The Name Behind the Bag - Butleigh

The Name Behind the Bag - Butleigh


The view to the North of Butleigh village.

Well, we have have had a lovely surprise this month finally experiencing some beautiful and warm weather here in the Somerset countryside after what seemed like an endlessly cold, dark and miserable winter. We have been finishing off our new designs and retrieving them from the workshop, (we love the fact that we can pick them up in person as it is only a few miles from our headquarters). We did a photoshoot in a stunning country house in Dinder, starring Ludo the retriever and our beautiful model of the human kind. We are also getting excited about a number of shows we are doing in Somerset and further afield at the beginning of May so keep your eyes peeled for us.

Some of the buildings here date back to the 17th Century. 

You’ll remember the Butleigh clutch bag as our bestseller of NY NOW in February 2018, but the actual village is a little older than this cute clutch bag. The earliest written record of it is during the late Medieval period with evidence having recently been found of a Romano-British Villa nearby, suggesting that there were people living in the area as early as 2nd Century AD.

Above, the Admiral Hood Monument and the view below.

Despite the small village being home to only 823 people, it boasts one of the most grand sights in the Brue Valley; Butleigh Court, which is now home to the local Cricket Club. A more British village scene is hard to imagine.

Butleigh Court.

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