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Williton, Somerset

Williton is a small-sized town and civil parish in West Somerset, England. It has many of the facilities of a small town, being the administrative centre for the district. Williton is situated at the junction of the A39, A358 and B3191 roads. It is situated 2 miles south of Watchet on the coast and is roughly equidistant between Minehead, Bridgwater and Taunton. The parish includes the seaside village of Doniford and the hamlet of St Decumans.
DistrictWest Somerset
Post townWILLITON
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST0741
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01984
Population2,708
 

Other names by which Williton, Somerset has been known in the past

Welletone ~ Welletune ~ Willetone ~ Wile ~ Willetona

Williton, Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Williton, small town with ry. sta., St Decumans par., Somerset, in N. of co., 2 miles SE. of Watchet and 14 NW. of Taunton; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 news-paper. The town is well built, and has an ancient church restored in 1858. The trade is mainly agricultural; markets are held on the second Monday of every month.

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