South Somerset

South Somerset

Crewkerne

TA18, Crewkerne

Crewkerne

Description

An historic and attractive stone built country Market Town in the South Somerset Hills, Crewkerne has its origins in Saxon times. The name derives from cruc - a hill, and aern - a house or storehouse. Coins were minted here in the reign of King Ethelred (978-1016). The 15th Century parish church, St Bartholomew's, overlooking Bincombe Valley, was built with the wealth of the flourishing medieval wool industry. The Town Centre is a Conservation Area with some fine examples of 19th Century Georgian houses.

Today Crewkerne has a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants, supermarkets and small shops,a swimming pool and gym facilities all in the town centre.

The surrounding  fields and hills are crossed by public footpaths & bridleways which are enjoyed by local walkers and riders.  Bincome Beeches Nature Reserve provides panoramic views of the town and the surrounding countryside.


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Crewkerne
Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18
United Kingdom




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