshire toll houses. Wiltshire Buildings Record.

Holt Magazine 1992. Holt: an Introduction to the Village

Hurley, Beryl & Tucker, Mary & Newton, Joyce (eds) 2003. Holt people in the early 19th century and the story of Holt Spa. Wiltshire Family History Society

Hussey, C. 1943. The Court, Holt, Wiltshire, the home of Major T.C.E. Goff. Country Life, vol. 93, pp. 26-29, 74-77.

Langdon, Gee 1976. The year of the map: portrait of a Wiltshire town in 1841.

March, L. 1980. Holt United Reformed Church 1880-1980: a brief history

Mizen, Jenny 2000. Holt 1999: a year of village life.

National Trust 2013. The Courts Garden.

Pafford, J.H.P. 1953. The spas and mineral springs of Wilts. Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine 55, pp. 1-33 [Holt pp. 10-15]

Pevsner, Nikolas 1963. Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Revised by Bridget Cherry 1975.

Ponting, Kenneth G. 1975 Wool and water: Bradford-on-Avon and the River Frome.

Pugh, R.B. and Crittall, Elizabeth (eds.) 1953. A history of the County of Wiltshire, Vol. VII. Victoria County History.

Rogers, Kenneth H. 1986. Warp and weft: the Somerset and Wiltshire woollen industry

Rogers, K.H. 2002. Medical matters in Trowbridge. [includes a section Holt Spa]

Slocombe, Ivor 2012. Wiltshire village reading rooms. Wiltshire Buildings Record.

Numerous articles in old issues of Holt Magazine contain interesting information.