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Hatch Beauchamp village, Somerset

Hatch Beauchamp is a village and civil parish in Somerset, situated 5 miles south east of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The village had a population of 575 in 2002.

Hatch Beauchamp is noted around 1300 as having a market every Thursday, but this has long since vanished. The area - along with most of the South West of England, was staunchly Royalist in the English Civil War, although the local town of Taunton was a Parliamentary stronghold, and was besieged.

The village today contains an inn, and a manor house, Hatch Court, built around 1750, in the Palladian architectural style. Prior to this, a great house had existed on the same site since the Middle Ages, but had fallen into ruin by the 17th century. The inn dates from around the mid-18th century.

Hatch Beauchamp is the burial place of Colonel John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, RE (21 December 1847 - 1 November 1897) a British soldier who won the Victoria Cross for his role in the defence of Rorke's Drift in 1879.

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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 Ilminster, Bridgwater, Langport and Wellington.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowLangport

arrowChard

arrowWellington

arrowWiveliscombe

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowTaunton

	arrowIlminster

	arrowChard

	arrowCrewkerne

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

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