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Bishops Lydeard village, Somerset

Bishops Lydeard is a village and civil parish located in Somerset, bypassed, since 1967, by the A358 road and West Somerset Railway 5 miles northwest of Taunton in the district of Taunton Deane. The village had a population of 3,949 persons in 2002.

The hamlet of East Lydeard is less than a mile to the east of the village; west of the village is Sandhill Park, an eighteenth-century country home.

Bishops Lydeard is a railway station on the West Somerset Railway.

The name of the village probably relates to Gisa, Bishop of Wells, who was one of the principal episcopal landowners of Somerset at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Lydeard is a compound of two Saxon personal names Lide (Lloyd) and Geard, the latter remaining as a local name, "Yarde". As well as a personal name, geard means 'a fence, enclosure, courtyard or dwelling'. The parish of Bishops Lydeard was part of the Kilmersdon Hundred.

Local Accommodation

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Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wellington, Wiveliscombe, Watchet and Bridgwater.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowWiveliscombe

arrowWellington

arrowWatchet

arrowDunster

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWiveliscombe

	arrowWatchet

	arrowTaunton

	arrowWellington

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Taunton, Wellington, Bridgwater and Wiveliscombe.

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