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Downhead, Somerset

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Downhead, Somerset

Downhead is a village and civil parish close to Leigh-on-Mendip and 5 miles north east of Shepton Mallet, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the medieval settlement of Tadhill.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6945
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 code01749

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


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

Downhead.-- par., mid. Somerset, 5 miles NE. of Shepton Mallet, 1525 ac., pop. 178.

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