North Petherton

North Petherton is a small town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels. The town has a population of 5,189. The parish includes Hamp, Melcombe, Woolmersdon and Huntworth.

Dating from at least the 10th century and an important settlement in Saxon times, North Petherton became a town only in the late 20th century, until then claiming to be the largest village in England.

A former market and administrative centre, North Petherton is now largely a dormitory town for workers in Bridgwater, 3 miles (5 km) to the north east, and Taunton, 8 miles (13 km) to the south west. The centre of the town is designated an Area of High Archaeological Potential (AHAP), and a number of buildings have been given listed building status.

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List Of Somerset Towers - West Somerset Specials
... Mary, about 1503, but rebuilt in 1862 as an accurate copy North Petherton, about 1508 Wellington about 1510 and Kingsbury Episcopi, about 1515) Name of church Photograph Listed. 120 ... feet (37 m) North Petherton 51°05′32″N 3°00′53″W / 51.0922°N 3.0148°W / 51.0922 -3.0148 (Church of St Mary, North Petherton) This minster ...
Melcombe
... Coordinates 51°05′28″N 3°00′47″W / 51.091°N 3.013°W / 51.091 -3.013 North Petherton North Petherton Population 5,189 OS grid reference ST290329 District Sedgemoor ... at least the 10th century and an important settlement in Saxon times, North Petherton became a town only in the late 20th century, until then claiming to be the largest village in England ... A former market and administrative centre, North Petherton is now largely a dormitory town for workers in Bridgwater, 3 miles (5 km) to the north east, and Taunton, 8 ...
North Petherton - Culture
... The annual North Petherton Carnival is part of the West Country Carnival circuit, and takes place in November, on the Saturday after the first Thursday in November ...
Macmillan Way West - Route and Points of Interest
... Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum) ST339328 Westonzoyland North Petherton 51°05′31″N 3°01′08″W / 51.092°N 3.019°W / 51.092 -3.019 (North Petherton) ST287330 North Petherton ...
Melcombe - Education
... North Petherton has two schools, North Petherton juniors and North Petherton infants, however they have been joined together to form one school, North Petherton Primary School ...

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