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Ashcott

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Ashcott village sits on the A39 road which runs from Street to Bridgwater and is on the Polden ridge.

The village has a shop and handful of pubs, most of which sit on the A39. The two exceptions are the "Ring O' Bells" which is in the centre of the village and "The Railway" which is at Ashcott Corner.

The Church of All Saints within the village is close by the pub and the village hall.

Ashcott is also a parish and encompasses the hamlets of Ashcott Corner, Berhill, Buscott, Nythe and Pedwell.

The road north goes to Meare via Buscott and Ashcott Corner.

Ashcott Corner lies halfway between Ashcott Village and Meare and apart from the pub, it is the site of the old railway station and South Drain canal. The old railway line is now a pedestrian and cycle track which runs west towards Shapwick in one direction and east to Glastonbury in the other. The track passes through Shapwick Heath nature reserve to the west and Ham Wall nature reserve to the east. There is a small car park for Shapwick Heath and a large one for Ham Wall right next to it although they are interchangable and have identical parking charges - see external links for current prices. Ham Wall car park has a visitor hut and toilets and is closed / barred at night - see the signs for the latest times.

Images for Ashcott are here.

 
Ring O' Bells

Ring O' Bells

 
Church

Church

 
Ashcott Corner car park

Ashcott Corner car park