Parish & Village Green

Parish & Village Green

Winsford Parish

The Parish of Winsford in Somerset lies within the Exmoor National Park, 5 miles north west of Dulverton and 8 miles south west of Dunster.  It has been named as one of Somerset’s prettiest villages.  Winsford is home to the 12th Century Royal Oak Inn, The Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms, Halse Farm Caravan and Camp Site which holds the AA 4 Pennant Award, a garage, and a village shop.

A map of Winsford Parish can be found in the Community Gallery (bottom of Home page), under ‘Parish Map & boundaries’.

Village Green

The Village Green is in the centre of Winsford and is open to residents and visitors alike.  It is managed by the Winsford Trust.  The Winn Brook flows past on two sides, on its way through the ford to join the River Exe a short distance further on.  A packhorse bridge believed to be of medieval date is next to one entrance.  The green has benches, swings and an outdoor skittle alley, and is used for various events throughout the year, including picnics, skittles, and for erecting the village Christmas Tree around where villagers meet to sing Christmas Carols.  It was even visited by Father Christmas in 2020, who stopped by to give out presents to the children!