Visit Crewkerne and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Crewkerne, Somerset, is a rugged small town of ancient foundation. It minted Anglo-Saxon coins and was formerly famous for its sailcloth; made the sails for Nelson's Victory and for Americas Cup competitors, and much parachute harness in the Second World War. In the Civil War armies passed to and fro through it rather as the holiday traffic does now. In 1685 it supported Monmouth and suffered King James's vengeance. In 1688, to happier result, it entertained William of Orange on his way from Torbay to London.
The rugged 15th-century Ham-stone church is its best building. It has a west front of almost cathedral splendour, a fine nave roof of unusual type, and a south porch with good gargoyles. Unique and unexplained is a seated recess in the outside wall of the south transept; one theory says it was a hermit's home. Just North, in Abbey Street, the 17th-century Church Hall was formerly the Grammar School where Captain Hardy, in whose arms Nelson died, was educated. It contains a memorial to him.
Two miles North East is Haselbury Plucknett, where lived and died (1154) the remarkable Wulfric, who renounced squirehood to become a hermit, dressed permanently in chain mail and whose counsel was sought by kings. It is a pretty village with a fine medieval bridge; and so, 1 miles South of it, is North Perrott.
Nearby towns: Axminster, Bridport, Chard, Ilminster, Martock, Yeovil
Nearby villages: Beaminster, Blackdown, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Chelborough, Chinnock, Chiselborough, Corscombe, Donyatt, East Chinnock, East Coker, Greenham, Halstock, Haselbury Plucknett, Hawkchurch, Hinton St. George, Hooke, Hurcott, Ilminster, Ilton, Isle Abbotts, Isle Brewers, Kingsbury Episcopi, Lambrook, Lopen, Marshwood, Middle Chinnock, Misterton, Montacute, Mosterton, Netherbury, Pilsdon, South Perrott, South Petherton, Stocklinch, Stoke Abbott, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Sutton Bingham, Thorncombe, Tintinhull, West Chinnock, West Coker, Whitney
Have you decided to visit Crewkerne or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Crewkerne bed and breakfast (a Crewkerne B&B or Crewkerne b and b)
- a Crewkerne guesthouse
- a Crewkerne hotel (or motel)
- a Crewkerne self-catering establishment, or
- other Crewkerne accommodation