World History Made At Mells
Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film projects.
Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House, itself an extension of a 15th C manor belonging to the Abbey of Glastonbury since before the Norman Conquest. The house was restored and extended around 1900 and the grounds are overlooked by the early 16th C, Perpendicular style tower of St Andrew's Church - one of the finest examples in England.
The village was an ancient wool farming and weaving community. New Street, built in 1470, was designed as a model of medieval town planning and elsewhere there are scarcely altered examples of 15th and 16th C village architecture. Also dating to the late Glastonbury period are houses, a Tithe Barn, a medieval vaulted stone Lock-up, and farms and stone outbuildings in unspoilt settings. Amongst other notable features of the village is the Talbot coaching inn with its original cobbled yard, arched entrance and stables. There is an open common overlooked by the stone built village school, scattered stone and thatched cottages with views across the Estate to Mells Down, Newbury Hill and extensive woods. See also Talbot Inn at Mells
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