Rudge, Somerset

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Rudge Full Moon Inn.jpg
Full Moon Inn at the central crossroads
Rudge is located in Somerset
Location within Somerset
OS grid referenceST828517
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFROME
Postcode districtBA11
Dialling code01373
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°16′05″N 2°14′56″W / 51.268°N 02.249°W / 51.268; -02.249Coordinates: 51°16′05″N 2°14′56″W / 51.268°N 02.249°W / 51.268; -02.249

Rudge is a hamlet in the civil parish of Beckington in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. Its nearest town is Frome.


The hamlet is located 2.5 miles west of Westbury, Wiltshire, and 1.5 miles east of A36 road going from Bath to Warminster.

The neighbouring villages are Rode, Southwick, Dilton Marsh and Beckington.


The Full Moon pub has developed from a small pub, now having letting rooms and a restaurant.[1]

Since 1946, a public telephone and kiosk were placed outside the pub. It is now an Information Point [RIP] and mini book exchange.


The Old Manor House, sometimes known as Rudgehill Farm, was built in the early 17th century and refronted in 1692.[2]

The Baptist Chapel at Rudge was founded at the beginning of the 19th century.

The Methodist Chapel in the centre of Rudge, which was built in 1839,[3] It is now a private house.

The electricity supply to Rudge was completed by 1950, and the piped water supply was laid on in 1954.

Notable people[edit]

The English poet Samuel Daniel settled at Rudge and died here in 1619; he is buried in the nearby St George's Church, Beckington.[4]


  1. ^ "The Full Moon". The Full Moon. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Old Manor (marked on OS Maps as Rudgehill Farm)". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  4. ^ 'Daniel, Samuel', in Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911

External links[edit]

Media related to Rudge, Somerset at Wikimedia Commons