Welcome to the Stoke sub Hamdon Website.
This is intended as a site for everyone to use – ok we’ve put in information about facilities, the clubs, pubs and shops but we hope you’ll use it as a community site to discuss issues and publicise events happening around the village.
We live in a wonderful village that has something for every age group and interest from gardening to artists, musicians and football players from playgroup to youth club to loto club and senior lunches.
Take a look around the menu tabs at the top of the page. They’ll take you to the facilities on the site, including:
- Calendar of Music, quiz nights and other entertainment;
- Contact details of village clubs and organisations;
- Contact details of local services and facilities;
- A forum to share you views and messages.
Please get in touch if there’s something you’d like to see added.The Village
Stoke sub Hamdon is situated in the south of the beautiful county of Somerset.
Everyone who lives here knows what a warm, enthusiastic and welcoming village this is and how the honey-coloured hamstone, quarried from the hill, gives it so much character. The village is steeped in history and people throughout the ages have left their mark but it’s the people in the village today who make Stoke sub Hamdon the vibrant community that it is now
Towering over the village is the War Memorial on Ham Hill. It is a key landmark and symbol for the village and was sited on Ham Hill so that it could be seen from the whole village. A Service of Remembrance is held at the War Memorial every year on Remembrance Sunday. The War Memorial and Ham Hill have also been used as sites for beacons and for special events such as the Millennium Night fireworks display.
It is Ham Hill that gives Stoke sub Hamdon its name. It is the one of the largest Iron Age Hill Forts in Europe, was occupied by the Romans and over the centuries has given employment and enjoyment to many people in the area. The Ham Hill Country Park provides a large area for walking, mountain biking and leisure activities as well as encompassing a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Park has around 200,000 visitors a year as well as the 2,200 people who live in the village. A warden looks after the Hill 7 days a week and a strategic plan is in place for the long-term conservation and protection of this important area.