Doulting is a small Somerset village perched on a ridge above the Sheppey Valley, about 2 miles East of Shepton Mallet.
Dominated by the soaring spire of the parish church of St Aldhelm’s, the village is surrounded by farm land, and commands marvellous views towards the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor.
Historic buildings such as the 15th Century Abbey Barn, the 17th Century Manor Farm and the 18th Century Vicarage (now Doulting Manor), together with an industrial heritage that includes Doulting Stone quarries and the remains of water-based industries such as the Edge Tool Works (near the source of the River Sheppey and the ancient Holy Well that also bears the name of St Aldhelm), add to Doulting’s charm.
Today a thriving village community revolves around the Church, the School and the Village Hall, with many opportunities to participate in activities, events and communal activities.
There are also numerous pleasant walking routes and public footpaths passing through the Parish, with the Poachers Pocket Inn at Chelynch and the Waggon & Horses slightly further away on the Frome Road, near Beacon Hill.
This website aims to give both visitors and residents a flavour of life in Doulting.
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