The parish of Bathealton is small and scattered with St Bartholomew’s Church and a cluster of approximately a dozen or so houses forming the heart of this friendly and active community. Bathealton technically can boast the title of village as it boasts a Village Hall, previously the Church Hall, but previously the Village School until its last intake of pupils in the early 1950’s.
The Community is lively and friendly with a firm, farming base. The strength of the community was evident during the many problems the farming community have faced in recent years, principally the foot and mouth epidemic when the last outbreak for this area was reported in Bathealton. It is in times such as these that the strength of the community is tested and Bathealton came up trumps confirming that it is not only a beautiful place scenically but a lovely place in which to live. Truly a jewel in Somerset’s crown.