Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Somerset » Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Local area map loading...

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Burnham-on-Sea is a town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgwater Bay. Burnham was a small village until the late 18th century, when it began to grow because of its popularity as a seaside resort. It forms part of the parish of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge. According to the 2001 census the population of the parish was 18,401.
DistrictSedgemoor
Post townBURNHAM-ON-SEA
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST3049
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01278
Population18,401 (2001 census)
 

Your comments about Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

What do you know about Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus