Place:Mendip, Somerset, England

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NameMendip
TypeDistrict council
Coordinates51.187°N 2.546°W
Located inSomerset, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGlastonbury, Somerset, Englandmunicipal borough merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Wells, Somerset, Englandmunicipal borough merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Frome, Somerset, Englandurban district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Englandurban district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Street, Somerset, Englandurban district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Frome (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Shepton Mallet (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Wells (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Axbridge (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district part of which merged into Mendip District Council in 1974
Clutton (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district part of which merged into Mendip District Council in 1974


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Mendip is a local government district of Somerset in England. The Mendip district covers a largely rural area of ranging from the Mendip Hills through on to the Somerset Levels. It has a population of approximately 110,000.[1] The administrative centre of the district is Shepton Mallet but the largest town (three times larger than Shepton Mallet) is Frome, pronounced "Froome" and spelt that way until about 1890.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal boroughs of Glastonbury and Wells, along with Frome, Shepton Mallet, Street urban districts, and Frome Rural District, Shepton Mallet Rural District, Wells Rural District, and part of Axbridge Rural District and part of Clutton Rural District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Mendip.

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Archives and Libraries

  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. The Heritage Centre has an email address:archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Each Library in Somerset has its own web page. The index page to libraries leads to each of the libraries along with the facilities to be found there.
  • The Somerset pages of GENUKI contain a great amount of useful data and references to other websites. Some of the web links are not up to date.
  • The four family history societies covering parts of Somerset are:
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