Martock is one of the larger Parishes in Somerset, England. It is 7 miles northwest of Yeovil in the district of South Somerset. Martock has a population of 4,766 and was historically a market town.
Martock was known in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Mertoch, its meaning “Rising bright from the shining sea.”
In the 16th and 17th Centuries, Martock enjoyed a period of great prosperity due to the fertile local soils and good farming practices. The village was a home to royalty throughout the 16th century and during the civil war hosted Cromwell’s celebration of the capture of Bridgwater.