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The Warleigh Manor Rifle Volunteers

From 1860, a rifle volunteer corps was based at Warleigh Manor, with a 1000 yard shooting range.

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The 14th (Warleigh) Corps Somersetshire Rifle Volunteers - Frontice Piece (1.2 Mb)

The 14th (Warleigh) Corps Somersetshire Rifle Volunteers (1.6 Mb)

Robert Scammell catalogued a collection of bullets found on the site of the rifle range used by the Warleigh Manor Rifle Volunteers. Click on Details of Bullets Found at the Rifle Range, Sheephouse Farm, Warleigh for details. (This document is a set of typed notes. The first part is a draft of the document above and the catalogue of bullets comes after it). Click here for photo of the bullet box with labels referenced in the document.

Shooting competitions were held by the Warleigh Manor Rifle Volunteers and Bathford Society has the winner's trophy from the "Marksmen's Cup" competitions of 1869 and 1870. Click on Marksmen's Cup for details.

Source: Researched by Robert A E Scammell (2003)

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