Welcome to the
Langford Budville Parish web site
We hope as the site grows it will provide you with all the information about the Parish of Langford Budville that you will need.
The village of Langford Budville is situated on a range of low hills at the western end of the Vale of Taunton Deane in the south west corner of Somerset. From the elevated position of the village you have views of a large portion of West Somerset. To the north you can see the Brendon Hills, the northeast the Quantocks and 8 miles to the east the county town of Taunton sitting in the heart of the Vale of Taunton Deane. The view to the south is the town of Wellington sitting at the foot of the Blackdown Hills on top of which is the Wellington Monument built to commemorate the Duke of Wellington who took his name from the town of Wellington and last but not least to the west of the village you can see the rolling hills of Devon.
The most prominent building in the village is St Peter's church which sits on a small rise at the east end of Langford Budville and can be seen from nearly every house in the area. The views from the churchyard are some of the best in the village overlooking the Vale of Taunton Deane. A short distance from the church is Langford Budville Church of England Primary School; the school not only provides an education for the village children but also due to its high standard attracts children from the surrounding areas and the town of Wellington. The other building of note must be the village pub The Martlet Inn, housed in a 17th century building, the Martlet is a traditional village inn carrying a variety of local real ales and good food served in pleasant surroundings which include exposed beams and open fires.
Before a visit to the pub why not work up an appetite or thirst with a walk on Langford Heathfield, a 226-acre nature reserve owned and managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust. The reserve lies to the west of the village and is made up of woods and heath land with an abundance of wildlife to see from the many pathways that cross it. The reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which highlights the importance of the wildlife species to be found there.
We hope your visit to our web site has been of some use to you and as it progresses it will provide much more detailed information about the Parish of Langford Budville.