Somerset Towns and Villages
King Square, TA6 3AR
Most people have heard of Judge Jeffreys and the Bloody Assize but perhaps not so many know that the decisive events leading up to the mass hearings and executions took place near the tiny village of Westonzoyland.
A visit to this charming Levels village would not be complete without calling into the magnificent 13th century Grade 1 Listed St Mary’s Church to learn more about the last conflict on English soil – the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 - when the army of King James II defeated rebels led by the Duke of Monmouth.
The battle of Sedgemoor is not the only conflict remembered in Westonzoyland church which has a corner honouring local airmen from both World Wars. The village had an RAF airfield for more than 40 years which now serves as a base for a microlight club.
The church clock was originally faceless but its bell struck the hour which was the only way most residents knew the time before clocks and watches were commonplace. It also has a chime, silent these days, created by a mechanism similar to a cider press.
For almost 100 years the same family has been growing willow on the Levels at Westonzoyland and is happy to welcome visitors to Musgrove Willows.
Leave the M5 at Junction 23, follow the signs to Bridgwater along the dual carriageway - straight across 2 roundabouts at second set of traffic lights turn right signed Westonzoyland.
For maps and journey planning go to www.multimap.com
Rail: Bridgwater Railway Station is 3 miles from Westonzoyland
Bus: Local bus service available
Airport: Westonzoyland is 29 miles from Bristol International Airport and 44 miles from Exeter International Airport
King SquareBridgwaterTA6 3ARUnited Kingdom
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