Stogumber is a picturesque
but thriving village set in a valley between the Quantock and Brendon
Hills in West Somerset. With a population of approximately 600, the main enterprise is
agriculture and the village is surrounded by rolling farmland. The Parish
comprises the village itself and several hamlets, including Vellow,
Capton, Kingswood, Coleford Water and the "Vexfords". The focal point of the
village is the Square, which contains the pub shop and St. Mary's Church,
a large Norman church with an interesting William Morris style ceiling.
The street leading up to the Square, High Street, is the most photographed
part of the village, with its mix of colour-washed and thatched properties.
The Village Hall and School are situated next to each other and both
are a valuable asset to village life.