Cricket St. Thomas village, Somerset
Cricket St Thomas is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated in a valley beside the A30 road between Chard and Crewkerne in the South Somerset district.
The village had a population of 50 in 2002. It is noted for a manor house and estate, formerly home to a wildlife park.
The name Cricket St Thomas is not related to the game of cricket, but is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "cruc," meaning a hill or ridge.
The estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is described as 'Land of the Count of Martin' paying tax to the king for six hides, or about 720 acres (291.4 ha). It also had two slaves, six villagers, five smallholders and a variety of livestock — all valued at 100 shillings.
The parish of Cricket St Thomas was part of the South Petherton Hundred.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: