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South Petherton, Somerset

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South Petherton, Somerset

South Petherton is a small country town and civil parish on the River Parrett in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. It is 5 miles east of Ilminster and 5 miles north west of Crewkerne. It had a population of approximately 3,200 in 2002. The parish includes the hamlets of Yeabridge, Compton-Durvill, South Harp, and Over Stratton, and is approximately 2 miles from East Lambrook, Martock and Lopen. It is distinctive for the traditional hamstone construction of many of its buildings.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4316
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 code01460

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

Pedderton ~ Pedridan ~ Petherton ~ Petherton South

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

Petherton, South.-- small town and par., Somerset, on river Parret, 3 miles SW. of Martock sta. and 4½ N. of Crewkerne, 3311 ac., pop. 2424; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The chief features of the town are its ancient church (restored 1861), an endowed national school, and a fine bridge, which here crosses the Parret. Numerous country residences are in the neighbourhood.

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