Langford Budville

Langford Budville

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 50.9989
longitude= -3.2669
official_name= Langford Budville
population = 473cite web |url= |title=2002 population estimates |accessdate=2007-12-06 |format= |work=Somerset County Council ]
shire_district= Taunton Deane
shire_county = Somerset
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Taunton
post_town= WELLINGTON
postcode_district = TA21
postcode_area= TA
dial_code= 01823
os_grid_reference= ST111229

Langford Budville is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated near the River Tone convert|2|mi|km|1|lk=on miles north west of Wellington, convert|4.5|mi|km|1 from Wiveliscombe and convert|6|mi|km|1 west of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The village has a population of 473.


In the 1830s the Grand Western Canal was built which included the construction of Harpford Bridge at Langford Budville, [cite web | title=Harpford Bridge over remains of Grand Western Canal, Langford Budville | work=Images of England | url= | accessdate=2007-12-06] and a new warehouse was also built. [cite web | title=Warehouse about 25 a west of Harpford Bridge, Langford Budville | work=Images of England | url= | accessdate=2007-12-06]


Langford Budville has a few basic facilities, like most villages it has a church (St. Peters), a public house (The Martlet), and a school (Langford Budville [ C of E school] ), there is also a hotel ( [ Bindon House Hotel] ).

The church of St Peter dates from the 15th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building. [cite web | title=Church of St. Peter | work=Images of England | url= | accessdate=2007-12-06] Until 1863 Langford Budville was a chapelry of Milverton, and in 1930 Runnington was united with the benefice.

Bindon House has 17th century origins but received a new front in the 19th century. Around 1865 the west wing and entrance porch were added, and around 1880 the flemish gables and east wing were added. The east wing was demolished in the 1930s. The porch gable end of the south front has square pilasters with a crest of the Warre family. The property was purchased by Henry Warre in l862, having previously been tenanted by relatives of Spencer Perceval, the Prime Minister murdered 1812. [cite web | title=Bindon House | work=Images of England | url= | accessdate=2007-12-06]

1973 UFO Incident

On October 16 1973, it is alleged that Gabriella Versacci was [ abducted by aliens] whilst driving near to the village. She saw a stationary light in the sky, like a headlight, and at the same time, the engine of her car completely lost all power. She claims she was taken on board a 'half-moon'-shaped space ship or extraterrestrial vehicle in between moments where she had blacked out, upon where she was physically examined when naked by three alien beings, including taking a blood sample; the aliens spoke perfect English. One of the aliens raped her, after she had been rendered temporarily immobile with a kind of anaesthetic issued from a small device placed on her thigh. This type of incident is designated a close encounter of the fourth kind.


* "Without Consent" by [ Philip Mantle] and Carl Nagatis, Dec 1 2002, Fortune Books, ISBN 1903782023

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