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North Petherton, Somerset

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North Petherton, Somerset

North Petherton is a small town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels. The town has a population of 5,189. The parish includes Hamp, Melcombe, Woolmersdon and Huntworth. Dating from at least the 10th century and an important settlement in Saxon times, North Petherton became a town only in the late 20th century, until then claiming to be the largest village in England.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST2933
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 code01278

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

North Pederton ~ Petherton ~ Petherton North

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

Petherton, North, par. and vil., Somerset - par. (containing North Newton, North Moor Green, and part of Burrow Bridge), 9972 ac., pop. 3723; vil., 2 miles S. of Bridgwater; P.O., T.O.; has 2 fairs annually.

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