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The Quantock Towers Benefice is bounded to the east by the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to the west by the Brendon Hills of the Exmoor National park. Only two miles from the coast in the north, it is ten miles from the County Town of Taunton.
The Benefice contains two Church of England First Schools, two village shops and two post offices.
Agriculture and forestry occupy most of the land area but there are various small businesses dotted about the Benefice. Many local residents commute to work, some work from home and there is a high proportion of retired people.
The History of QTB
The process, which led to the formation of Quantock Towers Benefice began 75 years ago, when Elworthy was subsumed by Monksilver. 40 years ago, these two villages came to share an incumbent with Nettlecombe and, later, Stogumber, whilst, across the vale, Sampford Brett, Bicknoller and Crowcombe had shared an incumbent for more than 20 years before the two Benefices were amalgamated by order in Council on 1 April 2000.