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Beckington, Somerset

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Beckington, Somerset

Beckington is a village and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, across the River Frome from Lullington about three miles north of Frome. According to the 2001 census the parish, which includes the hamlet of Rudge, had a population of 956. The parish includes the hamlet of Standerwick.
Post townFROME
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST8051
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 code01373

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

Bechintone ~ Bechintona

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

Beckington, par. and vil., E. Somerset, 3 miles NE. of Frome, 1830 ac., pop. 924; P.O., T.O. It has an ancient church with brass of 1475, and a monument to the poet Daniel, who died in 1619.

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