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Draycott

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Draycott sits alongside and within the parish of Rodney Stoke on the A371 about a quarter of the way up the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills and about a mile and a half south east from Cheddar. As the road cuts along the hill slope there are wide ranging views over the levels and just to the west is Nyland Hill

The village has houses along the road and a small church dedicated to St Peter with an interesting font designed by William Burges.

Rising up near to the top of the slopes of the Mendips there is the Draycott Sleights nature reserve. Right next to that nature reserve on the very top of the hill is a small airfield which is mostly used for Mendip Glider club. Gliders can often be seen over Draycott when the wind in from the South West and gets lifted from the hill slope.

A gallery of images related to the village can be viewed here.

 
Church

Church

 
The Font

The Font