The Village

Pen Selwood parish is situated at the meeting point of 3 counties, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, to the north east of Wincanton and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as an area rich in history. Its residents enjoy the peace and quiet and the stunning views from the ridge over the Blackmore Vale to Glastonbury Tor and beyond.

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On a lovely recent May morning I happened to glance out of the bedroom window and saw a strange little creature on the bird feeder hanging from a nearby tree.   I opened the French windows, walked out and saw immediately that the tiny beast was covered with peachy-coloured fur, including its tail.  It was a dormouse.

I quickly fetched my camera and took some photos.  When I looked again some time later it had climbed back down and was busily eating the peanuts.    Twenty minutes later…


Posted by Leana Pooley on June 10, 2015 at 10:00

Have you lost....a little black dog?

I've had a call to say a little black dog followed a jogger all the way to the pub at Stourhead. The jogger has left her number at the pub and taken the dog home to Wincanton rather than leave it roaming. 

Call the Spread Eagle 01747 840587 if it's yours.

Posted by Admin on June 7, 2015 at 15:21

Documents for Penhouse Farm planning application

On the Somerset County Council Planning site here

If this link fails go to and type Pen Selwood as Parish then search.

Posted by Admin on June 3, 2015 at 22:00


LOST DOG: We are looking for Lula - our ORANGE WORKING COCKER SPANIEL - she has been missing since Sunday evening 24th May 2015.  Last seen in Moldram's Ground.  If anyone has any information please call 01747 841 283.  Many thanks.

Posted by Camilla Nelson on May 25, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Requests & Offers

Mobile phone provider 6 Replies

Hello. First time poster to the Pen Selwood website. Not sure if this is the right location for a query like this, but here we go.I have an O2 phone which has a good signal most of the time, but then drops out to nothing intermittently. It's not the phone, and I suspect it's another provider's mast nearby crushing the signal.Anyone have any advice on the best mobile provider for the village? We're up near the church.Andrew WarrenContinue

Tags: o2, phone, mobile

Started by Andrew Warren. Last reply by geoff parcell Mar 31.

Occasional help with care

It's called 'old age' but I do need help getting up in the morning and getting to bed at night, I do have two ladies who come in but would like a third as a reserve. There is no medical care required or lifting and I do pay for time. If anyone is interested please contact me Gill Matthews on 840412Continue

Started by Gill Mar 4.


If anyone is interested in going to Crufts on Friday March 6th, there are a few seats remaining in a coach leaving from Street. Please contact me on 840680 and I can give further details.Continue

Started by Penny Varnes Feb 7.

Pasting Table 2 Replies

Does anyone have a pasting table that I could borrow to do some wallpapering please?Penny Varnes840680Continue

Started by Penny Varnes. Last reply by Mike & Sheila Carson Dec 23, 2014.


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