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Ilminster, Somerset

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Ilminster, Somerset

Ilminster is a country town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset, England, with a population of 4,781. Bypassed a few years ago, the town now lies just east of the junction of the A303 and the A358. The parish includes the village of Peasmarsh and the hamlet of Sea.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST3614
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01460

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

Ileminstre ~ Ilemonstre

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

Ilminster, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Somerset, on river Isle, 5 miles NE. of Chard, 4050 ac., pop. 3281; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The trade of Ilminster is mostly in flax and tow; there are also mfrs. of ropes, bricks, and tiles.

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