Merriott is the largest village in south Somerset, home to more than two thousand people.  This website aims to provide a place to find out more about what's happening in the village, whether you live here or elsewhere. Please explore and send us your comments.

Merriott is an historic village based around three roads surrounding a large area of farmland. More modern houses have now been built on some of this, but several fields remain at the heart of the village.

Use the link on the left for a pictorial tour.

The village lies four miles south of the A303 trunk road from London to Exeter and 16 miles east of the M5 at Taunton. A major source of employment, especially with Westland Helicopters, is to be found in Yeovil 7 miles to the east, where there is also a thriving Further Education College. Exeter airport (the home hub of Flybe) is 35 miles away and Bristol airport about 50 miles to the north west.

The village is set in rich farming country and is about 14 miles from the south coast at Bridport and Lyme Regis

The village has a Parish Council and is part of the area administered by South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council. It is in the Yeovil Parliamentary Constituency and the current Conservative Member of Parliament is Marcus Fysh.

The village has an excellent range of local services including a garage, a petrol station, a butcher, two general stores, a post office, and a fish and chip shop, two pubs, a pharmacy (which will collect prescriptions and deliver medicines), a plant nursery and a pottery. There is a first school and pre-school, a church, a chapel, and a village hall, tithe barn and social club which are all host to a wide range of activities - some of these are listed on the Organisations tab above.

There is a recreation ground with junior and senior play areas, cricket and football pitches, tennis courts and a bowling green. There is a separate squash club and court.

Crewkerne, with a range of shops including a Waitrose Supermarket, is two miles away. The main line railway station for the London, Waterloo to Exeter line is at Crewkerne. The service to Waterloo takes two hours 30 minutes with trains leaving every hour. London Hammersmith can also be reached by Berry's Express Coach which runs a regular service twice a day.

In 2007 the village published a Village Plan and it was as a direct result of the Plan that the Pharmacy opened in January 2009. Another major development priority is a surgery. The doctors of Crewkerne Health Centre, with encouragement and support from the Somerset Primary Care Trust, are now looking for a suitable site for a surgery and developing a business plan with the aim of opening a new surgery in Merriott in about two years time.