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Welcome to the

Holford Village Website

The village of Holford, Somerset - sits at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - AONB) and is a village with many clubs and societies giving a wide range of activities to participate in.   For cyclists and walkers visiting our village - refreshments can be sampled at both the Plough Inn and Combe House Hotel. The Plough Inn is situated by the A39 and Combe House Hotel is situated towards the end of Holford Combe at the other end of the village from The Plough Inn. The Village of Holford is about 14 miles from Bridgwater, on the A39, and is a small village of about 200 people. The older part of the village is best approached by turning left into a narrow lane off the A39, shortly after some bollards in the middle of the road. The village is mainly situated on the left of the A39 (from Bridgwater) whilst on the right there is some newer housing, the village hall and cricket field. Holford is a lovely picturesque village on the edge of the Quantocks. It is surrounded by beautiful Combes with wonderful names like Butterfly combe and Ladies combe, in the middle there is Holford Glen, once the home of a Huguenot silk factory. There have been people living in the area since the Iron age and just above the village can be seen Dowesbrough, an iron age hill fort, also known locally as Danesborough. The Romans also left evidence of their occupation and Roman coins have been found around the village. The history of the village is a fascinating study, and if you want to know more there is a lovely little booklet available from the church for the cost of £1:00 called "A Brief History of Holford" by J. J. A. Hayman. One of the explanations for the origin of the name of Holford is its geographical position. Holford was originally clustered around the old coach road where it dipped down to ford the stream, it is also situated in a narrow valley (locally 'combe'), or 'Hole'. And so we have the name of 'Holeford'.
The Days Ahead

August

Location of events subject to change - when the H&DV Hall closes for refurbishment 18th Sat 19th Sun 11am - Family Service (Rev’d. Andrew Tatham) - Holford Parish Church 20th Mon 6pm - KHARS (Kilve & Holford Community Car Scheme) AGM - Kilve Village Hall 21st Tue 6pm until 7.30pm - Karate - Holford & District Village Hall 22nd Wed 23rd Thu 10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford & District Village Hall 7.30pm - Table Tennis - Holford & District Village Hall 24th Fri 10am until 1pm - Holford Art Group meet - Kilve Village Hall 1pm until 4pm - Holford Craft group meet - Kilve Village Hall 25th Sat 26th Sun 10am - Benefice Eucharist - Stringston Parish Church 27th Mon Summer Bank Holiday 28th Tue 6pm until 7.30pm - Karate - Holford & District Village Hall 29th Wed 30th Thu 10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford & District Village Hall 7.30pm - Table Tennis - Holford & District Village Hall 31st Fri 10am until 1pm - Holford Art Group meet - Kilve Village Hall 1pm until 4pm - Holford Craft group meet - Kilve Village Hall

September

1st Sat Refuse, Garden Waste & Recycling 2nd Sun 2pm until 4pm - Christina’s Family fun Day (Ducks) - Bourne Stream, Holford Combe 6.30pm - Evensong - Holford Parish Church 3rd Mon 4th Tue 6pm until 7.30pm - Karate - Holford & District Village Hall 5th Wed 6th Thu 10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford & District Village Hall 7.30pm - Table Tennis - Holford & District Village Hall 7th Fri 10am until 1pm - Holford Art Group meet - Kilve Village Hall 1pm until 4 pm - Holford Craft Group meet - Kilve Village Hall
Photo by Jean Pearce
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Holford is a lovely picturesque village on the edge of the Quantocks. It is surrounded by beautiful Combes with wonderful names like Butterfly combe and Ladies combe, in the middle there is Holford Glen, once the home of a Huguenot silk factory. There have been people living in the area since the Iron age and just above the village can be seen Dowesbrough, an iron age hill fort, also known locally as Danesborough. The Romans also left evidence of their occupation and Roman coins have been found around the village. The history of the village is a fascinating study, and if you want to know more there is a lovely little booklet available from the church for the cost of £1:00 called "A Brief History of Holford" by J. J. A. Hayman. One of the explanations for the origin of the name of Holford is its geographical position. Holford was originally clustered around the old coach road where it dipped down to ford the stream, it is also situated in a narrow valley (locally 'Combe'), or 'Hole'. And so we have the name of 'Holeford'.

Welcome to the

Holford Village Website

The village of Holford, Somerset - sits at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - AONB) and is a village with many clubs and societies giving a wide range of activities to participate in.   For cyclists and walkers visiting our village - refreshments can be sampled at both the Plough Inn and Combe House Hotel. The Plough Inn is situated by the A39 and Combe House Hotel is situated towards the end of Holford Combe at the other end of the village from The Plough Inn. The Village of Holford is about 14 miles from Bridgwater, on the A39, and is a small village of about 200 people. The older part of the village is best approached by turning left into a narrow lane off the A39, shortly after some bollards in the middle of the road. The village is mainly situated on the left of the A39 (from Bridgwater) whilst on the right there is some newer housing, the village hall and cricket field.
The Days Ahead August	 Location of events subject to change -  when the H&DV Hall closes for refurbishment 18th	Sat	 19th	Sun	11am - 	Family Service (Rev’d. Andrew  Tatham) - Holford Parish Church 20th	Mon	6pm - 	KHARS (Kilve & Holford  Community Car Scheme) AGM -  Kilve Village Hall 21st	Tue	6pm - 	Karate - Holford & District  Village Hall 22nd	Wed	 23rd	Thu	10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford &  District Village Hall 7.30pm - 	Table Tennis - Holford & District  Village Hall 24th	Fri	10am - 	Holford Art Group meet -  1pm -	Kilve Village Hall 1pm - 	Holford Craft group meet -  4pm -	Kilve Village Hall 25th	Sat	 26th	Sun	10am - 	Benefice Eucharist - Stringston Parish Church 27th	Mon			Summer Bank Holiday 28th	Tue	6pm - 	Karate - Holford & District Village Hall 29th	Wed	 30th	Thu	10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford &  District Village Hall 7.30pm - 	Table Tennis - Holford & District  Village Hall 31st	Fri	10am - 	Holford Art Group meet -  Kilve Village Hall 1pm - 	Holford Craft group meet -  Kilve Village Hall  September 1st	Sat			Refuse, Garden Waste &  Recycling 2nd	Sun	2pm - 	Christina’s Family fun Day  (Ducks) - Bourne Stream,  Holford Combe 6.30pm - 	Evensong - Holford Parish Church 3rd	Mon	 4th	Tue	6pm - 	Karate - Holford & District  Village Hall 5th	Wed	 6th	Thu	10.15am - Coffee and Play - Holford &  District Village Hall 7.30pm - 	Table Tennis - Holford & District  Village Hall 7th	Fri	10am - 	Holford Art Group meet - Kilve  Village Hall 1pm  - 	Holford Craft Group meet - Kilve Village Hall
Photo by Jean Pearce