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West Coker village, Somerset

West Coker is a village and civil parish situated 3 miles southwest of Yeovil in the South Somerset district.

The name Coker comes from Coker Water (crooked stream from the Celtic Kukro). Artifacts from early settlement in the parish include a polished stone axe and boat shaped-bronze broach. A Roman villa has been excavated and a bronze plate inscribed to the god Mars discovered. From this Mars was given the title Mars Rigisamus (which means 'Greatest King' or 'King of Kings') as it depicts a standing naked male figure with a close-fitting helmet; his right hand may have once held a weapon, and he probably originally also had a shield (both are now lost). The same epithet for a god is recorded from Bourges in Gaul. The use of this epithet implies that Mars had an extremely high status, over and above his warrior function.

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 Yeovil, Crewkerne, Langport and Castle Cary.

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

arrowSomerton

arrowLangport

arrowShepton Mallet

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowYeovil

	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 Ilchester, Martock, Yeovil and Langport.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Montacute

	arrowMontacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum

	arrowMontacute House

Ilchester

	arrowIlchester Museum

South Petherton

	arrowEast Lambrook Manor Gardens

Somerton

	arrowLytes Cary Manor

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