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Sedgemoor District
Sedgemoor
Shown within Somerset
Geography
Status: District
Region: South West England
Admin. County: Somerset
Area:
- Total
Ranked 88th
564.36 km²
Admin. HQ: Bridgwater
ONS code: 40UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
Ranked 198th
109,100
193 / km²
Ethnicity: 98.9% White
Politics
Sedgemoor District Council
http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: David Heathcoat-Amory, Ian Liddell-Grainger

Sedgemoor is a local government district of Somerset in England. Image File history File links SomersetSedgemoor. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... The region (also known as Government Office region) is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Map sources for Bridgwater at grid reference ST3037 The statue of Admiral Robert Blake at Cornhill, Bridgwater, with St Marys Church in the background (1998). ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... The Right Honourable David Philip Heathcoat-Amory (born March 21, 1949) is a British politician, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Wells. ... Ian Richard Peregrine Liddell-Grainger (born 23 February 1959, Scotland) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK...


A low lying area of land close to sea level between the Quantock and Mendip hills, historically largely marsh (or moor) and contains the bulk of the area also known as the Somerset Levels, including the World's oldest known engineered roadway, the Sweet Track. The Quantock Hills are a range of hills near Bridgwater in Somerset in the south-west of England. ... The Mendip Hills as seen from Crook Peak. ... The Somerset Levels (or Somerset Levels and Moors as they are less commonly but more correctly called) is a sparsely populated wetland area of central Somerset between the Quantock and Mendip hills, consisting of marine clay levels along the coast, and the inland (often peat based) moors. The total area... A typical rural county road in Indiana, USA, where traffic drives on the right. ... The Sweet Track is an ancient causeway in the Somerset Levels, England. ...


The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal borough of Bridgwater, the Burnham-on-Sea urban district, Bridgwater Rural District and part of Axbridge Rural District. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Local Government Act 1972 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales, on April 1, 1974. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... Map sources for Bridgwater at grid reference ST3037 The statue of Admiral Robert Blake at Cornhill, Bridgwater, with St Marys Church in the background (1998). ... Burnham-on-Sea is a town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ...

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Notable towns

Map sources for Bridgwater at grid reference ST3037 The statue of Admiral Robert Blake at Cornhill, Bridgwater, with St Marys Church in the background (1998). ... Map sources for Burnham-on-Sea at grid reference ST3049 Burnham-on-Sea is a town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgwater Bay. ... Map sources for North Petherton at grid reference ST2933 North Petherton is a small town in Somerset, England, situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels. ...

Villages

Cheddar Village circa 1907 Cheddar is a village in the district of Sedgemoor in Somerset, England, situated on the edge of the Mendip Hills nine miles north west of Wells. ... Puriton is a village at the westerly end of the Polden hills in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, UK. The village still has a full range of village facilities such as a primary school, church, village pub, post office, village shop (general store and newsagents), butchers and hairdressers. ...

Rivers

The River Parrett has its source in the springs in the hills around Cheddington in Dorset in England and flows west through the Somerset Levels to its mouth in the Bristol Channel at Burnham on Sea a town on the edge of Bridgwater Bay, an important Nature Reserve. ... The River Hunstspill (or Huntspill River) is an aritificial river in the Somerset Levels in the Sedgemoor district of the United Kingdom. ...

Battles

The Battle of Sedgemoor was fought on 6 July 1685. ...

Industries

Light industry now predominates, but traditional trades include peat extraction, willow crafts and cider making can still be found, in addition to livestock farming. The River Parrett provides a source of eels (anguilla anguilla) and elvers during January through to May. Peat in Lewis, Scotland Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetable matter. ... Species About 350, including: Salix acutifolia - Violet Willow Salix alaxensis - Alaska Willow Salix alba - White Willow Salix alpina - Alpine Willow Salix amygdaloides - Peachleaf Willow Salix arbuscula - Mountain Willow Salix arbusculoides - Littletree Willow Salix arctica - Arctic Willow Salix atrocinerea Salix aurita - Eared Willow Salix babylonica - Peking Willow Salix barrattiana - Barratts... Cider (also spelled: cyder) refers to a beverage containing the juice of apples. ... The River Parrett has its source in the springs in the hills around Cheddington in Dorset in England and flows west through the Somerset Levels to its mouth in the Bristol Channel at Burnham on Sea a town on the edge of Bridgwater Bay, an important Nature Reserve. ...


External links

  • Sedgemoor District Council
  • Somerset by the Sea (tourism website)
  • BBC Somerset


Districts of South West England Flag of England

Bath and North East Somerset | Bournemouth | Bristol | Caradon | Carrick | Cheltenham | Christchurch | Cotswold | East Devon | East Dorset | Exeter | Forest of Dean | Gloucester | Isles of Scilly | Kennet | Kerrier | Mendip | Mid Devon | North Cornwall | North Devon | North Dorset | North Somerset | North Wiltshire | Penwith | Plymouth | Poole | Purbeck | Restormel | Salisbury | Sedgemoor | South Gloucestershire | South Hams | South Somerset | Stroud | Swindon | Taunton Deane | Teignbridge | Tewkesbury | Torbay | Torridge | West Devon | West Dorset | West Somerset | West Wiltshire | Weymouth and Portland The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is an English unitary local government authority that was created on April 1, 1996 following the abolition of Avon County Council, and is an administrative county in its own right. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the south coast of England. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... Caradon is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Carrick is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... The centre of Cheltenham. ... Location within the British Isles Christchurch is a town in the county of Dorset in southern England on the English Channel coast. ... Cotswold is a local government district in Gloucestershire in England. ... East Devon is a local government district in Devon, England. ... East Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in England, UK. It is located at 50° 43′ 25″ N, 3° 31′ 39″ W. In the 2001 census its population was recorded at 111,066. ... Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England, named for the Forest of Dean. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in south-west England, close to the Welsh border. ... Tresco, the second largest Island of Scillonia The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ... Kennet is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Kerrier is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | Somerset ... Mid Devon is a local government district in Devon, England. ... North Cornwall is local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | Devon ... North Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. ... North Somerset is a unitary authority in England, historically part of the county of Somerset but now administered independently. ... North Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Penwith (Cornish: Penwyth) is a local government district in Cornwall, UK. It is the westernmost district in the UK, other than the Isles of Scilly. ... Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. ... Purbeck is a local government district in Dorset, England, named for the Isle of Purbeck. ... Restormel is a local government district and borough in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Salisbury is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... South Hams is a local government district on the south coast of Devon, England. ... South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. ... Stroud District is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England. ... The article on the town of Swindon is here. ... Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England. ... Teignbridge is a local government district in Devon, England. ... Tewkesbury is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, south-west England. ... Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England, situated roughly midway between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. ... Torridge is a local government district in Devon, England. ... West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, England. ... West Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. ... West Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. ... West Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Weymouth and Portland is a local government district and borough in Dorset, England. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Gloucestershire - Somerset - Wiltshire Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in southwest England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ...


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