Welcome to Bishops Hull

A little local knowledge

Bishop’s Hull is a village situated in the western suburbs of Taunton in the Somerset. It includes the areas of Rumwell, Rumwell Park, Roughmoor and Longaller and is close to the River Tone. The parish, which includes the hamlet of Netherclay, has a population of 2,975 in total. 

The A38 and the A3065 pass through it.

At the top of Bishop's Hull Hill there is a post office, a village store and a butcher. The village has one primary school, Bishop's Hull Primary School, which was rebuilt in 1978, and the adjoining nursery called Checkmates.

The parish of Hull-Bishop's was part of the Taunton Deane Hundred. 

Historically the parish included the castle precincts in the centre of Taunton. 

Points of Interest

St. Peter & St. Pauls church hall is situated in the middle of the village adjacent to the church being a centrally heated single-storey building of wooden construction.

Bishop's Hull is home to St Margaret's Somerset Hospice, which provides palliative care to cancer patients from across the area.

The Frank Bond Centre, established in 1983, is named after a local builder who had two hobbies: collecting theatre organs and keeping exotic birds. He opened his garden once a year to the general public and all money that was raised went to charity. On his death he left his house and garden (now the Centre) and land to the community.
The land was used for development, some for housing and some for the building of St Margaret's Hospice.

Things to See

Rumwell Park house is a Grade II listed rococo mansion dating from 1857. It is located in the village of Rumwell on the edge of Taunton.  It is an attractive and spacious country house, in which to hold intimate private parties, family celebrations and corporate events.

Places to Eat

The Old Inn - The Old Inn, a local family & dog-friendly pub at the heart of the community. It is the hub of the village, offering great pub food, cask ales, lagers, wines & spirits.  It has an enclosed beer garden, parking, pub games are on offer and you can book your events here too.

Things to do in the area

Did you know nearby town Taunton is home to both a cinema and bowling alley and just down the road in Wellington is popular trampoline park Flip-Out.

In Taunton town centre, Vivary park offers and ornamental garden with children's play area. There are often music events on the bandstand throughout the year. 

Explore Bishops Hull

Our favourite (and highly recommended) things to check out.

Bishops Hull Butchers, Post Office and Stores is literally the heart of village life.

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