The Old Bell House & Parsonage
Behind Tithe Barn is the Parsonage. This was part of the old rectorial estate, which was owned by Muchelney Abbey.
In the early 1900’s a doctor lived in this building, who after a trip to Italy, returned with small pieces of patterned iron. His plan was to make some beautiful gates for the Parsonage, in a similar style to these patterned pieces of metal. A local blacksmith recreated the gates, which can still be seen.
The tour now returns back down Kirkham Street, past the sports field, down to the end of the street. Immediately on your right is the Old Bell House. This was an inn during the time Somerton was a coaching centre. It now serves the purpose of a house, one of the many houses in Somerton that carries a fascinating history with it.
If you continue up the road towards The Globe, there is a large building on the right. It is by now no surprise that this building is yet another with a long and intriguing history behind it.