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Cotford St Luke Parish Council



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

Mar
28
Thu
2019
2:00 pm Toddler Church @ St Luke's Centre
Toddler Church @ St Luke's Centre
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Toddler Church Time: 2.15pm to 3.15pm every Thursday during term time Age: Babies, Pre-school toddlers, parents, grandparents, carers and guardians are all very welcome Cost: Free (donations for tea/coffee and pennies towards a charity we[...]
Mar
29
Fri
2019
7:30 pm Event Youth Club @ St Lukes Centre
Event Youth Club @ St Lukes Centre
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT Youth Club Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm once a month on Fridays during term time. Age: Secondary School years 10 to 11 Cost: £1 entrance What is it: A youth club   All event details are provided to[...]
Mar
31
Sun
2019
10:00 am Family Church @ St Luke's Centre
Family Church @ St Luke's Centre
Mar 31 @ 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[...]
Apr
1
Mon
2019
6:30 pm Karate Club @ Community Hall
Karate Club @ Community Hall
Apr 1 @ 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.
10:00 pm Baby Group @ St Luke's Centre
Baby Group @ St Luke's Centre
Apr 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Apr
2
Tue
2019
5:30 pm Brownies @ St Luke's Centre
Brownies @ St Luke's Centre
Apr 2 @ 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.[...]