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Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet shown within Somerset
Population 8,440
OS grid reference ST619438
District Mendip
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHEPTON MALLET
Postcode district BA4
Dialling code 01749
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
UK Parliament Wells
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandSomerset

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Shepton Mallet is a small rural town in Somerset, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) to the east of Wells and just south of the Mendip Hills. The town has a population of 8,440 (2002 estimate). Shepton Mallet contains the administrative headquarters of Mendip District Council. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wells (disambiguation). ... The Mendip Hills (commonly called The Mendips) are a range of limestone hills (karst) situated to the south of Bristol and Bath in north Somerset, England. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | Somerset ...

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Overview

Rich in history, the market cross in the town centre dates back to the 1500s.[1] HMP Shepton Mallet is England's oldest prison and is still in use. National treasures such as the Domesday Book were kept safe here in World War II. Archaeologists uncovered a significant number of Roman artefacts in the early 1990s at a site adjacent to the nearby Fosse Way, including a Chi-Rho amulet, held to be among the earliest evidence of Christianity in England. In honour of this the town's underused 1970s entertainment complex, generally held to be a white elephant, was renamed The Amulet. History studies time in human terms. ... A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shepton Mallet Prison HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a prison located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England which linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England, to Lincoln (Lindum) in the East Midlands, via Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum). ... The Labarum An image of the labarum, with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega inscribed. ... An amulet from the Black Pullet grimoire An amulet (from Latin amuletum, meaning A means of protection) or a talisman (from Arabic tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesma or from the Greek word talein wich means to initiate into the mysteries. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A white elephant For other uses, see White elephant (disambiguation). ...


Shepton Mallet is home to Europe's largest cider plant. This produces Blackthorn Cider and Gaymer's Olde English cider, and Babycham. Cider in a pint glass Cider (or cyder) is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from the juices of specially grown varieties of apples. ... Blackthorns logo Blackthorn Cider is a processed commercial cider produced by Matthew Clark plc. ... Gaymers Olde English cider is a brand of cider. ... Babycham is the trade name of a light, sparkling perry invented by Francis Showering, a brewer in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, England. ...


On 27 April 2006 a plan was unveiled to transform the centre of Shepton Mallet with "The Amulet" becoming the centre of a new Shepton Mallet Performing Arts Academy and the centre of the town returned to a "more traditional form". April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


To the north of the town are several Caves of the Mendip Hills including Thrupe Lane Swallet which is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Stalagmites and Stalactites in Goughs cave Entrance to Swildons Hole The Caves of the Mendip Hills are formed by the particular geology of the Mendip Hills, with large areas of limestone worn away by water makes it a national centre for caving. ... Thrupe Lane Swallet (grid reference ST603458) is a 0. ... A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom. ...


History

Parish church of St. Peter and St.Paul
Parish church of St. Peter and St.Paul

Shepton Mallet was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Sepeton, meaning 'The sheep enclosure' from the Old English scoep and tun.[2] The town's first name derives from the Anglo-Saxon for sheep fold, pointing to the original source of the town's wealth. It was part of lands given to the Malet family by Henry I in 1100, making it one of the first double place names in the country. Download high resolution version (525x662, 333 KB)Shepton Mallet market cross, Somerset. ... Download high resolution version (525x662, 333 KB)Shepton Mallet market cross, Somerset. ... A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 958 KB)Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Picture taken by wurzeller on 11 July 2003 and released under GNU Free Document Licensing. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 958 KB)Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Picture taken by wurzeller on 11 July 2003 and released under GNU Free Document Licensing. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Species See text. ... Henry I (c. ... August 5 - Henry I becomes King of England. ...


Shepton Mallet was a site of one of the original gatherings of the Monmouth Rebellion, after Monmouth rallied troops there in 1685 after landing at Lyme Regis. Many rebels joined the cause, but Monmouth had to return to Shepton after failing to take Bath or Bristol. Following the Bloody Assizes, a number of rebels were hanged from the market cross. The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, also known as the Pitchfork Rebellion, was an attempt to overthrow the King of England, James II, who became king when his elder brother, Charles II, died on 6 February 1685. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Lyme Regis (IPA: ) is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. ... Bath is a city in Somerset, England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... This article is about the English city. ... The Bloody Assizes were the series of trials in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor, which ended the Monmouth Rebellion in England. ...


The traditional wool and silk industries were joined by brewing in the 19th century. The Anglo-Bavarian Brewery,[3] still a local landmark, was reputedly the first in England to brew lager. The town, home to Babycham, is still an important centre for cider production. In recent years there has been the addition of hi-tech services from companies such as the ISP UK Online. A factory that once made Clarks shoes and later Doc Martens boots has closed and the site is planned to be taken by the Tesco food retailer for a supermarket, not without local misgivings. Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ... A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ... Babycham is the trade name of a light, sparkling perry invented by Francis Showering, a brewer in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, England. ... Cider in a pint glass Cider (or cyder) is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from the juices of specially grown varieties of apples. ... “ISP” redirects here. ... UK Online is a consumer ISP that operate within the UK. Initially launching in November 2004 with a 1mb service, they did not appear to be offering anything out of the ordinary. ... C & J Clark company headquarters C. and J. Clark Ltd, better known as Clarks, is a British shoe manufacturer with a high street retail operation. ... Dr. Martens is a brand of shoe, often known as Doc Martens, Docs, or D.M.s. They have a characteristic air-cushioned sole developed in Germany by Dr. Klaus Maertens (note the different spelling). ... For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ...


The town's weekly newspaper, part of the Mid-Somerset Series, is called the Shepton Mallet Journal.


Events

Two annual agricultural shows are held close to the town: the four-day Royal Bath and West of England Society Show which is held on the society's showground near Evercreech, and the one-day Mid-Somerset Show, on fields on the town's southern edge. An Agricultural Show or Livestock show is a judged event or display in which breeding stock is showcased. ... Crest of the Royal Bath and West of England Society The Royal Bath and West of England Society is a charitable society founded in 1777 to promote and improve agriculture and related activities around the West Country of England. ... Evercreech is a village and civil parish 3 miles south east of Shepton Mallet, and 5 miles north east of Castle Cary, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. ... Judging at the 153rd Mid-Somerset Show The cheese tent at the 2003 show Alpacas at the 2005 show The Mid-Somerset Show, also known as Shepton Show, is a one-day agricultural show held annually in August on a site at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Founded over 150 years...


The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music was held at Shepton Mallet in 1970. The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music was a music festival held at the Bath and Wells Showground on the 27-28th June 1970. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Glastonbury Festival, the largest music festival in Europe, is held in the village of Pilton, approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the town. The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... Pilton is a village in Somerset, England, situated on the A361 road in the Mendip district, three miles south west of Shepton Mallet and six miles east of Glastonbury. ...


The New Wine and Soul Survivor festivals are held at the nearby Royal Bath & West Showground every summer. The Shepton Mallet International Antiques & Collectors' Fair is also held several times a year here. New Wine is a Christian conference, which was set up by David Pytches and Barry Kissell in 1989. ... Soul Survivor is a Christian charity based in Watford, London. ...


Transport

Shepton Mallet had railway stations on two lines, both now closed.


The first station, called Shepton Mallet (High Street) in British Railways days, was on the East Somerset Railway branch line from Witham and opened in 1859. The line was extended to Wells in 1862 and later connected to the Cheddar Valley line branch of the Bristol and Exeter Railway from Yatton to Wells via Cheddar. Through services between Yatton and Witham started in 1870. The line was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s. , Shepton Mallet is a small rural town in Somerset, England. ... British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system, from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... Locomotive 30075 pulls into Cranmore station The East Somerset Railway operates a 2. ... Witham (Somerset) railway station was a station serving the Somerset village of Witham Friary and was located on the Frome to Yeovil section of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway that opened in 1856. ... For other uses, see Wells (disambiguation). ... The former start of the branch at Yatton is now the Strawberry Line railway walk The Cheddar Valley line was a railway line that ran from Yatton railway station through Wells, Cheddar, Shepton Mallet to Witham. ... William Spreats print shows the original St Davids station, built by the Hoopers in Pennyroyal Fields in 1844. ... Yatton is a village in North Somerset, England. ... Statistics Population: 5724 (as of 2002) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST458535 Administration District: Sedgemoor Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Somerset Historic county: Somerset Services Police force: Avon and Somerset Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Western Post office and telephone... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ...


A second station, later called Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road), opened in 1874 with the building of the Bath extension of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. This station was some distance east of the centre of the town and was approached on a long viaduct, which still remains. Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in the county of Somerset in England. ... Bath is a city in Somerset, England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) was an English railway company jointly owned by the Midland Railway and the London and South Western Railway. ...


Both stations closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching Axe. Shepton Mallet (High Street) closed with the withdrawal of passenger services on the Yatton to Witham line in 1963, though part of the former East Somerset line remains open for freight and as a heritage railway. Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) closed in 1966 with the closure of the Somerset and Dorset line. Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ...


Nowadays, the nearest Network Rail station is Castle Cary, some eight miles to the south of Shepton Mallet. Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ... Castle Cary station serves the town of Castle Cary in Somerset. ...


Tesco and Townsend Retail Park

Shepton Mallet became home to a group of roughly 30 protesters in February 2006, as they fought a planning decision by the town council to allow construction of a Tesco store nearer the town centre to replace the existing Tesco supermarket on the edge of the town. The development, on a brownfield site that previously housed a shoe factory and plastics factory, required the felling of an avenue of mature trees, present since the 19th Century. (cf the very similar controversy in Stroud some years earlier). After the group were evicted by bailiffs following a court order, a second group established themselves just outside the planned development, to help protect a second avenue of trees, seemingly not scheduled for destruction but ultimately reduced in number by about 75% after the second group's eventual eviction. For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Stroud (disambiguation). ...


It was widely believed that very few of the protesters were local to the area, many coming from as far afield as Brighton and Nottingham. Some observers felt that they had completely missed the point that the full planning process had been followed for two or more years prior to the granting of planning permission. Many of the townsfolk were quoted as being dismayed and disgusted by the protests - especially those who had given up their free time during the planning process to attend meetings and press for changes to the original plans, though the group had some supporters from the local community. The counter-argument was that many of the trees being "protected" by this protest were scrubby Norfolk Pines that were (and had been in the past) in danger of falling in high winds. Tesco argued that the total number of trees being removed was around 180, many of which were in urgent need of maintenance, and that 210 new trees would be planted to replace them, an argument that ultimately won the Council's support. Brighton is located on the south coast of England, and together with its immediate neighbour Hove forms the city of Brighton and Hove. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Town and Country Planning is the land use planning system by which the British government seeks to maintain a balance between economic development and environmental quality in the United Kingdom. ... Main article: Town and Country Planning in the United Kingdom Planning permission or planning consent is the permission required in the United Kingdom in order to be allowed to build on land, or change the use of land or buildings. ... Binomial name Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb. ...


The new Townsend Retail Park, location of the new Tesco, will be home to several retail outlets including:[4]

  • Tesco (Now Open)
  • Boots (Due to open 14 October)
  • Woolworths
  • Argos
  • New Look
  • PamPurredPets
  • Laura Ashley
  • Tesco Petrol Station
  • Waetherspoons Pub (at the old chapel)

This article is about a former British company which has now merged to form Alliance Boots, as a result, information on this page may be out of date. ... This article is about the British Woolworths Group plc, and its stores. ... Argos store. ... Laura Ashley CBE, (7 September 1925–17 September 1985) was a Welsh designer. ...

References

  1. ^ Market Cross. Images of England. Retrieved on 2006-10-25.
  2. ^ Robinson, Stephen (1992). Somerset Place Names. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press Ltd. ISBN 1874336032. 
  3. ^ Anglo Trading Estate (former Brewery now warehouses). Images of England. Retrieved on 2006-10-25.
  4. ^ Tesco to open beginning of October. Shepton Mallet Online. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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