A ‘twin town’ in an area famous for coal mining and railways, Norton Radstock consists of Midsomer Norton, on the banks of the River Somer, and Radstock. Two 15th century churches are among the oldest buildings of note. One of them, the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Ghost, is housed in a tithe barn that was converted by architect Gilbert Scott. Radstock Museum is housed in a restored Victorian market hall and possesses memorabilia from the Somerset Coal Canal and Somerset and Dorset Great Western Railways. Writhlington School has the largest collection of orchids outside Kew Gardens.
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