Notable Buildings and Spaces

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Barrow at Milborne Wick  

The Cemetery at Wheathill Lane

For a guide to the Cemetery and to notable graves, click here.

Church of St John the Evangelist

Church School (now The Clockspire)

Brecon House, North Street

The Guildhall, High Street (lower part now used by Wayne Pullen, butcher)

Look at the wonderful drawing (bottom right) from the early 1800s of the area where the old Market Cross used to be; you can see The King’s Head pub (now The Tippling Philosopher) on the right and the Guildhall on the left in the foreground. A bit of artistic licence has been taken with the position of the base of the Market Cross (now at The Clump at the junction with Bathwell Lane and thought to date from the 13th century, Grade II listed); you can see better where it used to be in the second picture (select to see the whole thing). The photos of the door/doorway of the Guildhall (also Grade II listed) and of the street will help you to compare the area with what it looks like now, and get a sense of the true perspective!

The Methodist Chapel (now flats), Coldharbour

In 1960, Reverend Frank Chamberlain published ‘a short survey’ which he entitled ‘A Chronological History – with Anecdotes of Milborne Port Methodist Church’ which offers a fascinating account of the development of what was clearly a tight-knit community of chapel-goers. The links to all of the pages of the booklet are accessible here. Many thanks to Andy Topp who provided a copy, which belonged to his grandmother Clarissa Abbott, a stalwart of the Methodist community for many years. Harry W Brown also writes about the chapel in his 1941 ‘Gi’e ‘s a ‘dip’; click here to see his observations.

Dyke’s Factory (now Southill Vets), North Street

Cross House, North Street

The Old Mill, Lower Kingsbury

Greystones, Lower Kingsbury


Ven House, London Road

To see material documenting some of the history and architecture of Ven House, click here.

Medieval Church House (14-17 High Street): In 2018, the Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group researched the origins of this row of cottages on the High Street and made a fascinating discovery – that this terrace of cottages was once the late medieval church house of Milborne Port . These cottages are therefore amongst the most significant buildings in our village. To see a copy of the report of their findings, which formed the basis of the group’s excellent presentation to members of our History and Heritage Group, click here. We are so grateful to the Vernacular Building Research Group for their hard work and huge enthusiasm, and for their gift to our village of this knowledge.

Ball Court, High Street

The Pound: Click here to read about the animal pound in Lower Kingsbury.