Place:Norton Radstock, Somerset, England

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NameNorton Radstock
TypeUrban district, Civil parish
Coordinates51.293°N 2.441°W
Located inSomerset, England     ( - 2011)
See alsoWansdyke, Avon, Englanddistrict in which council was located 1974-1996
Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, Englanddistrict in which council was located 1996-2011
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Norton Radstock is the name of a former small conurbation covering Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Westfield. It was formed in 1974 as a civil parish within the short-lived County of Avon. When Avon was abolished in 1996 it was transferred to the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England.

The town was located north of the Mendip Hills, 8 miles (13 km) south west of Bath, and the same distance north west of Frome. It had a population of 21,325 according to the 2001 census. As well as Midsomer Norton and Radstock, it included the smaller settlements of Clandown, Westfield and Haydon.

Research Tips

  • 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. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey] (select Maps and Postcards from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address: archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Old Maps Online has a further selection of local maps. Some of these do not expand sufficiently to identify rural places.
  • A History of Britain Online is a compilation of gazetteers which may provide more information about very small places which are missing from Wikipedia. In the case of Somerset it refers to A History of the County of Somerset by R. W. Dunning (editor), published as part of the Victoria County History series in 2006.
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