Westonzoyland is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England. It is situated on the Somerset Levels,4 miles south east of Bridgwater, the name of the parish derives from its location on the island of Sowy, an area of slightly higher ground on the Somerset Levels between the River Cary and the River Parrett. The parish of Westernzoyland was created in 1515 when the parish of Sowy was divided, Westonzoyland refers to the western-most settlement on Sowy. The parish of Westonzoyland was part of the Whitley Hundred,722 acres were enclosed in 1234. With the dissolution of the Abbey in 1539, the land was divided among owners, a series of Acts of Parliament were passed between 1777 and 1801, which authorised the construction of drainage schemes in the Somerset moors and levels. The last battle in England, the Battle of Sedgemoor, was here on 6 July 1685. The royalist forces prevailed and about 500 troops were captured, a mural depicting the battle can be found on display at Sedgemoor motorway services on the North carriageway of the M5. Westonzoyland is home to Somersets earliest steam-powered pumping station, built in 1830, once a guardian of the Somerset Levels, it is now a small museum displaying stationary steam engines and exhibits of land drainage history. Pride of place goes to the pumping engine, the Easton. It is still in the engine house, built in 1861 to replace an earlier engine that had been carrying out pumping work since 1831. In 1976, restoration of the site began, and in 1990 the site was bought from the owners, the pump house has been Grade II* listed, and is on the English Heritage Heritage at Risk Register. To the east of the village is the former RAF Weston Zoyland, which was used for a variety of duties, including air combat and it now houses the Westonzoyland Microlight Aircraft Club — the Zoyboyz. Microlight aircraft fly from the base for recreation and as part of Sky Watch, a Civil Air Patrol, whose mission is Keeping an eye out from the air for anyone in distress either on land or sea. Hidden in the centre of the village are the workshops of Westonzoyland Carnival Club, formed in 1960 this is one of the oldest village clubs on the Somerset Carnival circuit. The parish council has responsibility for issues, including setting an annual precept to cover the council’s operating costs. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security. Conservation matters and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council, the village ls within the Kings Isle electoral ward. Although Westonzoyland is the most populous area the ward stretches to Othery in the south east, the total population of the ward as at the 2011 census was 4,506
Weston Zoyland airfield, 22 April 1944. Devoid of aircraft prior to the 442d Troop Carrier Group moving in during June.