Place:North Somerset, Somerset, England

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NameNorth Somerset
TypeUnitary authority
Coordinates51.38°N 2.8°W
Located inSomerset, England     (1996 - )
See alsoAvon, Englandmodern county in which North Somerset was located 1974-1996
Woodspring, Avon, Englanddistrict of Avon which preceded North Somerset

North Somerset is a unitary authority administered independently within the ceremonial county of Somerset. It was established in 1996 when the County of Avon was abolished. Its administrative headquarters is in the town hall in Weston-super-Mare. It replaced the Woodspring District in Avon County.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article North Somerset. especially the sections entitled "History" and "Settlements and Communications", "Parishes" (with the list of civil parishes and former rural districts) and "Economy".

Research Tips

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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