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Orchard Portman, Somerset

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Orchard Portman, Somerset

Orchard Portman is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 2 miles south of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The village has a population of 150. The parish includes the hamlet of Thurlbear and the nearby Thurlbear Wood and Quarrylands Site of Special Scientific Interest. St Thomas' church in Thurlbear is home to the heaviest complete set (cast together at the same time) of four church bells in the world.
DistrictTaunton Deane
Post townTAUNTON
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST2421
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 code01823
Population150
 

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

Orchard

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

Orchard Portman, par., Somerset, 2 miles SE. of Taunton, 635 ac., pop. 57; the property belongs to Viscount Portman.

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