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Wedmore, Somerset

Wedmore is a village and civil parish in the county of Somerset, England. It is situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, often called the Isle of Wedmore. It forms part of Sedgemoor district. The parish consists of three main villages: Wedmore, Blackford and Theale, with 14 hamlets including Bagley, Cocklake, Mudgley, Panborough and Sand. Wedmore has a population of 3,145 according to the 2001 census.
DistrictSedgemoor
Post townWEDMORE
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4347
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01934
Population3,145 (2001)
 

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

Wead Moore ~ Wetmor

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

Wedmore, par. and vil., Somerset, 4½ miles S. of Axbridge, 9986 ac., pop. 3060; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; King Alfred had a summer palace here; the Peace of Wedmore, between King Alfred and Guthrum of East Anglia, was concluded in 878.

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