Located in the south-west of England, Somerset was 'founded' in approximately 1015 AD and was then called Sumaersaeton. Whilst the historic and ceremonial county of Somerset covered more than a million acres, its modern administrative successor is smaller, as some areas in the north have now become unitary authorities.
The ceremonial county has a varied landscape from Exmoor in the west across the Quantock Hills to the Mendip Hills in the east. It has a rugged coast-line along the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.
Somerset is home to the Roman city of Bath with its elegant Georgian architecture, Cheddar with its gorge, and Weston-super-Mare, holiday resort to many Midlands families.
This category covers the whole of the ceremonial county of Somerset and includes the two unitary areas of North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.
- This category lists websites for the North Somerset parish of Abbots Leigh, on the west bank of the tidal mouth of the River Avon.
- The combined North Somerset parish of Pill and Easton-in-Gordano, which includes Ham Green, is immediately north west.
- The North Somerset parish of Long Ashton is directly south.
- All these parishes have the unitary authority of Bristol on their east boundary.
- For Abbots Leigh, this is the foot of te Avon Gorge, and this is spanned at Leigh Woods
- by the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Clifton.
Please suggest websites for Abbots Leigh to the most appropriate subcategory here,
where the topic will be added to Somerset's Regional Tree View.
This category also represents the locality of the west of the Clifton SuspensionBridge,
since Leigh Woods is in the parish of Abbots Leigh.
At the present please also use the Pill category for sites relating to Ham Green and Easton-in-Gordano,
immediately to the north west, in which they are included as a combined parish
in unitary authority of North Somerset, across the Avon from Bristol.
The village of Allerford comprises some 70 homes on a National Trust estate which forms parts of Exmoor National Park.
This category includes sites about local artistic, cultural and entertainment activities, events, institutions, businesses and organisations.
Ashill is a thriving rural village community located close to Ilminster, about halfway between Tauntion and Yeovil.
This category lists websites for the Mendip parish of Ashwick, directly east of Binegar across the A37, and includes Gurney Slade and Oakhill.
Until there are sufficient websites for separate category, those for
Croscombe and may be listed here.
Those further north east are represented by the Stratton-on-the-Fosse category, those further south east in
the Stoke St Michael category, and those to the south west in the Shepton Mallet category.
Please suggest websites for Ashwick, Gurney Slade and Oakhill to this category.
For the present please also use this category for sites relating to the parish of Croscombe, and this area of Mendip District.
The village of Axbridge lies to the west of Cheddar on the south western edge of the Mendip Hills. A lively community in historic surroundings.
Backwell is a busy village located on the A370 about seven miles south-west of Bristol. The village has a successful comprehensive school and a leisure centre both of which attract people from the surrounding area.
A Mendip village with Roman and earlier history.
Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the City of Bath is renowned for its Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Royal Crescent and Georgian architecture. It has a thriving arts scene with numerous museums, galleries, and festivals.
Please only submit sites that are about, or are by people who live in the city of Bath. All submissions, unless general, should be under the appropriate sub-category:
- Businesses should submit under the Business_and_Economy category. Please submit a site to one group only - the most appropriate. If it is in several areas, submit to the general Business_and_Economy category, not to that of each area.
- Homepages should be listed under Society_and_Culture.
- Accommodation is a subsection of Travel_and_Tourism.
This category leads to websites for localities within the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset.
Bath is the largest city within the ceremonial county of Somerset, and was part of the non-metropolitan county of Avon in 1974.
Then the city was no longer a county borough. In 1996, with the abolition of the county of Avon, the city was combined
with neighbouring parishes to become the unitary authority district of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES),
independent of Somerset Somerset County Council.
Recently B&NES has been combined with the two unitary authorities of Bristol and South Gloucestershire to be
named West of England Combined Authority (WECA), with its first mayor elected in 2017.
Please suggest websites to the appropriate locality in Bath and North East Somerset corresponding to the east of Bristol.
The village of Beckington is located close to the Somerset/Wiltshire border just off the A36 about 9 miles south of Bath.
This category lists websites for the Mendip parish of Binegar, directly west of Ashwick, which includes Gurney Slade, across the A37.
Until there are sufficient websites for separate category, those for Emborough are listed here,
whereas those futher north east are represented by the Chilcompton category, those further north west in the Chewton Mendip category, and those to the south west in the Wells category.
Please suggest websites for Binegar to this category.
At the present please also use this category for sites relating to the parish of Emborough, and this area of Mendip District.
Blagdon is a small village within the Chew Valley area of the county. Situated on the northern edge of the Mendip Hills, it overlooks Blagdon Lake.
This thriving village of around 1250 residents is located in the shadow of Brent Knoll Hill just south of Weston-super-Mare.
Sites related to this town in Somerset.
Please submit to the appropriate category for the type of site you wish to add to the directory. Carnival clubs should be added to Arts and entertainment. Business entries to that category. Education, Recreation and Sport speak for themselves, but Tourism and Travel includes all accommodation listings. More general sites should be submitted here.
The town of Bruton has a population of around 3000. It is located on the River Brue in the south east corner of Somerset.
Burnham-on-Sea is a seaside resort located on the Bristol Channel coast of Somerset. Together with its adjoining neighbour Highbridge, it has a population of around 19,000 inhabitants.
This category is for sites relating to the adjoining towns of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge.
This category includes sites covering the business and economic activities of the county, including listings of most companies and industries.
Sites related to statutory judicial bodies are listed in Government/Law.
An active community some 5 miles west of Bridgwater on the Minehead Road.
Please only submit sites here relative to the Village or immediate area.
Castle Cary is a small market town of around 2,000 inhabitants situated 12 miles north east of Yeovil and 24 miles south of Bath.
A 13th century South Somerset Town, of some 12,000 inhabitants, near the borders of Devon and Dorset, with a wide range of both service and manufacturing industries, including tourism, engineering and food production.
The Town has much to attract visitors including a fine parish church, interesting museum and an annual illuminated carnival in October.
Home of Britain's largest gorge, this Somerset village is also renowned for the cheese to which it gave its name.
Please only submit sites here relating to the village, the home of Cheddar Cheese and the famous gorge.
Chedzoy is a small village on the Somerset Levels.
- This catgeory lists websites for the village and parish of Chew Magna and includes
- Chew Valley Lake to the south, including the parish of Chew Stoke on the west bank,
- and Stowey Sutton on the east bank, which includes the village of Bishop Sutton.
- West Harptree and Compton Martin are south of this, with Nempnett Thrubwell further west
- towards Blagdon Lake, which is included in the Blagdon category.
- These are in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority
Please suggest websites only from or about the Bishop Sutton, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Compton Martin, Harptree, Stowey Sutton area in the Chew Valley of Somerset.
Villages in North Somerset which forms a parish with nearby Lower Langford.
The parish of Churchstanton is located on the north of the Blackdown Hills.
Claverham is small village in North Somerset located about nine miles south-west of Bristol.
At the present time, please also use the Claverham category for sites relating to Cleeve and Brockley.
This category lists websites for both banks of the River Avon, east of Bath Castele and Univesitym south of Bathampton and Bathford, west of MOnkton Farleigh and north of Winsley in Wiltshire.
Clevedon is a busy seaside town located on the Severn Estuary in North Somerset. With a pier, shingle beach, two shopping areas and commercial centre, the town is a thriving community.
Please only submit sites here relating to the category, such as motoring, property, financial, employment, industrial, services and shopping.
Congresbury is a village which lies about halfway between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol, close to Yatton.
Please also use the Creech St Michael category for sites relating to the neighbouring villages of North Newton, West Newton, Hedging and Lyng.
Crewkerne is a Georgian market town located in the South Somerset.
The village of Crowcombe is located on the western edge of the Quanktock Hills.
Please use the Crowcombe category for sites relating to Flaxpool and Lower Vexford.
The town of Dulverton is located in West Somerset on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
In addition to sites relating to Dulverton, please also use this category for the surrounding villages of Battleton, Bridgetown, Brompton Regis, Brushford, Bury, Exebridge, Exton and Hawkridge.
Please use this category for sites relating to Dunster and Blue Anchor.
At the present time, please also use the East Harptree category for sites relating to the neighbouring villages of Bishop Sutton, Chewton Mendip, Hinton Blewitt and West Harptree.
Includes local educational institutions, programmes and opportunities; as well as other location specific educational resources.
The village of Exford is located in the heart of Exmoor National Park.
Exmoor is a parish within the District Council of West Somerset, comprising of 20,344 acres with an electorate of approximately 150 and a population around 200.
Exmoor also gives its name to the electoral ward, which includes the parish of Exford
Exmoor is most well known for its status as a National Park
, and as a tourist attraction. Hence this category includes links to other localities commonly associated with Exmoor, including those to the west and on the south west boundary which are included in the county of Devon
Frome is an industrial market town of around 27,000 inhabitants.
Glastonbury is a small town in mid Somerset with a population of around 8,000 people. Famous for its myths and legends relating to King Arthur, it is now also well known as home of the nearby music festival.
This category includes sites about local government, policing, judicial system, taxation and the military.
This category includes general interest online guides and online directories specific to the county. Sites that are specific to a particular topic are listed within the appropriate topic subcategory.
The village of Hatch Beauchamp is located just off the A358 mid way between Taunton and Ilminster.
At the present time, please also use the Hatch Beauchamp category for sites relating to the nearby villages of Ashill, Curry Mallet, West Hatch and Wrantage.
Includes health and medical resources specific to the county.
This category is for Hewish on the A370, and near Weston-super-Mare.
This category is for Hewish on the A370, and near Weston-super-Mare.
Holford is a village of around 200 people on the edge of the Quantock Hills.
Located in south west Somerset, Ilminster can trace its history back to 725AD.
Please also use the Ilminster category for sites relating to the neighbouring communities of Barrington and Ilton.
Keynsham is sited on the confluence of the rivers Avon and Chew, mid way between Bath and Bristol on the A4. The town has a long history going back to prehistoric times and the remains of a roman villa are to be found in the cemetery. Keynsham is also notable for its large number of ammonites found in the local stone.
Coastal village in West Somerset renowned for Jurassic fossils found on its rocky beach.
A hamstone village located near South Petherton. The parish covers a large area and takes in several small hamlets - East, Mid and West Lambrook, Stembridge, Burrow and Thorney.
Please only submit sites about Kingsbury Episcopi to this category.
An isolated country village with a farming history. Bounded by the Severn Estuary, major land drains and the M5 motorway.
Kingston St Mary is a parish and village located on the edge of the Quantock Hills, just north of Taunton.
Please also use the Kingston St Mary category for sites relating to the neighbouring communities of Fulford, Nailsbourne, Pickney, Thurloxton, and Yarford.
Situated in the heart of the county, on the Somerset Levels is the small town of Langport. Beside the river Parrett and at the cross roads of the A378 and A372. A lively community some 15 miles from Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater.
This category is for websites related to Langport and the immediate area. Please take care in submitting your site to the correct category, if you are unsure then submit the site at County level for review. Help us to help you.
This village lies close to the south west of the City of Bristol, but retains an atmosphere of a Somerset village.
At the present time, please also use the Long Ashton category for sites relating to Failand and Leigh Woods.
Please also use the Rooksbridge category for the neighbouring village of Lympsham.
This category includes sites offering online maps, photographs, web cam views, satellite images or any type of visual representation of the county.
Located in South Somerset, the village of Martock is some 6 miles north-west of Yeovil.
Please use this category for sites relating to Martock and its neighbouring settlements including Hurst, Bower Hinton, Coat, Stapleton, Highway and Ash.
Merriott is a parish and village, two miles north of Crewkerne.
This category is only for sites located in or relating to Merriott.
A country village on the Somerset levels.
This category is for sites relating to the town of Midsomer Norton.
Village the South Eastern part of Somerset, on the Somerset/Dorset border.
Milverton is a village in the vale of Taunton Deane in Somerset. It is four miles north of Wellington and eight miles west of Taunton, set in a rolling, rural, mainly agricultural landscape.
Minehead is a Victorian town of around 10,000 inhabitants located on the Bristol Channel coast on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
The village of Monkton Combe is located 3 miles to the south-east of Bath.
Nailsea is a growing town located in North Somerset about eight miles south-west of Bristol.
Please only submit health related sites relevant to Nailsea.
This category includes sites about local magazines, radio and television stations, newspapers and similar media.
This category leads to websites for localities within the unitary authority of North Somerset, stretching from the mouth of the Avon, at Portbury,
opposite Avonmouth in the City of Bristol, which has its boundary with North Somerset along the Avon to the south east.
The north west boundary is the Bristol Channel, from Portishead, through Clevedon, Weston-Super-Mare,
where at Bleadon meets Sedgemoor District Council.
The M5 runs between Bleaadon and Loxton, as it serves the South West passing Bunham-on-Sea in Sedgemoor District Council.
The next North Somerset parish inland is Winscombe, then Churchill and Blagdon.
The boundary then meets the District of Bath and North East Somerset.
Here, Bristol Internaional Airport is north west of the A38, with Winford directly east before the boundary.
North east of Winford is the boundary with the City of Bristol. at the parish of Dundry.
Then north, across the A370 to Long Ashton, returning to the Avon at Leighwood,
and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Please suggest sites to the appropriate locality in North Somerset, across the Avon from Bristol.
Please also use the Norton St Philip category for sites relating to the nearby village of Woolverton.
Paulton is a small town located about 7 miles south-west of Bath.
At the present time, please also use the Paulton category for sites relating to Clutton, Farmborough, High Littleton, Temple Cloud, Hallatrow and Timsbury.
The village of Pensford is located on the north-eastern edge of historic Somerset, about six miles from both Bristol and Bath.
Located just inside the mouth of the river Avon, Pill's name means inlet or creek.
Historically the home of the pilots responsible for navigating ships into Bristol and
once a dock in its own right.
The combined North Somerset parish of Pill and Easton-in-Gordano, including Ham Green now relies on land-based industries.
The North Somerset parish of Abbots Leigh is directly south east along the suth bank of the Avon, which is crossed by the Clifton Suspoension Bridge at Leighwoods.
Please suggest sites for Leigh Woods to the category representing the parish
in which is is situated at Abbots Leigh up river.
At the present time, please also use the Pill category for sites relating to Ham Green and Easton-in-Gordano, with which it is included as a combined parish in the District of
North Somerset, across the Avon from Bristol.
A rural parish, approximately 5 km. X 2km. situated between the small towns of Castle Cary and Bruton, in South Somerset.
The village is situated on Exmoor, on the Somerset Coast between Minehead and the Devon County Border. The community lives in the shadow of Porlock Hill a notorious obstacle for the inexperienced driver travelling from Somerset to Devon via the A39, and the Bristol Channel.
At the present time, please also use the Porlock category for sites relating to Luccombe and Selworthy.
Please also use the Portbury category for sites relating to the hamlet of Sheepway (part of the Portbury parish).
Portishead is a small coastal town in North Somerset. It is growing fast, with major new housing developments and marina being built around its old dock area.
Please also use the Portishead category for sites relating to the North Weston and Redcliffe Bay areas of the town.
This category is for sites relating to the town of Radstock.
This category includes sites about hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to the county; including local recreation organisations, services, facilities and events. Businesses selling sporting or recreational goods are listed within Business_and_Economy/Shopping.
The title should be the company or organisation name. Do not type in all caps. Do not include a list of keywords. Do not include your products. Do not write a sales pitch. The description should be a brief summary of the organisation''s purpose, products or services. The description should be in English and in coherent sentence form. Do not include superlatives or a sales pitch. Do not submit your company history. Do not submit a list of keywords. Do not use unnecessary capitalization, or include HTML tags.
Please also use the Ruishton category for sites relating to the neighbouring villages of Henlade, Orchard Portman, Thornfalcon and Thurlbear.
Saltford village is located on the A4 half-way between Bristol and Bath.
This category includes sites about the county's geography, natural environment and wildlife. It also contains sites about local activities, events, institutions and organisations related to science and the environment.
This category leads to websites for localities within Somerset County Council's non-metropolitan district of Sedgemoor.
The western boundary is the Bridgewater Bay in Bristol Channel, between Brean, south, via Bunham-on-Sea to Bridgewater.
Here the mouth of the River Parrett forms the boundary with West Somerset, and the M5 motorway, takes road traffic from North Somerset,
bypasses the east of Bridgewater, at North Petherton, passing over the boundary south of North Newton,
into the parish of Durston in the district of Taunton Deane.
Taunton Deane is the southern boundary, eastward to Othery, represented by the Middlezoy category.
Othery is on the boundary with South Somerset.
At Ascott the eastern boundary of Sedgemoor is with the Mendip parish of Walton, represented by the Street category.
The Sedgemoor boundary skirts the west of the Mendip Hills, north to the River Axe where it includes Wedmore, Cheddar and Shipham,
at which the boundary is with the North Somerset combined parish of Winscombe and Sandford, at Axebridge and Compton Bishop.
Please suggest sites to the appropriate locality in the Sedgemoor District, corresponding to the Somerset Levels.
Shepton Mallet is a Somerset market town of around 8,000 people.
Village and parish located approximately 2 miles south of Bruton.
This category includes sites that reflect the make up of the county's community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the region's people, such as social service organisations.
Village in South Somerset with an active community
Please only submit sites here which are relative to the village and imediate area.
South Petherton is a large settlement situated north of the A303 road, to the west of Yeovil. It has a range of community facilities and services, including shops, a post office, offices, schools, doctors surgery and public hall.
At the present time, please also use the South Petherton category for sites relating to nearby villages including Chiselborough, Lopen and Montacute.
The village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse is situated on the Mendip Hills about 12 miles south of Bath.
The Somerset town of Street has a population of around 10,000 people.
Please use the Street category for sites relating to Ashcott and Butleigh.
Please submit only sites relating to the immediate Taunton area, that relate to the travel or tourist industry locally. Help us to help you by carefully considering your submission.
- This category leads to websites for localities within Somerset County Council's former non-metropolitan district of Taunton Deane.
- In April 2019, the council merged, to be part of a new authority; Somerset West and Taunton, but since West Somerset
- has no localities on the Somerset levels, this category has been retained to link to those localities south of Sedgemoor.
- Most road traffic enters the district via the M5 motorway, on it northern boundary with Sedgemoor, at the parish of Durston,
- north of Creech St Michael, then south of Taunton and Wellington,
- south-westwards, crossing the boundary with East Devon.
- Here, at the Taunton Deane parish of Samford Arundel, the county boundary runs north-westwards
- to the former district of West Somerset.
Please suggest websites to the appropriate locality in the former Taunton Deane District.
Village in south east Somerset close to the Dorset border.
This category includes sites providing area transport resources for those travelling to and from, and within the county.
This category includes sites for area attractions and resources for those travelling in the region, including tourist guides.
Sites about caravans at Butlins Minehead should be submitted to the Minehead
category rather than here.
The village is located on the banks of the Bristol Channel, once a thriving port, now a quieter village, but retaining the character and sights of a Somerset Village.
Please submit sites here which relate to the village or the immediate area. If your site actually relates to another village in the County please submit to that part of the ODP or at the Somerset county level for an editor to review.
This village has a thriving community, situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels between Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury.
Please also use the Wedmore category for the neighbouring villages and hamlets of Blackford, Cocklade, Mark, Meare, Mudgley, Panborough and Theale.
For sites related to this town in Somerset.
Please also use the Wells category for sites relating to Wookey.
Located on the A371 between Cheddar and Wells, Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village of around 800 residents.
Please also use the Westbury-sub-Mendip category for sites relating to the neighbouring villages of Draycott, Easton, and Rodney Stoke.
Weston-super-Mare is a busy seaside town in North Somerset. With a beach, two piers, a variety of attractions including an annual carnival, and a plethora of guest houses, hotels and shops, the town is a significant draw for tourists.
At the present time, please also use the Weston-super-Mare category for sites relating to Bleadon, Kewstoke/Sand Bay, Locking, Milton, Oldmixon, Uphill and Worle.
Located on the Somerset Levels between Bridgwater and Langport.
Please also use the Westonzoyland category for sites relating to the neighbouring villages of Northmoor Green, Othery and Pathe.
- This category leads to localities administered by the Somerset County Council district of Somerset West and Taunton.
- In April 2019, the former non-metropolitan district of Taunton Deane council merged, to be part of this new authority, but
- since West Somerset has no localities on the Somerset levels, that category has been retained to link to those localities south of Sedgemoor.
- All the Somerset localities in the Exmoor National Park are within West Somerset, but there are additional localities that are not,
- and Exmoor includes several localites in the county of Devon.
Please suggest sites to the appropriate locality in West Somerset corresponding to Exmoor, and/or west and north of Taunton Deane.
Wheddon Cross is one of the highest villages on Exmoor. Located approximately nine miles inland from Minehead, it is a thriving community with a range of local businesses and tourist accommodation.
Please also submit sites for the surrounding villages of Cutcombem and Luckwell Bridge to this category.
An active village community midway between Taunton and Minehead close to both the Quantocks and Exmoor.
Please also use the Winscombe category for sites relating to the other villages in the parish, including the former hamlets of Barton, Oakridge, Sandford, Sidcot and Woodborough.
A Somerset village close to the Dorset border.
This category includes websites that generally relate to Wiveliscombe and its immediate surrounding area.
The village of Yatton is located just off the A370 between Congresbury and Clevedon.
At the present time, please also use the Yatton category for sites relating to Kenn.
Home of Westland Helicopters, Yeovil is a market town situated some 17 miles from the south coast on the Somerset-Dorset border.
Please submit sites relating to Yeovil and the surrounding villages including West, North and East Coker, Odcombe and Yeovil Marsh.