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Clevedon, North Somerset

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Clevedon, North Somerset

Clevedon is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of North Somerset, which covers part of the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. The town has a population of 21,957 according to the United Kingdom Census 2001.
Administrative CountyNorth Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST3971
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01275

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

Clivedone ~ Clivedona

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

Clevedon.-- par., vil., and branch terminus of Bristol and Exeter Ry., E. Somerset, 16 miles SW. of Bristol and 134 miles W. of London, 2987 ac. land and 1080 water, pop. 4869; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. The vil., which is under a rocky height called Dial Hill, 1 mile from Bristol Channel, is a favourite watering-place. Myrtle Cottage was for some time the residence of Coleridge (1772-1834), the poet. St Andrew's Church contains the tomb of Hallam (1777-1859), the historian. On the pier head is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 7 miles. Clevedon Court, seat, of time of Edward II., is 1 mile NE. of vil.

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