A Winsley Bibliography

Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


The Wheatsheaf corner, Winsley


The land that is covered by the modern Civil Parish of Winsley was part of the Manor and of the Ancient Parish of Bradford and so shares Bradford’s history up to late in the 19th century and many references to Winsley can be found under Bradford.


Allsop, Niall 1987. Images of the Kennet & Avon: 100 years in camera: Bristol to Bradford-0n-Avon.

Anon 1970. A guide to the history and geology of Bath stone.

Arlett, Mike & Peters, Ivo 1987. Steam around Bath.

Berry, Warren 2009. The Kennet and Avon Navigation. A history.

Bowyer, Valerie 1976. Along the canal: The Kennet and Avon from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon

Brown, Lewis E. 1947. In and around the Limpley Stoke valley.

Canham, Roy 2014. A land through time: a lidar survey of a part of the Bradford Hundred. Bradford on Avon Museum.

Clew, Kenneth 1968. The Kennet & Avon Canal.

De’Ath, Paul 2003. Images of England: around Bradford-on-Avon.

Eales, Catherine 2001. Born in a valley.

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.

Geddes, Isobel 2003. Hidden Depths: Wiltshire’s geology and landscapes.

Harvey, Robin & Barbara 2007. Winsley from Cecilia to Victoria.

Heap, Derek (ed.) 2000. Turleigh 2000: portrait of a Wiltshire village.

Ide, Isabel 1995. John Kent of Devizes, Potterne and Winsley. WAM, Vol. 88, page 91-9

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

McCamley, Nick 2004. Avoncliff: the secret history of an industrial hamlet.

Mann, J. de L. 1971. The cloth industry in the West of England from 1640 to 1880.

Maundrell, Marilyn 2015. Growing up in Winsley: Marilyn’s story.

Norvall, Colin J. 2000. The Story of Winsley Church and the Halmshaw Organ.

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

Pollard, David 1982. Bath stone quarry railways 1795-1830. Bristol Industrial Archaeology Society Journal 15, pp. 13-19.

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

Presland, John 2008. Dry stone wall: a biological treasure? WAM 101, pp. 8-17.

Presland, John 2015. Botany where you are.

Presland, Pat & Harvey, Robin 2003. To God be the glory: Winsley Methodist Church 1903-2003. [available as a PDF online here -opens a new tab]

Price, Liz 1984. Bath freestone workings.

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

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

Voce, A.P. 1969. The Murhill tramroad. Wiltshire Industrial Archaeology, vol. 1, pp. 14-19

Willett, John 1993. Hospital diary [Winsley Chest Hospital].

Williams, Mike 2013. Textile mills of south west England.

Wills, Henry 1985. Pillboxes: a study of UK defences 1940.

Wilson, Margaret 1992. The Limpley Stoke valley.

Winsley Bypass Action Group 1994. The Winsley Bypass : a history in three parts.

Woodruffe, Brian 1982. Wiltshire villages, pp. 89-90