Welcome to Nether Stowey Parish Council

Nether Stowey Parish Council Office is now open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 10 am-1 pm

Please only come if it is essential - it is safer for everyone to use e-mail to clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk or leave a message on the office number: 01278 733779. We do check the office number remotely and we will get back to you by the next working day, if not sooner.

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About Nether Stowey

Nether Stowey is a thriving, historic village in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset. The village sits at the foothills of the Quantocks (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) about 3 miles from the coast and 8 miles west of Bridgwater.

The village has excellent facilities, including three Pubs, a Post Office and Tea Room, two general stores, a butcher’s shop, hairdressers, a Library, a Primary School, Village Hall and a Health Centre. The Playing Fields offer an increasing range of facilities, including a splendid new MUGA. There are numerous local organisations and activities.

Castle Street, Lime Street and St Mary Street, form the centre of the village and are part of a conservation area. At the centre of the village lies the Clock Tower on The Cross. The remains of a Norman motte-and-bailey Castle can be found on Castle Hill at the top of Castle Street. St Mary’s Church stands upon a medieval site with its 15 century tower. A War Memorial, funded by public subscription, was dedicated in October 2012.

Nether Stowey is famous for its links with the Romantic poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, Coleridge’s Cottage, now owned by the National Trust, is to be found at the top of Lime Street, opposite the Ancient Mariner pub. It is also the starting point for the Coleridge Way 36-mile walk to Porlock.

Nether Stowey is twinned with Theillay, a village in the Loir-et-Cher Department in Central France, and there is an active Twinning Association.