St Lawrence Parish Church

The Church of St. Lawrence, Cucklington is part of the United Benefice of Charlton Musgrove, Cucklington and Stoke Trister with Bayford. The earliest records of the church appear in the Taxatio of 1291, which raised funds for the Crusade of that year, when the living was rated at £6.13s 4p. The first Rector was recorded in 1317, and a Parish Register exists dating from 1558. The font is Norman and the north aisle arcade is 13th century. The clock tower has six bells and was substantially rebuilt after the major storm and tsunami of 1703 (which killed the Bishop of Bath and his wife in their beds when a chimney collapsed!). Major restoration by the Phelips family took place in 1880.

Read more about the Church, its history and architecture...

Incumbent Rector - Revd Rosemary Ashley ( / 07482 300290)
Church Warden - Pip Loxton
Bell Ringing - Pip Loxton

The Arthur Morison Memorial Hall (AMMH)

The AMMH Cucklington Village Hall was opened in July 2006, and provides excellent modern facilities for both village events and bigger occasions such as wedding receptions and parties, formal and informal. The building includes a large main hall with some AV facilities, which can comfortably seat 100 people for lunch or dinner, together with a smaller room for meetings of up to 20 people. There is free FTTP broadband, and the hall is licensed for the sale of alcohol, for plays, films, indoor sporting events, live and recorded music and dancing. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and can provide for up to 100 settings. There is ample car parking in the all-weather car park with spaces for up to 30 vehicles and an extensive 2-acre grassed, well-maintained playing field to the rear of the building, offering much more parking capacity if necessary.

The Hall hosts a range of community activities such as a monthly Pop-up-Pub, darts, a scrabble club, dog training, the table tennis club, and anything else that may lend itself to our facilities.

If you are interested in hiring the Hall, or viewing it, please contact Mrs J Rawlings 01963 33320. If not available, ring Brian Trueman 07398 980487 or Di Hammet 01747 840770.

(Photo by Lachlan Fraser)

Rights of Way

There is an extensive network of rights of way through and around Cucklington's lanes and fields offering a range of options for walking, riding and cycling from longer routes to the neighbouring villages to shorter, local, circular walks. Many offer outstanding views over the Blackmore Vale. The Somerset County Council website provides an interactive map showing all the rights of way which also allows the reporting of any faults or obstructions you may encounter. Cucklington has a Parish Paths Liaison Officer who regularly monitors these routes and liaises with the SCC to ensure they're kept passable and orderly. PPLO contact: / 07545 733857.

Please respect the Countryside Code and remember that it is a place of work as well as a recreational asset. Dogs must be kept under control near livestock, and you should avoid walking between a cow and her calves. Motorised vehicles are not permitted on the Restricted Byways.

(Photo by Lachlan Fraser)