Before 750 BC
The sites of two barrows, generally known as Wallmead I and II near Wallmead House Farm. Excavavtions find Bronze Age artefacts and four cremation burials. Iron Age occupation was indicated by a single pit and pottery.
AD 43 to AD 410
A collection of finds recovered during the construction of the houses at Lansdown Crescent in 1937. Includes Roman pottery, a bronze pin, and coins. A late Roman fibula found behind Lansdown View during drain construction in 1931.
After the Norman invasion, the Lord of the manor was Gonnerd and he sublet two parts to Apius (alias Ape) and Sibus (alias Sibe)
Timsbury recorded in the Doomsday Book as Temesbare and Timeserie. The Bishop of Coutance, who accompanied William the Conquerer, held 280 manors in the King’s name. One of these was Timsbury. By the time of the completion of the Domesday Book, the tenant in capite was Odo Flandrensis and both parts of the manor were held by William de Montcelli as subtenure.
Godfrey, Bishop of Bath, receives from Adelais, the second wife of Henry 1, the manor of Timsbury to give to the Clunaic Priory of Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire.
William de Whaddone is Lord of the Manor.
Ralph de Waddone holds Timsbury for one knight’s fee.
Henry de Waddone pays 40 marks for the advowson (In effect this means the right to nominate a person to hold a church office in a parish) of St Mary’s Chapel.
Prior Simon of Monkton Farleigh gives Timsbury land to Adam the Master of St John the Baptist Hospital, Bath. This included the mill.
Henricus – first record of an incumbent for St Mary’s Church.
Sir Michael de Waddon is Lord of Timsbury Manor.
Richard de la Felde is rector.
William de Edyndon buys Timsbury Manor.
Robert Mercoke is rector.
Nicholas de Carscombe is rector.
John Pratt is rector.
Sir Ayler de St Amand is Lord of the Manor.
Richard Rycheman is rector.
Eleanor de St Amand, widow of Sir Ayler de St Amand, is now Lady of the Manor.
Stephen Austwell is rector.
John Meire is rector.
Roger Bere is rector.
John Grove is rector.
Sir William Palton is Lord of the Manor.
John Andrew is rector.
William Vylers (alias Baker) is rector. He was formerly rector of Bradford upon Avon.
William Cary is rector.
Sir John Cheyne is Lord of the Manor.
Nicholas Lisle is Lord of the Manor.
Gideon Hackluyt is rector.
Thomas Lisle is Lord of the Manor.
Partition of Lisle estates and John Sambourne becomes Lord of the Manor. First of thrteen generations of Sambournes as Lords of the Manor.
Richard Sheppard is rector.
Barnaby Sambourne born.
John Sambourne is Lord of the Manor. The first mention of coal mining in Timsbury. (John Sambourne’s will)
John Sambourne dies and Barnaby Sambourne becomes Lord of the Manor.
Swithan Sambourne is rector (until 1625). Patron was Queen Elizabeth 1.
Barnaby Sambourne knighted by Queen Elizabeth 1.
Details of three coal pits in Timsbury.
Alex Agasman is rector.
John Gean, first recorded death of a Timsbury coalminer.
First record of coal miners cottages being built in Timsbury.
Thomas Sambourne dies and Maudley Sambourne becomes Lord of the Manor.
Richard Baber is rector.
William Allen granted sole lease to mine coal in Timsbury Manor.
John Templar of Timsbury in trouble for importing beer into the village from Bristol to sell at the Timsbury Revel.
Timsbury made up of approximately 25-30 dwellings as identified in a Timsbury Court Roll. These included two bake houses and a shop.
Thomas Paul is rector
Maudley Sambourne dies and Thomas Sambourne becomes Lord of the Manor.
Jacob Shute is rector.
Bartholomew Deeke is rector.
Several hand worked or horse pumps working coal at Amesbury.
Captain Thomas Sambourne dies and his son Thomas Sambourne becomes Lord of the Manor.
Thomas Sambourne dies, unmarried and heirless. His sister Margaret succeeds him and her husband Anthony Palmer becomes Lord of the Manor.
Anthony Palmer dies and his son Thomas Palmer becomes Lord of the Manor.
Thomas Rich is rector.
Hayeswood Colliery is in operation. William Fernyhough is rector.
Six new bells put in St Mary’s Church, paid for by Thomas Sambourne.
Thomas Deeke started his Trust to educate fifteen poor children of Timsbury.
Thomas Sambourne Palmer dies, outlived by his father Thomas Palmer.
Old Grove Colliery sunk. Thomas Palmer (Snr) dies and his grandson Sambourne Palmer becomes Lord of the Manor.
John Wood is rector.
William Brudenell Barter is rector.
Timsbury consists of about 50 houses most of which form a street near the church. The lands are mostly pasture, well wooded with elm and are worth 15-30s an acre.
Anniversary of Club feast at Timsbury on Monday 4 August. 150 members walked in procession to church with red staves and ribbons preceded by a band. Sermon by Rev Mr Gunning. Dinner after at Club room.
New Tyning and New Grove coalworks started: a partnership between Messrs Crang, Mogg and Samborne Palmer. Conygre Coalworks started: a partnership between Messrs Adams, Crang, Mogg, Samborne Palmer, and Savage.
4,000 colliers from Timsbury and Paulton met High Sheriff J H Coxe, esq; Major Tucker; Messrs Mogg, Crang and James, and other proprietors of pits, demanding increased wages. Demands granted – haulers increase from 14d to 17d/day, miners from 16d to 18d. All returned to work.
Somersetshire Coal Canal – coal proprietors met at Old Down to consider a canal from collieries to Bath.
Somersetshire Coal Canal excavations started.
On Thursday 2 July, a man belonging to the New Coal Works Timsbury, drew in a wagon from the pit to Mr Groom’s yard in Bath, a piece of coal weighing 1 ton 5¾ cwt 26 lbs.
Methodist Church founded in Timsbury.
Sambourne Palmer dies. Sambourne Stukley Palmer becomes Lord of the Manor.
Captain John Parish builds Parish’s House. Withy Mills pit started.
Timsbury consists of 198 inhabited houses and 208 families, 22 of whom are employed in agriculture, 20 in trade and 166 not comprised in either class. Of the later the greater part are employed in the coal works. The population of the parish has increased by 1/3 within the last 20 years.
Rebuilding of St Mary’s Church completed, but Reverand Barter died before the completion of the work. Charles Trelawney Collins is rector.
First National School built at junction between Mill Lane and South Road.
Richard Hill is rector.
Accident at Hayeswood Colliery on 23rd January. Seven men injured. On 4th February, Hayeswood Colliery is flooded and seven men and four boys drowned.
Transepts and nave added to St Mary’s Church.
Lower Conygre Colliery sunk. Some coal transported on the Somersetshire Coal Canal.
Hayeswood Colliery closed.
Sambourne Stuckley Palmer died. His son, Samborne Stuckley Palmer Samborne, becomes Lord of the Manor.
Old Grove Colliery closed.
Leigh Thomas Rendell is rector. He is the nephew of Reverend Richard Hill.
Old pews removed from St Mary’s Church.
First elected Parish Council installed to replace the old Vestry Meetings.
Conygre Colliery disaster on 6th February. Seven miners killed.
William Yorke Fausset is rector.
Samborne Stuckley Palmer Samborne dies. His son John Stuckley Palmer Samborne becomes Lord of the Manor. He is the last member of the Samborne family to be Lord of the Manor.
Lower Conygre Colliery closed for a year. GWR Timsbury Halt opened. Charles Ruddock Mead King is rector.
A year of labour disputes.
Upper and Lower Conygre Collieries closed for a month.
Lower Conygre Colliery flooded when Withy Mills workings breached.
Upper and Lower Conygre Collieries closed in June.
John Stukley Palmer Sambourne gives more land for the cemetery.
First council houses built in Newman’s Lane.
Joseph Claude Rose is rector. Stage 1 of the Lansdown housing scheme. New Senior Secondary School opened in Crocombe.
Prefabricated houses built at Greenvale.
Hugh Vipond Davies is rector. Stage 2 of Lansdown housing scheme.
Demolition of Timsbury House begins.
Newly built Conygre Hall opened.
Land purchased for permanent allotments in Lippiatt Lane.
Peter Cole Robson is rector.
Centre of the village designated a Conservation Area.
First copies of the Timsbury Letter.
Clifford Albert Jones is rector.
John Peter Cyril Reed is rector.
Christopher Charles Brown is rector.
Miners Memorial Garden opened.
Christopher Hare is rector.
Martin Blewett is rector.
William Smith, the father of geology. Commemorations of bicentenary of his map that changed the world. The ideas for which he developed while working near the village.