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 monuments and graves. The aim of our project is gradually to compile a non-specialist history of the village based on this website. In early 2011 the PCC was awarded a grant of £49,500 for the project from from the Heritage Lottery Fund. All involved in the project take this opportunity to thank the HLF for its wonderful support for our work.