A little village with a lot of history....

Posts in category The Village

May Day 2017

June 24th saw lovely weather for an exciting day of May Day celebrations.

Jubilee 2012 – How we were last...

For Jubilee 2012 we want to mount an exhibition of these photographs  of the villagers taken at the Jubilee in 2002. In the exhibition we should give the names (correctly spelled!) and addresses  for each. Are you in the photo album? Is your information correct? Click to view the photos individually. The photos are named by number […]

Archaeological Observations

Archaeological Observations

In 1973 when mains drainage was installed in Somerton, the pipe-work from the bottom of Church Street was taken across Rectory Close (below The Old Rectory) to join the other pipe-work at the pumping station at the bottom of Water Street. As there had been some previous excavation work carried out at the school and […]

Village Produce Association

Village Produce Association

VPA THE VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION Dig! Dig! Dig! And your muscles will grow big Keep on pushing the spade Don’t mind the worms Just ignore their squirms And when your back aches laugh with glee And keep on diggin’ Till we give our foes a Wiggin’ Dig! Dig! Dig! To Victory The Dig for Victory […]

Maps & Agriculture

Maps & Agriculture

Maps & Agriculture Somerton’s Open Fields Before 1765, Somerton was farmed under the “open field” system, where the land was divided into large open areas, which were split into sections called furlongs, which in turn were divided into strips of land. The cultivation of the open fields was rotated leaving one field fallow each year. […]

Village History

Village History

Bayeux Tapestry Somerton Through the Centuries The School House Agriculture Somerton Turf Maze Village Produce Association Memories of Somerton – Miss Moore’s Notes Memories of Somerton – School Days The Doomsday Book – BBC Doomsday Reloaded The Doomsday Book – National Archive

The Village

Village History Village Hall Website Village Hall History

About the Project

ABOUT OUR VILLAGE HISTORY PROJECT Somerton is a small village with a lot of history. Little of this has been recorded in an accessible form (though the Victoria County History is excellent for the expert). Much of the history has left traces in the church, a fine Grade I listed building with some particularly interesting […]