About Shipham

Shipham Village

Shipham is a friendly village on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England. The Civil Parish of Shipham includes the village of Rowberrow and the hamlet of Star - a total population of a little over 1100. We are a flourishing community with active churches, a school and many societies and activities based at our Village Hall.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with pasture land and extensive forests. Many bridleways and footpaths, including the West Mendip Way, cross the parish providing ready access to the hills and Mendip plateau, where there are extensive views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast and Brecon Beacons beyond.

See the Mendip Hills AONB website at http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk

Mendip Hills

Explore the Mendip Hills and discover their importance for lead and zinc mining, enjoy the varied countryside and historic features by doing the Discovering Britain website Shipham Walk, or download a pdf version of the Shipham Walk.

Shipham in 1843

Why not look at Shipham in 1843?

More to Come

More will be added to "About Shipham" in due course.