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The Minster at Night

Beautiful Ilminster


Ilminster, one of Somerset's many charming market towns, lies in the beautiful countryside of South Somerset half way between Yeovil and Taunton, close to the A303 and within easy reach of the M5.


The town gets its name from the near by River Ile and its beautiful 15th century Minster. The early town grew up around this church and its soaring perpendicular architecture and fan vaulting in both the tower and Wadham Chapel and the addition of engraved glass doors at the nave entrance, commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, make it well worth a visit. To the north of the Minster is Court Barton, a collection of attractive ham stone buildings which include the Chantry, Cross House and the old Grammar School founded in 1459. One of the first chapels to be built in the area, around 1719, can be found in East Street. Known as the Meeting House, it has been converted an exhibition gallery, with an information centre and cafe.

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Ilminster Carnival Season is nearly here

Picture o from 2013

Ilminster Carnival kicks off with the Children`s Carnival on Saturday, September 28, at 1.45pm. Entry forms are available from the Chard and Ilminster Newspaper two weeks before the Carnival or you can download one from the Ilminster Carnival Committees website Any enquires ring 01460 54649

Completed entry forms should be returned to Ilminster Home Hardware before Thursday 25th September

Ilminster Carnival takes place at 7.15pm on Saturday 4th October. Herbert`s funfair will be in town on the rec between Wednesday 1st and Saturday 4th October.

Please support the Carnival and secure this date in your diary. We hope to see you there.

Date Posted: 27/08/2014.



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