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Sparkford, Somerset

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Sparkford, Somerset

Sparkford is a village and civil parish in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the village of Weston Bampfylde. It is situated near the junction of the A303 from London to Exeter and the A359 from Frome to Yeovil. In 1986 a bypass was built to take the main traffic on the A303 around the north of the village. The population is about 500 mostly living along the old A303 and Church Road, which runs down to the former water mill and the church.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Post townYeovil
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6026
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 code01963

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

Spercheford ~ Sparkeforde

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

Sparkford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset - par., 950 ac., pop. 253; vil., 5 miles SW. of Castle Cary; P.O.; near the vil. is Sparkford Hall, seat.

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