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Our centuries-old landscape, our
local traditions and our village community
This Illustrated Social History was created by Bernard and Heather Quinlan during the 1990's, but never published.
It is re-constructed here in its entirety from the sole surviving copy of the manuscript, using as much of the original material as is available, together with modern photographs where appropriate.
All italicised text has been drawn from historic material.
- Reflecting on Finance and Economics - Down through Chelsworth Park
- Reflecting on Politics and Government - Down Dead Lane
- Reflecting on Queens and Kings - Through Culfen
- Reflecting on Science and Technology - Towards Bildeston by the Town Field
- Reflecting on The Arts - Down from Wild Irish by Mill Lane
- Reflecting on The Written Word - To Kettlebaston, and back by way of Cakebreads
- Along the Street From West to East
Composite Map of the Walks
Our Landscape - the Physical Face of Chelsworth
The Manorial System in Chelsworth
A Brief Chronology 1707-1739
Sources of Information
Chelsworth Yesterday and Today
- Reflecting on The Condition of Agriculture - Up Claypit Lane to the Town Lands
- Reflecting on The Condition of Poor People - To Chelsworth Common and down Croft Lane
- Reflecting on The Condition of Rich People - From Nedging Mill through East Field
- Reflecting on War and Peace - Up Pibotts Hill, at the South End of the Parish
- Reflecting on The State of Religion - Through the Park and up Clay Hill