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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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