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Welcome to Langport dot EU - an image-based website about and for the small town of Langport in the heart of the county of Somerset, in the west of England. The site is constantly being updated, so do bookmark us and come back again for another look at Langport!

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Langport is a small town and civil parish, situated in the County of Somerset. It is 10 miles north-east of Ilminster, 13 miles south-west of Glastonbury, 14 miles north-west of Yeovil, and 15 miles east of Taunton and therefore geographically very much the heart of Somerset. The name Langport appears to derive from the Anglo-Saxon for 'long port' and the town lies on the east bank of the River Parrett, at the point where that river is joined by the River Yeo. Langport and the contiguous village of Huish Episcopi have a number of interesting shops, several super cafes and pubs, a fine library, doctors' surgery, and primary and secondary schools. The latter with a recently established a sixth form. Landmarks include the 14th Century Hanging Chapel, the 15th Century Church of All Saints, and 18th Century 'Tudor House' and 'Bow Yard Warehouse'. St. Mary's Church in Huish Episcopi is also noteworthy because of its 30 metre tower dating back to 1500 and a rather fabulous stain glass window by Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. Further back in history, during the English Civil War, the town was the site of the important Battle of Langport. Today the town is part of the Somerton & Frome parliamentary constituency and has a population of just over 1,000. Several interesting sites and attractions can be found just outside the town. These include the Burton Tower Monument, and Stembridge Tower Mill, the last surviving thatched windmill in England.

 

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Fascinating fact: Langport was the birthplace of economist and writer Walter Bagehot.

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Our site also includes webpages on other towns and villages within around five miles of Langport. These include: Aller; Burrowbridge; Curry Rivel; Drayton; Hambridge; High Ham; Huish Episcopi; Long Sutton; Low Ham; Middlezoy; Muchelney; Othery; Pitney; and Somerton.

 

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Other nearby towns: Bridgwater; Glastonbury; Ilminster; Martock; Street; Taunton; Yeovil

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See also: Accommodation; Pubs; Cafes and Restaurants; Schools; and Churches

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Fun and/or useful stuff: Hangman; Jigsaw Puzzle; Metric Convertor; Online Calculator

     

  

 

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