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South Petherton

South Petherton shown within Somerset
Population 3,200
OS grid reference ST435165
District South Somerset
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA13
Dialling code 01460
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
UK Parliament Yeovil
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandSomerset

Coordinates: 50°56′42″N 2°48′20″W / 50.9451, -2.8055South Petherton is a small country town in Somerset, England, population approximately 3,200[1] as of 2002. It is distinctive for the traditional hamstone construction of many of its buildings. It is home to a church, St Peter's and St Paul's, with an octagonal tower which is believed to be the tallest octagonal church tower in the UK,[citation needed] and a 14th century manor house. Tungkillo (34°49′S 139°04′E , postcode 5236, altitude 299m) is a town in South Australia, located approximately 5 kilometres south of Mount Pleasant. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TA postcode area, also known as the Taunton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Highbridge, Hinton St George, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, Merriott, Minehead, Montacute, Somerton, South Petherton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Taunton, Watchet and Wellington in England. ... +44 redirects here. ... Avon & Somerset Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Somerset and the districts of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset; these districts were the now defunct county of Avon hence the forces name. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service or FRS covering the counties of Somerset and Devon, including the unitary authorities of Plymouth and Torbay, in the south west of England Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was founded on 1 April 2007... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Yeovil is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... The constituency (first used 2004) within England; Gibraltar is in the inset. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Hamstone is the colloquial name given to Ham Hill stone. ...

It was also recently discovered that South Petherton was, during the 17th century, one of the main centres of bronze cauldron and skillet production. These cooking vessels were used all over the UK.[citation needed]

See also

, 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. ...


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External links

  • The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey: South Petherton, by Clare Gathercole

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North Petherton at AllExperts (1147 words)
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.
North Petherton is situated on one of the historic communication routes through Somerset, and a turnpike through the town was opened between Bridgwater and Taunton in the 1730s.
North Petherton was the first town in England (and one of the few ever) to be lit by acetylene gas lighting, supplied by the North Petherton Rosco Acetylene Company (dating from at least 1898), operating from a plant in Mill Lane which has since been demolished to form a carpark for the local doctor's surgery.
South Petherton home Page (1469 words)
South Petherton stands where it stood a thousand years ago, representing a common trend for good agricultural villages to cling to certain inhabited spots for long periods of time.
This explanation seems to be accurate, as the River Parrett did form the South West boundary between the ancient British lands of Dummonia and Kernow and the “lost lands” or Lloydyr (England) held by the Saxons during the Internecine wars of the 7th and 8th century.
Over the 18th and much of the early 19th centuries Petherton continued to expand in a linear fashion along the main roads in to the village, but this development was restricted to these narrow strips along roads due to the massive amount of orchards and farms spread through out the village.
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