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Pawlett, Somerset

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Pawlett, Somerset

Pawlett is a small village 4 miles north of Bridgwater, in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. The village has Roman or Saxon origins. {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} It has a Norman church and expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries with the draining of the Somerset Levels. During World War II it was the site of an experimental research station into anti-barrage balloon warfare. At the site they did experiments to examine ways to use cable cutting devices on the wings of aircraft to sever the cable on which the barrage balloon was flown and thus allow the aircraft to continue on a mission unimpeded. Brave pilots actually flew their machines into cables to test the effectivnes of these cutters.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST2942
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
Population1,020 "Parish Population Statistics for Sedgemoor". ONS Census 2001. Somerset County Council. http://www.webcitation.org/5lRyCSu4c. Retrieved 2009-12-17.

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

Pauelet ~ Paulet

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

Pawlett, par. and vil., Somerset - par., 3566 ac. (580 water), pop. 531; vil., on river Parret, 4 miles N. of Bridgwater; P.O.

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