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Shepton Beauchamp village, Somerset

Shepton Beauchamp is a village and civil parish, 1 mile (2 km) from Barrington and 4 miles (6 km) north east of Ilminster between the Blackdown Hills and the Somerset Levels in South Somerset district.

The first part of the name of the village has Saxon origins meaning sheep settlement. The second part was added to honour the Beauchamp family (pronounced ‘Beecham’), who held the manor from the mid 12th century. The parish of Shepton Beauchamp was part of the South Petherton Hundred. It passed to the Seymours in 1361, and Sir John Seymour lived here when High Sheriff of Somerset 1515–16, possibly with his young daughter Jane Seymour, later third Queen of Henry VIII. In 1755 about half the land was in unenclosed strips, but enclosure by private agreement began in 1807 and was largely complete by 1850. In 1791 the parish was described as having 85 houses and "lying in a rich, flat and inclosed country". The first census in 1801 recorded the population as 439, and the area of the parish was 836 acres.

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 Ilminster, Langport, Crewkerne 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

arrowShepton Mallet

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowIlminster

	arrowCrewkerne

	arrowLangport

	arrowMartock

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Ilminster

	arrowBarrington Court

	arrowWarehouse Theatre

	arrowPerry's Cider Mills

South Petherton

	arrowEast Lambrook Manor Gardens

Langport

	arrowMuchelney Abbey

Montacute

	arrowMontacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum

	arrowMontacute House

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