Street Village Wells
Somerset BA16 0BB
The large village of Street is located on the A39, only a mile (1.6 km) or so south west of Glastonbury Village.
The name 'Street' comes from the Roman name ‘Strata’ meaning a paved road. The Romans gave the name to the village when they renewed their causeway between the village and Glastonbury.
A Quaker Community
In the mid 17th Century, the Quakers (Society of Friends) settled in the area. Amongst this group was the Clark family who established a sheepskin rug business. This business gradually evolved into a boot and shoe manufacturer and the village is now the home of C & J Clark Ltd, probably better known as Clarks, the British shoe manufacturers.
Clarks Village
Although manufacturing is no longer conducted in the village, the Clark Shoe headquarters continues to be located there. The company has set up a ‘factory’ outlet (Clarks Village) on the site of its former factory buildings.
The Village is said to be the UK’s first ‘factory outlet’ with over 90 outlet shops offering discounts on famous brands.
The Village has:
- disabled access
- disabled toilets
- Baby change facilities
There is a café/snack bar and restaurant. Car parking is nearby
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone  + 44 (0)1458 840 064
The Shoe Museum
The Shoe Museum is located at 40 High Street near to Clarks Village. See The Shoe Museum article in this website.
Getting There
- From Glastonbury Village
Take the A39 to Street, a distance of approximately one mile (1.6 km). From the M5: exit at Junction 23 and then follow the A39 east to Street about 10 miles (16 km).
- From M5 Motorway
Exit at Junction 23 and then follow the A39 east to Street, about 10 miles (16 kms)
- From Wells City
Take the A39 to Glastonbury and then on to Street.
- From the M3
Take Exit 8 (restricted junction – exit only to A303). Follow the A303 passing Andover, Amesbury and Wincanton past Cadbury Castle as far as Podimore. Follow the signs to the A372 and B3151 North to Street
Google Map - Street Village


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