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Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset

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Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset

Radstock is a town in Somerset, England, 9 miles south west of Bath, and 8 miles north west of Frome. It is within the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset and had a population of 5,275 according to the 2001 Census. Since 2011 Radstock has been a town council in its own right. Radstock has been settled since the Iron Age, and its importance grew after the construction of the Fosse Way, a Roman road. The growth of the town occurred after 1763, when coal was discovered in the area.
Post townRADSTOCK
Administrative CountyBath and North East Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6854
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01761
Population5,275 (2001 Census
 

Other names by which Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset has been known in the past

Stoche ~ Estoca

Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Radstock, town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 8½ miles NW. of Frome and 16 miles SE. of Bristol, 1005 ac., pop. 3074; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has coal mines.

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