There are many books that cover the clay extraction in Purbeck. Only part of the book may deal with the clay, but this page is to list in no particular order those books that the reader may find of use in their studies.
A book dedicated to the memory of Joyce Meates Grandparents. It tells the story of the clay working at Goathorn/Newton. If you are interested in the clay extraction of Purbeck, then this book is a "must read". It is a "self published" book of a limited run. The Mining Museum has a mention.
The book is available from Joyce Meates tel no 01929 439245. It is also in New and Secondhand Books in Station Road, Swanage, Swanage Museum, Studland Stores, and Durlston Castle
"Narrow Gauge Branch Lines -
Dorset & Somerset Narrow Gauge" By Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith and
Published by Middleton Press
"Stephen Lewin and the Poole Foundry" -
By Russell Wear and Eric Lees and Published by Industrial Railway Society and
Industrial Locomotive Society in 1978 ISBN 0 901096 35 0
"The Railways of Purbeck" by R.W.Kidner and
published by The Oakwood Press in 1973
Industrial Railways of the South West by Michael Messenger
and published by Twelveheads Press in 2005
"Purbeck - The ingrained Island" by Paul Hyland published by Dovecote Press in 1978 ISBN 0 946 159 65 3
"Branch Line to Swanage
to1992" Middleton Press