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Dowlish Wake village, Somerset

Dowlish Wake is a small village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 2 miles south of Ilminster and 5 miles north-east of Chard in the South Somerset district. The village had a population of 293 in 2002 and is home to several thatched houses.

The village contains The New Inn pub and a Pottery and Craft Gallery.

The parish of Dowlish Wake was part of the South Petherton Hundred. The village is situated on Dowlish Brook, which is crossed by a 17th-century packhorse bridge, widened in the 1990s, and a road bridge dating from the 18th century. There was a flour mill on the brook in the 17th century but only the Mill House survives today.

Until the early 1990s parts of the village were regularly cut off by floodwaters between two fords which cross the main road, however this has largely been prevented by recent drainage improvements.

The village was a centre for the manufacture of silk and there are the remains of several limestone quarries. It was on the route of the Chard Canal, which was built around 1835–40 and was intended to be part of a ship canal between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel, but this was never built.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Crewkerne, Ilminster, Langport and Somerton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowChard

arrowLangport

arrowSomerton

arrowWellington

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowIlminster

	arrowChard

	arrowCrewkerne

	arrowLangport

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Chard, Martock, Langport and Ilchester.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Ilminster

	arrowPerry's Cider Mills

	arrowWarehouse Theatre

	arrowBarrington Court

South Petherton

	arrowEast Lambrook Manor Gardens

Chard

	arrowChard Museum

	arrowBarleymows Farm Shop

Montacute

	arrowMontacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum

	arrowMontacute House

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