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Cheddar, Somerset

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Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar is a large village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. It is situated on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, 9 miles north-west of Wells. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Nyland and Bradley Cross. The village, which has its own parish council, has a population of 5,093 and the parish has an acreage of 8,592 acres as of 1961.
Post townCHEDDAR
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4553
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 code01934

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

Chedder ~ Ceder ~ Cedre ~ Ceadra ~ Ceddra ~ Cedra

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

Cheddar, par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Somerset, at entrance of Cheddar Cliffs ravine, 2½ miles SE. of Axbridge and 140 miles SW. of London, 6998 ac., pop. 2366; P.O., T.O.; has long been famous for its cheese.

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