I have an old coffer that has the date 1663 and WC inscribed on the front, from the sale. It is still lined with local newspaper dating from the late 1800s.Julia Want, Norwich In 1952 my parents, sister and I spent an enjoyable week there.Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.The village falls within the Non-metropolitan district of West Somerset, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Dulverton Rural District.The building was used as a convalescent hospital during World Wars I and II, and later as a Workers Tourist Authority guest house before being demolished in 1963.Although long gone, Dunraven Castle is remembered by many as a local landmark, and its walled garden still exists.Winsford is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, located about 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Dulverton.
The subsoil of Winsford consists of rock shillet, whereas the topsoil has more of a clay-like and loamy character.
It is also part of the Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election, and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.
The district council is responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism.
Somerset County Council is responsible for running the largest and most expensive local services such as education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, policing and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.