Place:North Petherton, Somerset, England

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NameNorth Petherton
Alt namesPetherton-Limitsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates51.093928°N 3.015919°W
Located inSomerset, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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 6,730.[1] The parish includes Hamp, Melcombe, Woolmersdon and Huntworth.

Dating from at least the 10th century and an important settlement in Saxon times,[2] 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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