Long Load is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated on the River Yeo 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Somerton in the South Somerset district.

The village has approximately 150 dwellings including 29 residential park homes. The population in 2014 was 332.

The village follows the B3165 along a spur from Martock to Somerton. It is on a geological junction between two types of stone so many of the houses are of grey blue lias stone while others are of golden hamstone.

The village is surrounded by low lying areas called levels which frequently flood during winter. Indeed the word Load is derived from an Old English word Lade for watercourse.

Long Load News

VE Day of Celebration & Scarecrow Competition

Update – unfortunately we have to cancel the VE Day of Celebration. The Scarecrow Competition will still go ahead. Following last year’s successful Village Day, we are pleased to announce that there will be another Day and Evening of Celebration this year.  It will take place on Saturday 9th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary […]

Long Load Events in 2020

Check the website for updates and new Events in 2020! You can check the latest out in the Events section of this website anytime. We already have a Table Top Sale planned for Saturday 29 February and our popular Crafty Folk Craft Club continues in 2020 and will meet every second Wednesday afternoon each month. […]

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