If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Somerton or retiring to Somerton, we can help you.
It is no wonder that Somerton has been a populated town for over 2000 years and we have carried out many moved in the area over the years. Somerton is an ideal area to build a town; the steep slopes of the valley of the river Cary, the borders of Sedgemoor to the north and the narrower cutting of the Mill Stream to the south. These all make ideal physical features for securing a town, as well as providing a flood-free source of water. It also means that there is plenty to explore!
The main square, Market Place, with its market cross is today an attractive location for locals and visitors that is full of history. Market crosses have stood in the square since before 1390; the present Butter Cross, a roofed market cross, was rebuilt in 1673, and is Somerton’s most noted feature. The structure was the property of the Earls of Ilchester who sold it to the town in 1916. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Next to the Butter Cross stands the “Market Hall”, previously known as the “Town Hall”, although the building has never fulfilled either of these functions. Bordering the square are the church, and the Lady Smith Memorial Hall, also known as the “Parish Rooms”, which was built in 1902, and the 17th century Market House, now a restaurant The Red Lion was opened by the Earl of Ilchester in 1768 as a model coaching inn. It closed in 1995; after a period of neglect, it has been redeveloped as townhouses.
Despite Somerton being situated in a rural area, the closest main road from Somerton is the A303 road that runs near the town and stretches all the way into northern Hampshire and finally ends at Basingstoke. The minor B3165 road runs through the town although the road is less commonly used and does not join to the A303 for another 4 miles (6 km). Two B roads, the B3153 , and B3165 run through Somerton; the B3165 mentioned earlier, starts in the town and runs southwards to the A372 Langport road. The A372 itself runs south-east to the junction of the A303 and A37 roads at Podimore services. With great access both in and out of town, it makes for the perfect combination a quiet, slow paced life, whilst having the connection to get out and about too.
Somerton offers a wide range of places to eat and cafes to sit and watch the world go by in this relaxing town and so there are lots of places to take family and friends when they come to visit you in your new home.
Why choose Armishaws Removals?
We can move you to or from anywhere in the UK or Europe, using our large modern fleet of vehicles. Our fifty full time staff have all been trained to the highest standard in all aspects of moving your house, office or business.
We design a removals package to suit your needs following a full survey by one of our UK Removals Specialists. As part of our service we offer a full wrapping and packing service for an items, no matter how big or small. Whether you are moving to or from the Somerton area, our removals can collect or deliever to anywhere in the UK and it doesn’t matter if you do not have a full load, we do partial loads too!
Armishaws always work to the highest standards and are proud to have held the BSEN 12522 certificate since 1999
Whether you require long term or short term storage, our secure container storage system will ensure the safety and care of all your personal or business possessions. Whether you personally wish to store items to pass onto family and friends, store your home items while moving abroad or while you are between homes we can help.Find Out More