The Story of Bywell A Historical Landscape written by Robert Peers with foreword by The Hon. Wentworth Beaumont.
This book is about a remarkable place. In its archaeological and historical remains, through its illustrious former owners and inhabitants, Bywell tells the story of Britain as well as, if not more fully than, many more famous places tell it.
Invaders and settlers left their mark, Celtic monks kick started the local community, a bishop was consecrated, a king was born, fine churches were extended, Oxbridge colleges were founded and a great flood dramatically altered the fate of the locals before Victorian enterprise founded a stately home and parkland. Today it is a tranquil place, loved by locals and visitors alike as a place of retreat and beauty.