To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Westfield

Add Westfield to your Itinerary

Village

Westfield

Address/Location

Cobblers Way
Radstock
Somerset
BA3 3BX

Contact

Tel: 01761 410669

The parish of Westfield surrounds an ancient Roman Road, the Fosseway.  Although Westfield was not named in the Domesday Book it finally got its full identity when it was named as a Civil Parish in 2011.  Positioned between the towns of Midsomer Norton and Radstock, Westfield is emerging as a true community with a character all of its own. 

By the early nineteenth century Westfield still consisted mostly of rural land and coal mining works, with little residential development. Westfield’s unique street scene emerged with the building of large numbers of terraced miners' cottages along the Fosse Way in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the area developed into a more populous neighbourhood in its own right. Modern housing estates were developed on land on both sides of the Fosse Way from the 1970’s onwards.

Industrial coal mining was established in 1763 and for two centuries was the major employer in the area.  There were three mines in Westfield, two at Norton Hill and one in Wellsway.

In the early nineteenth century, whilst Westfield was still very rural, a large three storey building was built immediately adjacent to the main Fosse Way.  This property still exists and is now a listed building.  Many rumours have grown up about the purpose of the building – was it a private house of maybe an Isolation Hospital for Bath patients?  It was called Westfield House.

Through the late nineteenth century and twentieth century the population of Westfield grew very quickly.  Work was varied from coal mining, canal work, railway and haulage work, shoemaking and printing.  All these industries have long gone but, despite this, Westfield is still very much a thriving parish.  Currently there is a large industrial estate which is constantly growing and developing, providing local employment. 

 

Things to do:

Heritage walks

Westfield has three heritage walks of different levels, from an easy stroll to slightly rougher terrain, designed to open up and show off the beautiful parish.  Along the way walkers will be able to read up on boards dedicated to the history of where they are standing.  The trails take in, among other things, a former pit path, two Second World War pill boxes and old engine house and pit pony stables, thought to be the only such stables left in the country and two churches.

 

 

 

Recreation grounds

Westfield Parish Council is responsible for two recreation grounds that were donated to the parish by miners’ trusts back in the time of coal mining for the recreation of miners and their families. 

Norton Hill Recreation Ground on the Fosseway has a football pitch for hire, with changing facilities, a tennis court, boules pitch, permanent table tennis table and basketball hoop, as well as a children’s play area. 

Westhill Recreation Ground, Westhill Road, has a football pitch for hire, with changing facilities at Westhill Club, a BMX track and children’s play area. 

There is ample free parking at both sites. 

Bowls

There are two bowls clubs in Westfield – NorWest Bowls at Norton Hill Recreation Ground, 01761 410861, https://sites.google.com/site/norwestbowlingclub/home .  Norwest has a lane for casual use if you call ahead, and Prattens on Charlton Lane, contact 01761 412705, Barry Dando, Chairman https://prattensbowlsclub.com/

 

Facilities:

3 Churches

Pharmacy

Primary School

Special School

3 Cafes

Co-op Supermarket

Large Industrial Estate

Allotments

 

Contact:

01761 410669

Westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk

council@westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk

Twitter - @westfield_pc

Facebook – Westfield Parish Council

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles

Search Destination

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

What's Nearby

  1. The Ammerdown Centre

    Add The Ammerdown Centre to your Itinerary

    The Ammerdown Centre

    Imagine the Ammerdown Centre: a Conference and Retreat Centre nestling in woods next to a...

    2.32 miles away
  2. Purbeck Holiday Lets

    Add Purbeck Holiday Lets to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Holiday Lets

    A refreshingly warm welcome awaits you at Purbeck Holiday Lets, a family run business...

    2.6 miles away
  3. Greyfield Farm Cottages

    Add Greyfield Farm Cottages to your Itinerary

    Greyfield Farm Cottages

    Greyfield Farm Cottages is situated between the Cities of Bristol, Wells & Bath

    3.93 miles away
  1. Hol cot 2

    Add Lime Kiln Farm Cottages to your Itinerary

    Lime Kiln Farm Cottages

    Lime Kiln Farm offers three beautiful luxury self catering holiday cottages set in...

    4.47 miles away
  2. The Old Stables B&B

    Add The Old Stables B&B to your Itinerary

    The Old Stables B&B

    Nestled in the hamlet of Chelynch, in the beautiful Somerset countryside, a warm and...

    6.19 miles away
  3. Archangel

    Add Archangel to your Itinerary

    Archangel

    Located right in the centre of Frome, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its...

    7.3 miles away
  4. 4 St Georges House

    Add 4 St Georges House to your Itinerary

    4 St Georges House

    A contemporary first floor self-catering apartment, luxuriously furnished and equipped,...

    8.22 miles away
  5. The Royal Hotel Bath

    Add The Royal Hotel Bath to your Itinerary

    The Royal Hotel Bath

    Designed by Brunel, visited by Queen Victoria, now lovingly restored and refurbished. ...

    8.23 miles away
  6. Beryl

    Add Beryl to your Itinerary

    Beryl

    A small family-run Victorian Gothic Mansion, set in 13 acres of gardens and parkland,...

    8.24 miles away
  7. 2 Crescent Gardens

    Add 2 Crescent Gardens to your Itinerary

    2 Crescent Gardens

    2 Crescent Gardens is a stylish guest house, which is close to the world famous Royal...

    8.25 miles away
  8. Crescent Guest House

    Add Crescent Guest House to your Itinerary

    Crescent Guest House

     A well appointed, stylish late Victorian home. We offer you:

    8.26 miles away
  9. The Henry

    Add The Henry to your Itinerary

    The Henry

    The Henry is a family-run guest house located at the heart of Bath in one of the...

    8.31 miles away
  10. The Bird, Bath

    Add The Bird, Bath to your Itinerary

    The Bird, Bath

    To be found just a few minutes' stroll from Bath's spectacular city-centre attractions,...

    8.62 miles away
  11. No.15 Great Pulteney

    Add No.15 Great Pulteney to your Itinerary

    No.15 Great Pulteney

    To be found at the very heart of Bath’s fashionable society, No.15 Great Pulteney is an...

    8.64 miles away
  12. The Edgar Townhouse

    Add The Edgar Townhouse to your Itinerary

    The Edgar Townhouse

    Stay at the magnificent Edgar Townhouse hotel. Designated as a Grade I listed building...

    8.67 miles away
  13. The White House

    Add The White House to your Itinerary

    The White House

    B&B near Wells, Somerset. A warm welcome awaits you at The White House in the small and...

    8.8 miles away
Previous Next

Search Destination

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Our Sponsors