FRANCES BILLINGE local historian of Bovey Tracey

I hope you enjoy reading my work. On this site you will find presentations on topics, my published papers, and a list of work in progress.
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RECENTLY ADDED – ‘Beating the Bounds’ under Published papers; FIRST NINE  PAGES  OF JOHN NORDEN’S SURVEY OF THE MANOR OF BOVEY TRACEY 1614 – the field names of Elsford and part of Lower Croundell have now been added -under topics.This survey gives the field names of nearly all the farms in Bovey Tracey at that time.

Illustrations: Cross at Challabrook Farm to Commemorate the Civil War; Seals on a local Deed; Signature of John Southcott when Lord of the Manor; The Trough by the Parish Church.

Frances Billinge updated 19 September 2017