If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Crewkerne or retiring to Crewkerne, we can help you.
There is good news on the horizon for anyone wishing to move to Crewkerne.
A huge development of 635 homes, a new primary school, a 60-bed care home, employment units and a link road to connect the A30 Yeovil Road to the A356 Station Road have been approved, paving the way for even greater infrastructure changes to the historic town, population 7,000.
Taylor Wimpey Exeter has split the development into two chunks – one for 535 homes, the primary school, playing fields, some of the employment land and a new link road between the A30 and A356 and the other for a further 110 homes, the care home and the other employment land.
The new development will sit alongside historic Crewkerne, of which the earliest written record is in the 899 will of Alfred the Great, who left it to his youngest son Æthelweard. The town centre, although small boasts a lovely range of independent traders with high street names. Waitrose and Lidl sit next to each other, and the Crewkerne Aqua Centre also provides swimming pool and fitness gym facilities just over the road from the supermarkets, next to Henhayes Park. The park offers playing fields and a children’s play park – there are so many facilities within a short walk of the centre here.
Local ecological sites include the Bincombe Beeches Local Nature Reserve and the Millwater biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Crewkerne may be surrounded by important wildlife sites, but it is nonetheless a well connected town. It always has been – the sixteenth century saw Crewkerne becoming increasingly important as a centre for travellers on the London to Exeter road and also the north-south routes leading to the Dorset ports, evidenced by the large number of inns grouped around the Market Square.
Crewkerne railway station is on the main south western railway line. From here you can reach London in two-and-a-half hours and Salisbury in just over an hour.
It is on the route of the Monarch’s Way – a 615-mile footpath tracing the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. It has always been a central point for travellers.
Crewkerne has many cafes, a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and takeaways. There is also a fair amount of light industry here.
Ariel Motor Company is based in Crewkerne, and is one of the UK’s smallest automobile companies, with just seven employees, producing fewer than 100 cars per year. It was founded in 1991 and changed its name from Solocrest Ltd in 2001. The company’s flagship car is the Ariel Atom, an extremely light, high performance car.
Crewkerne and District Museum is part of a heritage centre with local archives and a meeting room. It focuses on the development of Crewkerne during the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular emphasis on the flax and linen industry. Other collections relate to local archaeology, coins and medals, costume and textiles, fine art, music, personalities, science and technology, social history, weapons and war.
The architecture dates as far back as Mediaeval times and Crewkerne’s parish church, St Bartholomew, is one of the largest, finest and most famous in Somerset.
Another fact worthy of note is Arthur Hart and Son webbing factory which manufactured parachute harness webbing for the Space Shuttle Columbia. The factory had been launched (excuse the pun!) more than 200 years before the shuttle deal, and used water power from a tributary of the River Parrett. When it was built they also built workers’ cottages along South Street, which are still standing.
Despite being steeped in history though, Crewkerne has all the modern facilities you might need, including its own hospital, GP surgeries, several dentists and five schools (soon to be six).
More details of facilities, activities and clubs are here.
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