Hinton St. George is probably the most perfect of the villages between Yeovil and Ilminster, constructed with the attractive golden Ham Hill stone. The stone was quarried only five miles away, on Hamdon Hill.
High Street, is a broad main street, which is almost entirely Tudor, Jacobean, or Georgian, and has a late-medieval cross with a carving, which is said to be of St. John the Baptist. Many of the cottages are thatched and from West Street, a stone paved path leads to the fifteen century Church of St. George, with its splendid gargoyled tower. It contains monuments to the Poulett family who, from the fifteen century, owned Hinton House and the vast estate to the west of the village. The village inn, not surprisingly, is called the Lord Poulett Arms.
St. George’s Church
High Street, South Street, West Street
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