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Ilchester, Somerset

Ilchester is a village and civil parish, situated on the River Yeo or Ivel, five miles north of Yeovil, in the English county of Somerset. The parish, which includes the village of Sock Dennis (also known as Stock-Dennis) and the old parish of Northover, has a population of 2,021. Sock Dennis lies on the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Post townYEOVIL
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST5222
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 code01935

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

Givelcester ~ Ischalis ~ Ivelchester ~ Pont Ivel Coit ~ Pontavel Coit ~ Giuelcestre ~ Giuelecestre ~ Giuel ~ Giulecestra ~ Ciulecestra ~ Ecclesia S Andreae

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

Ilchester, par. and vil., mid. Somerset, on river Yeo, 5 miles NW. of Yeovil, 653 ac., pop. 683; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. Ilchester is of ancient origin, and was at one time the chief town in Somerset. It was the birthplace of Roger Bacon (1214-1292), Franciscan monk and philosopher, and gives the title of earl to family of Fox Strangways.

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