Place:South Somerset, Somerset, England

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NameSouth Somerset
TypeDistrict council
Coordinates50.99°N 2.65°W
Located inSomerset, England     (1974 - )
See alsoChard, Somerset, Englandborough covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Yeovil, Somerset, Englandborough covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Crewkerne, Somerset, Englandurban district council covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Ilminster, Somerset, Englandurban district council covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Wincanton (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district council covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Langport (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district council covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974
Yeovil (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district council covered by South Somerset District Council since 1974


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South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England.

The South Somerset district covers and area of ranging from the borders with Devon and Dorset to the edge of the Somerset Levels. It has a population of approximately 158,000. The administrative centre of the district is Yeovil.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, and was originally known as Yeovil, adopting its present name in 1985. It was formed by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Chard, Yeovil, along with Crewkerne and Ilminster urban districts and the Chard Rural District, Langport Rural District, Wincanton Rural District and Yeovil Rural District.

The Council covers the whole of the Yeovil constituency, and part of Somerton and Frome.

It is currently Liberal Democrat controlled, and has Beacon Council status.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article South Somerset. especially the sections "Towns" and "Parishes"

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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