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Draycott and Rodney Stoke CE First School

Rodney Stoke Village


Recorded in the Domesday book and close to the Iron Age settlement of Westbury Camp, Rodney Stoke is one of Somerset’s ‘Thankful Villages’ – the good fortune of not losing any men in World War One is commemorated today by a memorial window in the church.


We are privileged to live in a flight corridor and feeding ground for the Greater Horseshoe BatCheddar Complex, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), lies to the north and Mascalls’ Wood, an ancient woodland and Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve, lies to the west. The crossroads may be the site of an old Roman road. Close to the village is the Rodney Stoke nature reserve, which is also an SSSI.


Our church, St Leonard’s, was built in around 1175 and is Grade I listed. It contains a screen dated 1624, which illustrates the rather gory martyrdom of St Erasmus.