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History

The Old Hospital - Photo supplied by Jane Hinton

Cotford St Luke is a new village, founded in the 1990’s following the closure of the Tone Vale Hospital. However, many buildings within the village date back to the reign of Victoria, with some now converted into housing.

Given some of the buildings are over 100 years olds, it is not surprising that documents relating to their use can provide a wealth of historical information about the village we live in today. For further information about our village’s history please select from the sections detailed below:

Cotford St Luke - Its Beginnings and Today

The demolition of many old hospital buildings started in 1995 after Taunton Deane Borough Council approved an ambitious plan for the development of Cotford St Luke. The first residents moved in just prior to the millennium. Although after a while it became...
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Before 1995 - The Psychiatric Hospital

The opportunity to develop Cotford St Luke arose from the closure of the NHS Tone Vale Hospital in 1995. The following is a brief summary of the hospital’s existence.Under the name Somerset and Bath Asylum, it admitted its first patients in 1897. ...
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Cotford St Luke Community Association

The Cotford St Luke Community Association is a charity that oversees the upkeep and hire of the community halls. As one of the first groups active in the village, this group was very instrumental in building a sense of community prior to the school, shop...
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The Chapel

The Chapel, like the Main Hospital building, dates from around 1890 and is Grade II listed. In the original plans for Cotford St Luke the Main Hospital building was reserved to be converted into a multi-purpose community facility - providing a community...
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Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Fri
2017
3:30 pm Ballet @ Community Hall
Ballet @ Community Hall
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
All event details are provided to the best of our knowledge at the time of updating the website. We suggest you contact the event organiser prior to attending to avoid disappointment.
7:30 pm Event Youth Club @ School Hall
Event Youth Club @ School Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT Youth Club Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm most Fridays during term time. Age: Secondary School years 7 to 11 Cost: £1 entrance What is it: A youth club   All event details are provided to[...]
Oct
22
Sun
2017
10:00 am Family Church @ Community Hall
Family Church @ Community Hall
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Church Cotford St Luke church welcomes all people, from all age groups. We are led by a Church of England Vicar (Rev. Preb Alison Norris). Our style is informal, welcoming and serving. We meet[...]
Oct
23
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Badminton @ Community Hall
Badminton @ Community Hall
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays 6.30-8.30pm : Cotford Badminton Club, Cotford Community Hall.  If you’re 16-70 and fancy a game, do come along and give it a try, or just come along to watch first if you prefer.  Contact[...]
6:30 pm Karate Club @ Community Hall
Karate Club @ Community Hall
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Term time only   All event details are provided to the best of our knowledge at the time of updating the website. We suggest you contact the event organiser prior to attending to avoid disappointment.
Oct
24
Tue
2017
5:30 pm Brownies @ Community Hall
Brownies @ Community Hall
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Brownies in Cotford St Luke is held on Tuesdays in term time, in the small village hall. Brownies starts at 5:30pm and finishes at 7pm, and is for girls aged 7 to 10 years old.[...]
7:15 pm Pilates @ School Hall
Pilates @ School Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities . It is an excellent way to help improve posture , strength and flexibility. Term-time only.   All event details are provided to the best of our[...]