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Bishops Lydeard, Somerset

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Bishops Lydeard, Somerset

Bishops Lydeard is a village and civil parish located in Somerset, England, bypassed, since 1967, by the A358 road and West Somerset Railway 5 miles north-west of Taunton in the district of Taunton Deane. The village has a population of 3,949 persons. The hamlet of East Lydeard is less than a mile to the east of the village; west of the village is Sandhill Park, an eighteenth-century country home. Bishops Lydeard is a railway station on the West Somerset Railway.
DistrictTaunton Deane
Post townTaunton
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST1629
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01823

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


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

Bishops-Lydeard, par. and vil. with ry. sta., W. Somerset, 5 miles NW. of Taunton, 4686 ac., pop. 1196; P.O., T.O. The church has remarkable tower in Perpendicular English.

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