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|Froyle at War
|This section pulls together recollections of life in Froyle during World War 2 and tales of some Froyle residents ‘on active service’'.
Photographs from the Archive
|We are gradually trying to feature all of our collection of pictures of Froyle - this will take some time!.
Froyle’s history has been recorded in two valuable documents.
The first is Tom Knight’s “Historical Notes on Froyle” on
which a lot of our knowledge is based, and was written between 1922 and 1950. The second is Theo Beck’s “Facets of Froyle”, which is a very detailed history of the village and the major families from medieval times and includes the history of Blundens house, where he lived.
Records & Graves
A complete transcript of the records of Baptisms,
Marriages and Burials at St. Mary’s Church, Upper Froyle, from
the 1600s to the 1950s. Also includes an interactive plan of St Mary’s Churchyard with the monumental inscriptions that were recorded in 1983.
|A sub menu gives you access to written memories of life in Froyle going back over one hundred years.
|Upper Froyle (map & Links)
|An interactive map takes you to various pages featuring areas of Upper Froyle with pictures, maps and full text descriptions of the various buildings. Where available there are Then & Now pages - old and new photographs - for each subject so you can see any changes in the village.
| Above Froyle
|Aerial photographs taken over a period of 50 years with keys put Froyle into perspective from the air. Also Virtual Froyle can be accessed from here giving an aerial view of the village in the 1990s and 2002.
A sub menu lets you access galleries of photographs
of some of the major families in Froyle over the past one hundred
and fifty years.
Saints of Froyle
An interactive map locates the Saints of Upper Froyle,
explains how their history, and shows pictures of them (where available).
|Some history and photographs of Coldrey, an area between
Lower Froyle and Bentley.
| The Binsted Slides
|A fascinating lantern show of hand tinted slides of the area taken in the 1880s with the text of the original script that went with the lantern show.
|This page is home to all those odd pictures that don’t fit
|The Old Telegraph
|In the early 1800s a new semaphoe telegraph line was inder construction to Plymouth, passing through this area.
|Links to other sites
This page contains links to other web sites dealing
with family history connect with Froyle.
Web site Navigation
|A ‘sort of’ diary of the Froyle Archive
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| The Records & Census
|You can find the full Censuses for Froyle from 1841 to 1901 as
well as a condensed ‘Heads of Family’ version which is linked to the
Church Records database. Also links to some of the documents in Adobe pdf format and a page
of links to other web sites dealing with Froyle records.
| Builder’s Marks
|Many of the older houses have scratchings and marks left bm their builders over the centuries. We hope eventually to have a full catalogue of these.
| Ancient Froyle
|Froyle has been inhabited for several thousand years - here we have
the Domesday entry and even older information about the origins of the
Field Names of Froyle
|All 478 fields and parcels of land in the parish had names. This is
a complete list of them all with interactive links for the houses and
cottages to their locations on the Tithe Map of 1847.
| Home & Away
|A sub menu lets you access galleries of photographs
of the people of Froyle at play. Fetes, outings, and drama are
all featured here.
| Lower Froyle (map & Links)
|An interactive map takes you to various pages featuring areas of Lower
Froyle with pictures, maps and full text descriptions of the various
buildings. Where available there are Then & Now pages - old and new photographs - for each subject so you can see any changes in the village.
| Froyle School
|Gateway to a series of pages that tell the story
of Froyle School.
|Gateway to a series of pages that tell the story of Farming in Froyle.
|A selection of panoramas images of the village.
|Nature & Wildlife
|Natural history surveys and records of Froyle.
|Indentures, Deeds, Inventories and Wills are all located here.
|Newspaper cuttings from the past about people and events in Froyle.
|The ponds of Froyle
Time Gentlemen Please
|Locate the pubs in the village and learn about
|Documents in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf) for you to download
|This link takes you to the part of the web site
that features life in Froyle today. A web version of the Village
Magazine is there as are links to business in and around Froyle.
| Send us an e-mail
|We are very happy to do further research for people searching out
their family history as we can connect names using the date in the Archive's
computers. Also please feel free to send any comments about the web
site or details of any problems you may come across.