High Littleton and its hamlet Hallatrow are located in the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset and straddle both the A39 and A37.
In the words of one of its most famous inhabitants, William SMITH, father of English Geology "my residence was most singular, it being nearer to three cities than any other place in Britain: it is 10 miles from Bath, 10 from Bristol and 12 from Wells.”
For over 15 years Michael Browning researched the history of High Littleton parish and transcribed many of the parish records. This web site has been built around much of the fruits of his labours and should be of benefit to both family and local historians.
To celebrate the millennium Michael Browning was asked by High Littleton Parish Council to produce an affordable illustrated history of the parish. This resulted in "High Littleton & Hallatrow - A Pictorial History", which was published in 1999. Nearly 1,400 copies were printed and only a very few remain unsold.
To enquire about availability and price contact the parish clerk. Copies can sometimes be found on Amazon. Those who have a copy already may care to download a list of Errata and Addenda.
In October 2009, much of Michael Browning's archive was donated to Radstock Museum. To make an appointment to visit the research room email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you would like to research, or call the museum on 01761 437722.
Click here for a list of items donated to Radstock Museum
The transcriptions on this website are in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files have full text search features for locating words or phrases in documents. If Adobe Reader is not already installed on your computer, click the icon below to freely download the software.
Conditions of Use
The content of this website, including the transcriptions, can be freely accessed, printed and downloaded in an unaltered form with copyright acknowledged to Michael Browning, for any non-commercial use. It may not be sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or in or on any media to any person without prior written consent. Individuals and organisations wishing to make content accessible through their websites are encouraged to create hyperlinks to this website.
Enquiries should be made to Jemma Browning