Welcome to Monkton Heathfield

A little local knowledge

Monkton Heathfield is a hamlet in the parish of West Monkton, situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north east of Taunton. Monks from Glastonbury Abbey gave the village its name Monkton.  

Points of Interest

Close by, milling at Bathpool has an interesting history. There had been a mill at this location for several centuries but in March 1812, the structure was burnt down by a fire. The mill was rebuilt by Captain George Beadon. The mill was purchased by Thomas Redler in 1889 on the death of Beadon, but another fire damaged much of it two years later. 
In the 1820s the Bridgwater and Taunton was constructed. The work included the construction of several bridges to carry roads over the canal,  one of which is now the A38 road. 

Things to See

Things to eat

The Elm Tree Restaurant is located in the Monkton Elm Garden Centre and serves a selection of tasty home-cooked meals. 

Nearby you can find Silver’s Pantry which serves breakfast, brunch and lunch.  They have an inviting open kitchen set up with allows the customers to see what is happening in the kitchen and the setting of the café is wonderfully peaceful and serene. 

Things to do

In the local Taunton area a particular place of interest to visit is the The Museum of Somerset. The museum is located in the 12th-century great hall of Taunton Castle, in Taunton in the county of Somerset, England. 

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