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Shepton Beauchamp


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Photographs and basic information on the village of Shepton Beauchamp, near Ilminster, Somerset

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Victorian-era gravestones and cottages constructed from local stone in the village of Shepton Beauchamp, near Ilminster

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Shepton Beauchamp is an attractive village consisting of around 310 houses situated in the south of Somerset. It is located around 4 miles north east of Ilminster, 5 miles west of Martock, and 14 miles from the county town of Taunton. The village has a Pre-School, Primary School, Post Office and General Stores, Butchers, Watch & Clock Repair Shop, and an excellent Public House, the Duke of York offering affordable accommodation and reasonably-priced quality food and drink.

Shepton Beauchamp in past times. Shepton Beauchamp is a village and parish in the hundred of South Petherton, in the county of Somerset It is 4 miles North East of Ilminster, its post town, and about the same distance West of Martock railway station on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. The soil consists of a sandy loam upon a subsoil of limestone. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, has a tower containing a clock and six bells. There is a National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Wesleyans have a place of worship." Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Nearby villages and towns: Barrington; Compton Durville; East Lambrook; Hambridge; Hinton St George; Ilminster; Ilton; Kingsbury Episcopi; Langport; Martock; Muchelney; Seavington St Michael; South Petherton; Stocklinch

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