The FCELH has a small publication programme the aim of which is to make high quality research available to anyone.

Friends’ Papers for Purchase

For more information please email Publications and we will do our best to help with your requirements

… or write to:
Publication Sales FCELH, Dove Cottage, Thorpe, Ashbourne, DE6 2AW
enclosing a cheque payable to Friends of the Centre for English Local History.

New Papers

No. 10, M. Tedd, Naming in Anstey, 1850-1950: a Mirror of Social Structure, £6 inc. p&p.

Still in Print

All at £4.00 inc. p&p.
No. 7, Geoff Wolfe, Keeping the Peace: Warwickshire, 1630-1700.
No. 8, Pam Fisher, An Object of Ambition? The Office and Role of the Coroner in Two Midland Counties, 1751-1888.
No. 9, S. Pinches, M. Whalley & D. Postles (eds), The Market Place and the Place of the Market.
Derryan Paul, Why so Few? Rebuilding Country Churches in Herefordshire, 1662-1762.

Available as digital (pdf) copy

Donation suggested £2 – please contact Publications

No. 4, Marion Aldis and Pam Inder, John Sneyd’s Census of Ipstones in 1839.


Pam Fisher, Alan Fox, Mike Thompson: ‘English Local History at Leicester: A Bibliography and History, 1999-2008‘.
Published as a free download from the Friends website or as a CD for £2.00. Paper copies on request.

You can download a PDF copy of the ‘English Local History Bibliography’ here

Margery Tranter, Ken Hawker, John Rowley and Mike Thompson (eds), English Local History: The Leicester Approach. A Departmental Bibliography and History, 1948-1998. £4.00 inc. p&p (reduced from £11.50).

Explorations in Local History Series

Vol. 1 H. Fox, The Evolution of the Fishing Village: Landscape and Society along the South Devon Coast, 1086-1550. £7 inc. p&p

This book is the first full-length study of medieval fisheries, fishing families and fishing settlements for any stretch of coastline anywhere in Britain. It deals with fishing and other activities of the shoreline (such as the gathering of sand and the making of salt), with the consumption and marketing of fish and with the fishers themselves. Special attention is given to coastal settlement and the evolution of the fishing village. The main focus is on the South Devon coastline but there are references to other south-western places and to other coasts
“An important, innovative and multifaceted study of a neglected topic” – Economic History Review
“This is Leicester local history at its best, collaborative, engaging and history as a social movement” – Albion Reviews
“An elegant and sophisticated work of regional history – International Journal of Maritime Studies
“This fascinating study represents a model of what local history should be about” – Landscape History
“Harold Fox’s interest is infectious” – Stokenham Parish News


We regret that the publications listed below are now out of print and cannot be supplied:

  • D. Postles, Lay Piety in Transition, 1998, 69pp.
  • T. McIntosh, The Decline of Stourbridge Fair, 1770-1934, 1998, 43pp [winner of the John Nichols Prize, 1993].
  • A. Flather, The Politics of Place. A Study of Church Seating in Essex, c.1580-1640, 1999, 55pp [winner of the John Nichols Prize, 1998].
  • B. Trinder, The Market Town Lodging House in Victorian England, 2001, 100pp.

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