Iron Age settlers realised the potential of this sheltered and welcoming spot three millennia ago.They raised their families here and buried their dead. Establishing a community that continues to this day. Located at the point where the beautiful Mendip Hills meet the Severn Estuary and the river Axe.
Bleadon has a thriving, friendly community of about 1050 residents, with a mix of traditional local families and new-comers from diverse backgrounds. There is a mix in the village of single people, families and couples, with ages ranging from newborn to ninety. We believe that most people would find Bleadon a socially active and friendly community.
We try to go out of our way to greet newcomers and welcome them to the village through the Contact us group. Local facilities include Bleadon Stores & Post Office, a cafe, two garages, a hair and therapy centre, three pubs providing foodand drink, and fortnightly visits from the mobile library. Doctors' and dentists' surgeries abound at nearby Weston-super-Mare.
The hourly daytime bus service will take you directly to nearby Weston General Hospital in ten minutes and on to Weston town centre ten minutes later. The 700 year-old church of St Peter & St Paul stands proudly at the heart of the village and welcomes all to its regular services. The thriving Coronation Hall has a very full events calendar. Rarely a day goes by without some social activity in the two halls. Alongside you'll find a delightful and safe little play area, plenty of free car parking, and a popular purpose built youth club.
Within minutes of leaving the Coronation car park you can be walking one of many delightful footpaths that will lead you around the parish. From demanding climbs to the top of the Mendips to easy-going riverside trails.
Between the woods in folded hands
An accidental village stands,
Untidily, and with an air
Of wondering who left it there
Four square upon a little hill
The Norman church is Norman still;
And on the winding road below
The ageing houses come and go,
Grey faced and wrinkled, in a long indented row.
A A Milne"The Norman Church" 1948
Population 1068 (2001 Census)437 Properties & 874 Electors