The Society occasionally publishes books about Lyme Regis and its locality.
These are available at many local shops, including: Amid Idols and Giants, The Alexandra Hotel, The Black Dog, The Cobb newspaper shop, Felicity’s farm shop, Lyme Regis Museum, The Mariners Hotel, Serendip and the Tourist Information Centre.
Our publication Signs of History is a book of four walks around the historic signs, notable buildings and literary connections of the town.
The book is available to members at the price of £3.95. Members should contact the Membership Secretary if you would like to purchase a copy.
We have published four booklets about the historic buildings of Lyme Regis. These are intended to be an ongoing series with new booklets printed every year or two. The series is entitled Historic Houses of Lyme Regis and has articles taken from our Newsletters between 2001 and 2017.
Part 1 includes The Anning House, The Guildhall, The Parish Church, The Town Mill, The (so called) Leper’s Well, The Regent Cinema, The Peek Memorial Chapel, The Grove, Belmont, 6 Cobb Road and The Captain’s House.
Part 2 contains Sundial House, Library Cottage, The Philpot Museum, The Victoria Hall, The (new) Three Cups, Aveline House, The Great House, The Retreat, Westhill and The Catholic Church.
Part 3 is the third in a series of books about the important and interesting houses and other buildings of Lyme Regis. It takes the form of a series of articles by a number of authors that have appeared in the newsletters of the Lyme Regis Society since 2013. The buildings described in this book are Upper Cobb House, High Cliff, Lyme Regis Hospital, The Mariner’s Hotel, Rose Hill, Broadway House, Sherborne House, The Congregational Church, The Methodist Church and The Marine Theatre.
Part 4 features a range of articles as diverse as ‘The Cobb’ and how it has evolved over the years, to ‘Coolrus’ a fine example of an Arts and Crafts ‘Caddy House’, as well as articles featuring other fine historic houses such as South Cliff, Fairfield House and Rhode Hill House.
A plain English guide offering advice and information on caring for and managing buildings in Lyme Regis. The guide also details the variety of architecture in Lyme Regis and its surrounds.
You can download a free copy here (28MB pdf file)
Hard copies can be obtained as detailed below.
Members prices are £2.50 each for Historic Houses, £3.95 for Signs of History, and £4.95 for the Building and Environment Guide.
Non-members prices are £2.95 each for Historic Houses, £4.95 for Signs of History, and £5.95 for the Building and Environment Guide.
Currently we have a special offer for purchases of all five Historic Houses and Signs of History books:
Members price – £12.00, Non-members price – £14.50.
All prices include delivery in the UK. Delivery outside of the UK will be charged additionally at cost.
To make a purchase please complete the form below, and we will contact you.