UK Regional Books

The following list are books devoted to curiosities of particular regions, and for the most part fall into two groups - the 'Curiosities of..' books from SB Publications, and the'..Curiosities' from Dovecote Press. The supply of these is rapidly drying up as these small publishers go out of business or severely restrict their range of titles. Only History Press seesm to have put folly realted titles out in recent years. Each of these books is by a different author, therefore they vary in style and content - some may have very few follies, but lots of church monuments  and market crosses, others may be largely follies. If you find any not on this list, please let me know the details. They tend to go out of print after about five years, so very few are actually in print at present, although you may well still find them in local bookshops or on ebay. Where I have a link for a supplier, you may click on the title to see the supplier's website.

Aberdeen Curiosities Robert Smith      
Bedfordshire, Curiosities of Pieter & Rita Boogaart SB Publications 2000 1 85770 216 6
Berkshire, Curiosities of Michael Watson SB 1996 1 85770 109 7
Bristol and it's neigbourhood, Curiosities of J.K.R.Wreford History Press 2010 0752454137
Buckinghamshire, Curious Roger Long History Press 2010
9780752455167
Buckinghamshire Curiosities John Lucas Dovecote Press 1993 1 874336 11 3
Cambridgeshire, Curiosities of Ian MacEachern SB 1991 1 87078 64 4
Cheshire Curiosities Robert Nicholls History Press 2010 9780752452944
Clwyd, Curious Gordon Emery Private 1994 1 872265 99 5
Cornish Curiosities Sheila Bird Dovecote 1989 0 946759 69 6
Cornwall, Curiosities of Margaret Caine & Alan Gorton SB 2001 1 85770 225 5
Cornwall, Curious Michael Williams   1992  
Cotsworlds, Curiosities of Margaret Caine & Alan Gorton SB 1996 1 85770 124 0
Cotswold Curiosities Mark Turner History Press 2006 9780752439303
Cumbria Curiosities Robert Woodhouse History Press 2010 9780750950787
Derbyshire & the Peak District, Curiosities of Frank Rogers Derbyshire Countryside 1995  
Derbyshire & the Peak District, More Curiosities of Frank Rogers Derbyshire Countryside 2000 085100 132 7
The Peak District -Its Secrets & Curiosities Lindsey Porter Moreland 1998  
Devon, Curious Derrick Warren History Press 2008
9780750948869
Devon Curiosities Elisabeth Stuart Dovecote 1989 0 946159 53 X
East Devon, Curiosities of Derek Warren Obelisk Publications 1989 1899073752
Dartmoor Curiosities Philip Knowling Orchard Publications 2002 1898964416
Dorset, Curious Graeme Warren History Press 2004
9780750937337
Dorset Curiosities George Osborn Dovecote 1986 0 946159 38 6
Durham, Curiosities of County Paul Perry & Derek Dodds Amberley 2009 1848683855
East Anglian Curiosities Rick O'Brien Dovecote 1992 0 946159 97 1
Edinburgh, Curious Michael Turnbull History Press 2005
9780750939492
Edinburgh Curiosities James U Thomson John Donald 2004 0859765938
Gloucestershire: Severn Vale & Forest of Dean, Curiosities of Margaret Caine & Alan Gorton SB 1997 1 85770 124 0
Hampshire Curiosities Jo Draper Dovecote 1989 0 946159 57 2
Herefordshire, Curiosities of Ann Moore SB 1992 1 85770 007 4
Hertfordshire Curiosities John Lucas Dovecote 1990 o 946159 75 0
Isle of Man Ann Moore The Manx Experience 1994 1 873120 17 6
Isle of Wight Curiosities Jack Jones Dovecote 1989 0 946159 67 X
Kent Curiosities John E Vigar Dovecote 1992 0 946159 95 5
Lancashire Curiosities Richard Peace Dovecote 1997 1 874336 42 3
Leicestershire & Rutland, Curiosities of Joyce Lee & John Dean SB 1995 1 85770 088 0
Lincolnshire Curiosities Howard Peach Dovecote 1994 1 874336 22 9
(Liverpool) Crosby Curiosities Michael Stammers Tempus 2006 0752438646
London, 101 Oddities J Edward Hart J R Stallwood 1994  
London, Eccentric Benedict le Vay Bradt 2002 1 84162 041 6
London Peculiars - Curiosities in a  capital city Peter Ashley English Heritage    
London & Westminster, Curiosities of Charles Bird SB 2003 1 85770 237 9
London's 100 Strangest Places: Tunnels, Towers & Temples David Long History Press 2007 0750945095
Manchester, Greater, Curiosities of Robert Nicholls History Press 2004 0750936614
Manchester Oddities Keith Warrender Willow 2011 978-0-946361-43-4
Merseyside, Curiosities of Robert Nicholls History Press 2005 0750939842
Monmouthshire Curiosities Mike Hall History Press 2010 9780752448992
Norfolk, Curiosities of Josie Briggs John Nickalls 2002 1904136044
Northamptonshire Curiosities Chris Billing Dovecote 1993 1 874336 12 1
Nottinghamshire Curiosities Geoffrey Oldfield Dovecote 1992 0 946159 98 X
Oxfordshire Eric Gill SB 1995 1 85770 073 2
Oxfordshire, Curious Robert Long History Press 2008
9780750949576
Rutland & Stamford Curiosities David Brandon Dovecote   1 904349 25 0
Sheffield Curiosities Duncan & Trevor Smith Ridings Press 1999 0952723522
 --More Sheffield Curiosities Duncan & Trevor Smith Hedgerow 2000 1872740014
Shropshire Curiosities George Glover Arch 1989 0 947618 04 X
Shropshire's Oddities Dorothy Nicholle Get Publishing 2007  
South Wales, Curiosities of Edward Gill SB 1993 1 85770 023 0
Somerset, Curious Graeme Warren History Press 2005
9780750940573
Somerset Curiosities Enid Byford Dovecote 1987 0 946159 48 3
Somerset, Curiosities of Lornie Leete-Hodge Bossiney 1985 0906456991
South Wales, Curiosities of, Vol 2 Edward Gill SB 1993 1857700236
Staffordshire, Curiosities of Ros Prince SB 1992 1 85770 012 0
Surrey, Curiosities of John Wittich SB 1994 1 85770 063 5
Sussex, Curious Mary & John Delorme Robert Hale 1987 0709029705
Sussex, East, Curiosities of David Arscott SB 1991 1 870708 87 3
Sussex,West, Curiosites of David Arscott SB 1993 1 85770 017 1
Swanage, Curiosities of Lewer & Calkin Friary 1971 0902043048
Tees Valley Curiosities Robert Woodhouse History Press 2009 0750950773
Tyneside, Curiosities of Robert Woodhouse Sutton 2006 0750944447
Warwickshire, Curiosities of Margaret Caine SB 2001 1857701925
West Midlands Julie Meech SB 1993 1 85770 038 4
Wiltshire, Curiosities of Michael Watson SB 1994 1 85770 061 9
Worcestershire, Curiosities of Ann Moore SB 1991 1 870708 70 9
Worcestershire, More Curiosities of Ann Moore Eyelevel Books 2000 1 902528 11 5
Yorkshire, North & East, Curiosities D & T Smith Dovecote 1997 1 874336 09 1
Yorkshire, South & West, Curiosities of D & T Smith Dovecote 1992 0 94615 998
Yorkshire, East, Curiosities Robert Woodhouse History Press 2010 0752456199
Yorkshire, West, Curiosities of Robert Woodhouse History Press 2007 0750944439