Northmoor Green

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Northmoor Green
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The Church of St Peter and St John
Northmoor Green is located in Somerset
Northmoor Green
Northmoor Green
 Northmoor Green shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST335325
District Sedgemoor
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA7
Dialling code 01278
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bridgwater and West Somerset
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Coordinates: 51°05′16″N 2°57′03″W / 51.0879°N 2.9508°W / 51.0879; -2.9508

Northmoor Green is a village in south central Somerset, England, that is more commonly known as Moorland, and sometimes mistakenly called Fordgate even though it is a separate hamlet. These places being hamlets of Moorland in the civil parish of North Petherton.

Set in the heart of the Somerset levels it has the river Parrett running next to it. It has fewer local amenities than it used to; the village shop, school and post office have closed leaving only a church, village hall and an out of village pub, The Thatchers Arms. The church of St Peter and St John was built in the 1840s.[1]

The Village Hall was built to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It was originally started by the villagers themselves, but had to be pulled down and rebuilt by professional builders, as the walls were not straight. Dances used to be held in it once a month, with refreshments provided by the local Women's Institutes.

Before the hall was built, a small amateur dramatic society, The Parrett Players, produced two one act plays which were held in the local school.

The village gained nationwide recognition in February 2014 due to extensive flooding on the Somerset Levels which particularly affected Moorland,[2] when the Environment Agency constructed an earth bank to try to hold back the water.[3]

Moorland Court Farmhouse was built in the early 19th century. It is a Grade II listed building.[4] Winslade Farmhouse which is also listed dates from the 17th century,[5] as does Moorland Cottage.[6]

North Moor to the south of the village is a 676.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.[7] The low lying area is drained by a series of ditches and the Northmoor Pumping Station.[8]

Serious flooding occurred during the Winter flooding of 2013–14 on the Somerset Levels. The Church of St Peter and St John was closed for two years following the flooding and reopened in January 2016.[9]


  1. ^ "St Peter & St John, Northmoor Green". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paterson: Flood Victims 'Right' To Be Angry". Sky News. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Floods: storms and weather live". Telegraph. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Moorland Court Farmhouse". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Winslade Farmhouse". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Moorland Cottage". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  7. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 9 August 2006)
  8. ^ "North Moor and Salt Moor Water Level Management Plan" (PDF). Somerset Drainage Boards. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Somerset Levels flood-hit church reopens in Moorland". BBC. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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