Listed Buildings

    There are 21 listed buildings (or parts of buildings) in the village. Apart from the Parish Church (Grade I) all are listed as Grade II:
    Parish Church; Baptist Church - Former Stables; Unknown Monument in Churchyard; Crossway Farmhouse; Churley Farmhouse; Sturts Farmhouse; Woodhouse Farmhouse; Dyke's Farmhouse; Frog Lane Farmhouse; Slough Farmhouse; Barn 30m west of Slough Farmhouse; The Laurels, Meare Green; Jessamine House/Long Cottage; Curload Farmhouse; Woodhill Farmhouse; Poplars Farmhouse, Meare Green; Lane End Farmhouse; Withy Boiler, Lovells Farm; Barrington Monument; Stocks in the Churchyard

    Details of some can be found HERE

Another Listed Building, not in the Parish, but very much a part of the village scene is the Burton Pynsent Monument at the top of Red Hill.      Details HERE

Woodhouse Farm

Style & Materials

    There is no vernacular style that can be assigned to the village buildings. Most of the houses in the centre of the village are estate type, built later than 1970. The oldest cottages and houses are cob or stone, and some still have their original thatched roof, but many have been replaced with tile. Later dwellings, built in Bridgwater '18-holer' brick, are also mainly roofed in clay tiles, either pantile or double Roman. There are few slate roofs in the village. Several 19th century cottages were built on the edges of, or as encroachments on, the common lands of the village.

    The oldest farmhouses are generally scattered around the parish. These are interspersed with the houses of withy growers and processors, who would haul the willow back from the moors. One boiler chimney is still visible.

    The early history of one house, The Mardy, can be seen HERE

Withy Boiler, Lovells Farm

The Athelney Mud Huts - Click HERE

Aerial Photos - Click HERE

The Moors

A large area of the village is barely above sea level, but has been drained over the centuries, with the rivers banked to help prevent flooding. Read more HERE