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The Bruton Town Dovecot


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Bruton is a small ancient town in South Somerset situated in the Brue Valley. Although there have been many changes, the town retains it's charm and character and is steeped in history. The River Brue flows through the middle and provides a pleasant walk for townspeople and visitors alike. Bruton has many interesting and historical buildings including the medieval Packhorse Bridge, St Mary's Church, Sexey's Hospital and the Dovecote.

Wool was the main industry of the town in the middle ages giving way to the silk industry in the late 18th century. Today the two main industries are farming and education. There are five schools in Bruton: King's School, founded in 1519, Bruton School for Girls, Sexey's School, a Primary School and the Meadow School for Steiner Education.

Bruton has many thriving groups and societies to keep its 3000 residents fully occupied. The annual Festival of Arts, including the Packhorse Fair is a noteworthy attraction as are the Art Show, Horticultural Show and musical and theatrical productions.

Many footpaths weave their way through Bruton and the surrounding countryside, including the Leyland Trail and Macmillan Way, and many walkers use Bruton as a centre. The town has several award-winning restaurants and hostelries and good bed and breakfast facilities.

The Community Office, situated in the High Street, will be happy to provide local tourist leaflets, bus and train timetables and details of local events.


April 2014
Apr 3rd Blackmore Vale Business Networking Group breakfast meeting at Truffles
Apr 4th Batcombe Film Society
Apr 5th Harefield Transplant Unit Coffee Morn - Comm Hall
Apr 5th Bruton Community Hall Coffee Morning
Apr 5th Live Cowgirl Jazz, The Castle, Bruton
Apr 7th Bruton Players’ at The Castle, Bruton
Apr 7th WITS meeting: The Social Media – help or hindrance?
Apr 7th B&D Flower Club Craft Evening, Bruton Community Hall
Apr 8th W.I. talk, Handmade Hats and Fascinators, Bruton Community Hall
Apr 10th Curry Night, Montague Inn
Apr 10th Batcombe Film Society: The Wizard of Oz
Apr 11th Bumblebees and their Habitat, Brewham Village Hall
Apr 11th DJ night with Phil Harry at The Sun Inn, Bruton
Apr 12th Bruton Choral Society Coffee Morn - Comm Hall
Apr 12th Bruton Community Hall Coffee Morning
Apr 12th St Mary’s Church, Bruton, Spring Clean
Apr 12th Live music with the Defibrillators, The Castle, Bruton
Apr 17th Irish Plus Session, The Castle, Bruton
Apr 18th A United Walk of Witness, Bruton Methodist Church
Apr 19th Conservative Association Coffee Morn - Comm Hall
Apr 19th Bruton Community Hall Coffee Morning
Apr 19th Tuesday Blues Club, The Castle, Bruton
Apr 25th Castle Cary Choir Concert, St John the Baptist Church, Brewham
Apr 25th Quiz night with pizza, Shepton Montague Village Hall
Apr 26th Bruton Museum Coffee Morn - Community Hall
Apr 26th Bruton Community Hall Coffee Morning
Apr 26th Live music with Dan Hamilton, The Castle, Bruton
Apr 27th Pub Quiz in aid of St. Mary's Church, Bruton at The Sun Inn, Bruton
Apr 28th B&D Horticultural Society talk, Bruton Community Hall


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