Kilve History

The Domesday Book listed Kilve back in 1086 as Clive, probably after the cliffs that dominate the coastline along this part of Somerset.

Over 925 years later, the population at Kilve stands at close to 400. Sitting in the designated Quantocks Area of Outstanding National Beauty and with a rich tapestry of interesting buildings, heritage and wildlife - Kilve's history has made it the place it is today.

The village of Kilve lies withing the Quantock Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the first AONB to be established, in 1957. The main part of the village, with a 17th century coaching inn, and a busy and well-stocked Post Office and stores lies along the A39 almost exactly equidistant from Bridgwater to the East and Minehead to the West. This part of the village, formerly known as Putsham, also contains the village hall, which was extended to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and, just to the South, Kilve Court Residential Youth Centre, which runs a wide range of courses for young people.

Sheila SharpThe Quantock Online Community

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