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a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

About Crowcombe

In medieval times this delightful village was the scene of markets and fairs, a market was held here as long ago as the 13th-century and the stone market cross, etched forever with the marks of time, still remains at the centre of the village. In those day's too, the village was an important junction on the road that crosses the hills from Taunton to Bridgewater Bay. One glance around tells you that this is an old village that fortunately, over the centuries has seen little change.

At the heart of the village is the Church of the Holy Ghost, a splendid building that lost it's spire in the 18th-century when the church was hit by a bolt of lightning. The church dates 14th-century, it has a calm interior that wears well an air of cool serenity. The treasures of the church include a richly carved font dating from the 15th-century. Opposite, is Church House, a beautiful Tudor property of hansome propotions and exquisite mullion windows. This building has an interesting history, holy ale was brewed here for medieval suppers and it also gave shelter to early travellers. At one time it was the village school and for many years it has been used as the village hall. The magnificent building of Crowcombe Court lies a stone's throw away, it was begun in 1725 and completed 10 years later when it was bought by the lord of the manor, Thomas Carew.

Crowcombe is an outstanding village, it has many delightful houses and cottages that are a stunning mix of stone with thatched roof and the black and white variety with timber-frame. The land all around is rich farmland grazed by contnted sheep and cattle. Once, farming here was mainly agricultural and this has now given way to dairy farming. There are magnificent views of the surrounding countryside which is crowned on the one side of Crowcombe by the Brendon Hills and on the other side are the glorious Quantock Hills. No tourist could wish for finer scenery. Nearby attractions include; Gaulden Manor and Fyne Court Visitors Centre owned by the National Trust.

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