Welcome to the Huish Episcopi Community Website.
Our village of Huish Episcopi lies in the heart of Somerset. We have good recreational facilities, well-regarded schools for children of all ages, fine level walks, cycle ways and footpaths beside the beautiful River Parrett. The boundary of Huish Episcopi is extensive and not easily understood, for clarification please click here. The town of Langport is nearby and within a 15-mile radius lie the larger towns of Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater and Street with its popular Clark's Village. The major roads M5 and A303 are readily accessible. We have the magnificent St. Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi, with its south porch entry dating from the mid 1100’s and a window depicting the Nativity Scene designed by Edward Coley Burne-Jones a leading painter and designer of the late 19th-century. This window attracts visitors from around the world.
Please take a tour of this website where more information regarding our way of life can be found. There are some eighty-plus tabs and sub-tabs, with articles, images, videos and presentational items totalling over two thousand four hundred that can be found either directly, or requiring, in general just a click or two.
For anyone interested in the activities of the Huish Episcopi Parish Council beyond that mandated, please click here for ‘Huish Episcopi Parish Council News’.
We are pleased that the businesses who advertise on this website continue with their support as not only does this increase their presence in our community, their contributions (past over ten years having incurred no Webmaster costs) are used to benefit good causes in and around Huish Episcopi, click here for examples.
Huish Episcopi Parish Council has commissioned this flagpole, that is sited adjacent to the War Memorial, in response to a request from the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs A. Maw, to fly the Flag for Somerset on Somerset Day.
It was resolved at the Parish Council Meeting 15th March 2021 to proceed with this project. Whilst mainly for the Somerset Flag this is not to be exclusively so.
Somerset Day May 11th marks what is considered to be the date that King Alfred the Great defeated the Danes in 878.
The design of the Somerset flag relates to the ancient flag of Wessex.
For further information please click this outside link.
Photograph: From left to right, Councillor John Wood (specific responsibility for the War Memorial), Councillor Shirley Nicholas (Custodian of the War Memorial) Jason representing ‘Flagpole Express', Ilkeston, Derbyshire, suppliers and installers of flagpoles.