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Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Shepton Mallet is a small rural town and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset in South West England. Situated approximately 18 miles south of Bristol and 5 miles east of Wells, the town is estimated to have a population of 9,700. It contains the administrative headquarters of Mendip District Council. The Mendip Hills lie to the north, and the River Sheppey runs through the town.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6143
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01749

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

Sepeton ~ Shepton ~ Shepton Mailet ~ Shepun

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

Shepton Mallet (popularly Shepun), market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 5 miles SE. of Wells and 120 SW. of London, 3572 ac., pop. 5322; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Shepton Mallet, known to the Saxons as Sepeton, possesses a fine old parish church, an endowed grammar school, and a considerable market-place, in the centre of which stands a handsome market-cross of hexagonal form, erected in 1500. It has mfrs. of silk, velvet, crape, ribbons, &c., an extensive brewing trade, and a large corn market.

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