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Bruton, Somerset

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Bruton, Somerset

Bruton is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the River Brue seven miles south-east of Shepton Mallet, just south of Snakelake Hill and Coombe Hill, ten miles north-west of Gillingham and twelve miles south-west of Frome in the South Somerset district. The town has a population of 2,945. The parish includes the hamlet of Wyke Champflower.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Post townBruton
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6834
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

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

Bruiton ~ Brauetone ~ Briuetona ~ Briutona ~ Briweton ~ Briwetone ~ Briwetona ~ Brumetone

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

Bruton, par. and market town with ry. sta., mid. Somerset, on river Brue, 2 miles E. of Bridgwater and 117 miles SW. of London, 3631 ac., pop. 1849; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday; has a fine old English Perpendicular church; in the market-place is an ancient hexagonal cross; a good cattle show is held annually in October.

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