The small town of Bruton is one of Somerset s hidden gems. With a history of settlement that stretches back to pre-Conquest times, its charming highways and alleyways ( bartons ) have retained much of their ancient character. Although Bruton s industry is now very much a thing of the past, its even older association with education still, in part, defines the town today. This book focuses on the town s rich architectural heritage of schools, churches, businesses, and homes, and the tale of change and continuity they tell. Packed with archive and contemporary photographs, most previously unpublished, In & Around Bruton Though Time serves as both a useful guide to the visitor and as a valuable resource for those interested in finding out more about the town in which they live.