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Montacute, Somerset

Montacute is a small village and civil parish in Somerset, England, 4 miles west of Yeovil. The village has a population of 680 (2002 estimate). The name Montacute is thought by some to derive from the Latin "Mons Acutus", referring to the small but still quite acute hill dominating the village to the west. The village is built almost entirely of the local hamstone.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Post townMONTACUTE
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4916
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 code01935
Population680
 

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

Bischopeston ~ Logaresburch ~ Logoresburg ~ Logweresbeorgh ~ Mont Acute ~ Montagud ~ Montagut

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

Montacute, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset, 4 miles W. of Yeovil, 1485 ac., pop. 859; P.O.; has quarries of magnesian limestone, an ancient camp, remains of a Cluniac priory, and the site (marked by a tower) of a strong castle; Montacute House, seat, is an imposing structure built in 1580-1601.

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