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King Square, TA6 3AR
Before it became a town, North Petherton was the largest village in England. It was an important settlement as far back as Saxon times and archaeologists have found plenty to interest them on the site of the current church, St Mary The Virgin, which has one of the tallest, most elaborate towers in the region.
North Petherton has a number of claims to fame including the fact that the poet and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer was Deputy Forester at the royal estate of Petherton Park. A chance ‘find’ nearby centuries later brought the town more fame as it turned out to be one of the most important this country has unearthed. It was the Alfred Jewel – now in the Ashmolean Museum – which is thought to be the top of a ninth century pointing stick for reading, a skill King Alfred was keen to promote.
Built in 1827, the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal runs through the Parish and offers tranquil walks along the tow path with a chance to see kingfishers, dragonfly and planets! The planets are part of a sculpture trail of the solar system graphically indicating the distance between them and the sun. Maunsel Lock Canal Centre and Tea Shop offers local food and boat trips.
North Petherton is on the Macmillan Way West long distance footpath and close to North Moor, a nationally important grazing marsh and ditch system on the Somerset Levels and Moors.
Leave the M5 at Junction 24 and follow the signs to North Petherton
Maps: For maps and journey planning go to www.multimap.co.uk
Rail: Bridgwater Railway Station is 3 miles from North Petherton
Bus: Local bus service available
Airport: North Petherton is 29 miles from Bristol International Airport and 40 miles from Exeter International Airport
King SquareBridgwaterTA6 3ARUnited Kingdom
T: 01278 436495
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