The story of The Moated Stone contains references to people and places that you may be familiar with or even have visited. This may indeed be the case, although very unlikely unless you are from the village in question.
However, if you are from the village then it is very likely that I already know you or the people you know! Please be assured that nothing contained within this story is aimed to offend or cause anything more that extreme interest.
You will note the author of this short story is David Burns (that’s me). I decided to write about Wadhams Castle and historical Knightly deeds of King Arthur and also acknowledging the philanthropist attributes of the Wadham family.
Simply, I wanted to put Wadhams Castle back on the map - it is a great place.
You can find the village of Ilton just to the North of Ilminster. A little to the North of Ilton, you’ll see the criss-cross outline of the airfield runways, then look to the West for The Moated Stone at Merifield House (or locally named Wadhams Castle). This will be the starting place for our story.