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Yatton, North Somerset

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Yatton, North Somerset

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Yatton
Population 9,176  OS grid reference ST425655 Unitary authority North Somerset Ceremonial county Somerset Region South West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town BRISTOL Postcode district BS49 Dialling code 01934 Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South West England UK Parliament North Somerset List of places UK England Yatton is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of North Somerset, which falls within the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. It is located 11 miles south-west of Bristol. Its population in 2001 was 9,176. The parish includes Claverham, a small village which was originally a farming hamlet. The origins of the village and its name are unclear, however there is evidence of Iron Age hill fort and a Roman villa in the area. The arrival of the railway in the 19th century and more recent road building have led to expansion of the village with Yatton now acting as a home to many commuters, while also supporting manufacturing industry and commerce. The village is located on the North Somerset Levels, where the low lying land, a mixture of peat, estuarine alluvium and low hills of sand and gravel, is crossed by a myriad of watercourses, providing a habitat for several scarce species. St Mary's Church dates from the 14th century and there are a range of other places of worship. In addition to religious groups, Yatton has several sporting clubs and other community groups.
Post townBRISTOL
Administrative CountyNorth Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4265
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01934
Population9,176
 

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

Iatune ~ Iatuna ~ Eatona

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

Yatton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset, 7 miles N. of Axbridge and 12 miles SW. of Bristol, 5374 ac., pop. 1825; P.O., T.O.

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