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Martock

Listed under Villages in West Country, United Kingdom.

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Martock is an attractive and friendly village, or small town, depending on who you talk to! It's main attractions include…

• The parish church of All Saints, reputed to be the second largest in the county, with some 'lancet windows' that date back to the 13th century and a wonderful wooden ceiling above the nave...

• The Treasurer's House, a medieval house in the care of the National Trust, part of which is open to the public, though only on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoons. (See here for details : http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-treasurershousemartock/ )

• And a number of very good eating houses, such as the excellent White Hart.

The older buildings are constructed of the local hamstone, quarried from the nearby Ham Hill, which looks particularly attractive in the last hour or two of sunlight on a warm spring or summer day. The old cedar tree, standing in a field at the bottom end of Pound Lane, is also well worth a photograph, particularly if there is a good sunset behind it.

For more Martock images, go to: http://www.pbase.com/moorlands/martock_my_home

The village has a library and a variety of shops, including a newsagent; two mini-supermarkets; various take-away food outlets - English, Chinese, Indian and Turkish!; a friendly coffee-shop, with some of the best coffee in Martock; and a superb bakery, the 'Bakery Roy-al'.

It also has a small but well-stocked art gallery, with excellent framing service (http://www.martockgallery.co.uk/), as well as being home to the nationally known Yandles Hobby and Tool Centre ~ another place where you can get a decent cup of coffee and a great bowl of home-made soup. (See here for details: http://www.yandleshobbycentre.com/)

Nearby, the East Lambrook Gardens are well worth a visit, as is their excellent tea-shop! The National Trust's superb Montacute House and Gardens is also just a few miles away ~ another great place for photo's! See here for details : http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-montacute/

Written by  Nikonman.

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Thanks for your very useful review. Visited the bakery yesterday - EXCELLENT!

Great Photos

Fantastic site and so enlightening - great photos.

Well done! C.L.

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