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Mendip
—  Non-metropolitan district  —
Shown within non-metropolitan Somerset
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Ceremonial county Somerset
Admin HQ Shepton Mallet
Created 1 April 1974
Government
 - Type Non-metropolitan district
 - Leader Harvey Siggs
 - Council Conservative
 - MPs: David Heath LD, David Heathcoat-Amory C
Area
 - Total 285.5 sq mi (739.44 km2)
Population (2008 est.)
 - Total 110,100 (Ranked 201st)
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Post Code BA4
Area code(s) 01749
Website http://www.mendip.gov.uk/
Mendip is also a shortened name for The Mendip Hills, from which this district takes its name.

Mendip is a local government district of Somerset in England. The Mendip district covers a largely rural area of 285 square miles (738 km2)[1] 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.

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.

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Settlements

The five main settlements in Mendip are:

Frome, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet are the only towns in the district, as Wells has city status and Street has maintained its status as a village despite a population in excess of 11,000.

Other villages and hamlets include:

Parishes

Image Name Status Population[2] Former local authority Coordinates Refs
Gray stone building with square tower at left hand end. Foreground includes grass area with gravestones, taken over the top of metal railings. Ashwick Civil parish
1,291
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°14′N 2°31′W / 51.23°N 2.52°W / 51.23; -2.52 (Ashwick) [3]
Brown stone building with square tower at the left hand end. In the foreground is a grass area with gravestones. Baltonsborough Civil parish
873
Wells Rural District 51°07′N 2°38′W / 51.11°N 2.64°W / 51.11; -2.64 (Baltonsborough) [4]
A row of whitewashed buildings on the left with climbing plants. Small flower filled gardens separate them from a stone wall fronting a road. Batcombe Civil parish
379
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°09′N 2°26′W / 51.15°N 2.44°W / 51.15; -2.44 (Batcombe, Somerset) [3]
Street scene showing brown stone houses with tiled roofs. Several parked cars in the road. Beckington Civil parish
956
Frome Rural District 51°16′N 2°17′W / 51.26°N 2.28°W / 51.26; -2.28 (Beckington) [5]
Yellow stone building with prominent square tower. Trees to left and right of the path leading to the building. Berkley Civil parish
361
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°16′W / 51.24°N 2.27°W / 51.24; -2.27 (Berkley, Somerset) [5]
Stone three stage square tower surmounted by a flag pole. To the right are trees and in the foreground grass. Binegar Civil parish
328
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°14′N 2°33′W / 51.24°N 2.55°W / 51.24; -2.55 (Binegar) [3]
Street scene showing gray stone houses on the left of a road with a few cars. Buckland Dinham Civil parish
379
Frome Rural District 51°16′N 2°21′W / 51.26°N 2.35°W / 51.26; -2.35 (Buckland Dinham) [5]
Grassy area with trees in the foregound and a terrace of stone houses, one white fronted, in the background Butleigh Civil parish
870
Wells Rural District 51°05′N 2°41′W / 51.09°N 2.68°W / 51.09; -2.68 (Butleigh) [4]
Stone two bay building with prominent ornamental tower behind Chewton Mendip Civil parish
518
Wells Rural District 51°17′N 2°35′W / 51.28°N 2.58°W / 51.28; -2.58 (Chewton Mendip) [4]
Street scene with stone cross on three tier plinth to the left of the road. In the background is a white walled building. Chilcompton Civil parish
2,029
Clutton Rural District 51°16′N 2°30′W / 51.27°N 2.50°W / 51.27; -2.50 (Chilcompton) [6]
Stone building with prominent square tower at near end. In the foreground are gravestones and trees to the left and right. Coleford Civil parish
2,350
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°27′W / 51.24°N 2.45°W / 51.24; -2.45 (Coleford, Somerset) [5]
Stone building with arched porchway. Prominent square tower to the left hand end of building. In the foreground gravestones and crosses on grass. Cranmore Civil parish
520
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°11′N 2°29′W / 51.19°N 2.48°W / 51.19; -2.48 (Cranmore, Somerset) [3]
Water flowing through a channel and over a weir betwen a building and a wall. Vegetation on both sides of the water. Croscombe Civil parish
606
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°12′N 2°35′W / 51.20°N 2.58°W / 51.20; -2.58 (Croscombe) [3]
Yellow stone building with central square tower, Foregound is paths through green grass. Ditcheat Civil parish
752
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°32′W / 51.13°N 2.54°W / 51.13; -2.54 (Ditcheat) [3]
Gray stone building with two arched porch entrance doors. Separated from road by stone wall. Doulting Civil parish
603
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°11′N 2°31′W / 51.19°N 2.51°W / 51.19; -2.51 (Doulting) [3]
Brown stone building with porch and tiled roof. Square tower to left hand end. Downhead Civil parish
88
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°13′N 2°26′W / 51.21°N 2.44°W / 51.21; -2.44 (Downhead) [3]
Stone building with square tower to left hand end. Foreground shows gravestones in grass area. East Pennard Civil parish
343
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°37′W / 51.14°N 2.62°W / 51.14; -2.62 (East Pennard) [3]
Whitewashed building with square tower. Emborough Civil parish
127
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°16′N 2°33′W / 51.26°N 2.55°W / 51.26; -2.55 (Emborough) [3]
Street scene. Stone cross on a pillar rising from 5 step plinth. Iron lampost left and right of the road are stone terraced houses. Evercreech Civil parish
2,211
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°31′W / 51.14°N 2.51°W / 51.14; -2.51 (Evercreech) [3]
Street scene. Buildings to left and right of narrow road. Pedestrians and flowers Frome Town
24,510
Frome Rural District
Frome Urban District
51°14′N 2°19′W / 51.23°N 2.32°W / 51.23; -2.32 (Frome, Somerset) [5][7]
Red roofs of multiple houses, with some larger white roofs at the far side. Surrounded by trees and grren fields on all sides. Hills on the horizon. Glastonbury Town
8,784
Glastonbury Municipal Borough 51°09′N 2°43′W / 51.15°N 2.71°W / 51.15; -2.71 (Glastonbury) [8]
Stone building at the end of narrow lane with water filled ditches on either side. Surrounded by fields and trees. Godney Civil parish
219
Wells Rural District 51°11′N 2°44′W / 51.18°N 2.74°W / 51.18; -2.74 (Godney) [4]
Stone two arch bridge over water Great Elm Civil parish
132
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°22′W / 51.24°N 2.36°W / 51.24; -2.36 (Great Elm) [5]
Stone building with arched windows. Prominent square tower to the right hand end. In the foreground are gravestones in grassy area. Hemington Civil parish
643
Frome Rural District 51°17′N 2°23′W / 51.28°N 2.39°W / 51.28; -2.39 (Hemington, Somerset) [5]
Street scene. Road junction with red stop sign. Two cars. The sides of the roads are stone walls with large trees showing above them. Holcombe Civil parish
936
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°14′N 2°28′W / 51.24°N 2.46°W / 51.24; -2.46 (Holcombe, Somerset) [3]<
Stone building with old metal sign above the door saying Old Post Office, red post box set into the wall and to the left an old blue telephone box. The door is below the level of the road and separated by metal railings. Hanging baskets of flowers on the front of the building. Kilmersdon Civil parish
505
Frome Rural District 51°16′N 2°26′W / 51.27°N 2.44°W / 51.27; -2.44 (Kilmersdon) [5]
Gray stone building with square tower at left hand end. In the foreground are gravestones on grass. Lamyat Civil parish
173
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°07′N 2°29′W / 51.12°N 2.49°W / 51.12; -2.49 (Lamyat) [3]
Street scene showing a road unction with parked cars. On the left and right are stone houses with trees and fields in the distance. Leigh on Mendip Civil parish
501
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°26′W / 51.23°N 2.44°W / 51.23; -2.44 (Leigh-on-Mendip) [5]
Stone building with square tower at left hand end. In the foreground are trees and gravestones. Litton Civil parish
230
Clutton Rural District 51°17′N 2°35′W / 51.29°N 2.58°W / 51.29; -2.58 (Litton, Somerset) [6]
Cast iron pump with its own tiled roof. Behind are two stone built thatched cottages. Lullington Civil parish
147
Frome Rural District 51°16′N 2°19′W / 51.26°N 2.31°W / 51.26; -2.31 (Lullington, Somerset) [5]
Small shop with white surrounds to the windows set in the right hand building of a terrace. Lydford on Fosse Civil parish
461
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°04′N 2°37′W / 51.07°N 2.62°W / 51.07; -2.62 (Lydford-on-Fosse) [3]
Yellow stone building with tiled roof and arched doorway. Meare Civil parish
1,238
Wells Rural District 51°10′N 2°46′W / 51.17°N 2.77°W / 51.17; -2.77 (Meare) [4]
Street of gray stone houses. The church tower can be seen n the background Mells Civil parish
647
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°23′W / 51.24°N 2.39°W / 51.24; -2.39 (Mells, Somerset) [5]
Terrace of houses with plants in front gardens separated from the road by a stone wall. Milton Clevedon Civil parish
89
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°29′W / 51.14°N 2.48°W / 51.14; -2.48 (Milton Clevedon) [3]
Stone church tower with flag pole. In the foreground are gravestones on grass. North Wootton Civil parish
276
Wells Rural District 51°10′N 2°37′W / 51.17°N 2.62°W / 51.17; -2.62 (North Wootton, Somerset) [4]
White fronted building with black beams prominent. Over the door is a sign saying The George Inn, Wadworths. Norton St Philip Civil Parish
848
Frome Rural District 51°17′N 2°19′W / 51.29°N 2.32°W / 51.29; -2.32 (Norton St Philip) [5]
Ruined stone castle with round towers at each corner. Nunney Civil parish
910
Frome Rural District 51°13′N 2°23′W / 51.21°N 2.38°W / 51.21; -2.38 (Nunney) [5]
Long stone building with buttressed walls and red tiled roof. Pilton Civil parish
935
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°10′N 2°35′W / 51.17°N 2.59°W / 51.17; -2.59 (Pilton, Somerset) [3]
Large area of green grass with stone farm buildings behind. In the centre is a small thatched wooden building. Priddy Civil parish
598
Wells Rural District 51°15′N 2°41′W / 51.25°N 2.68°W / 51.25; -2.68 (Priddy) [4]
Stone building with prominent square tower. Surrounded by trees and wth green grass area in the foreground separated from the building by a stone wall. Pylle Civil parish
176
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°34′W / 51.14°N 2.56°W / 51.14; -2.56 (Pylle) [3]
Street scene. Triangular area of grass with village sign on wooden post and stone cross behind. Stone houses with tiled roofs n the background. Rode Civil parish
828
Frome Rural District 51°17′N 2°12′W / 51.28°N 2.2°W / 51.28; -2.2 (Rode, Somerset) [5]
Stone building with square three stage tower at the left hand end. Trees to the right hand gravestones in front. Rodney Stoke Civil parish
1,260
Wells Rural District 51°15′N 2°44′W / 51.25°N 2.74°W / 51.25; -2.74 (Rodney Stoke) [4]
Selwood Civil parish
788
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°19′W / 51.24°N 2.31°W / 51.24; -2.31 (Selwood, Somerset) [5]
Stone buildings seen behind trees and grass area with wooden fence in the foreground. Sharpham Civil parish
71
Wells Rural District 51°08′N 2°46′W / 51.14°N 2.77°W / 51.14; -2.77 (Sharpham) [4]
Street scene with buildings on the left and right. In a central position is a stone arched building with a spire. Shepton Mallet Town
8,981
Shepton Mallet Urban District 51°11′N 2°33′W / 51.19°N 2.55°W / 51.19; -2.55 (Shepton Mallet) [9]
Stone building with square tower St Cuthbert Out Civil parish
3,459
Wells Rural District 51°11′N 2°41′W / 51.18°N 2.69°W / 51.18; -2.69 (St Cuthbert Out) [4]
Gray bstone building with square tower to the left hand end, partially obscured by tree. In the foreground is a stone wall separating the church from the road. Stoke St Michael Civil parish
912
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°13′N 2°29′W / 51.22°N 2.48°W / 51.22; -2.48 (Stoke St Michael) [3]
Stone building with square tower. Foreground is grass with gravestones. Ston Easton Civil parish
539
Clutton Rural District 51°17′N 2°32′W / 51.28°N 2.54°W / 51.28; -2.54 (Ston Easton) [6]
Gray stone building with square tower. Foreground is grass with gravestones. Stratton on the Fosse Civil parish
1,045
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°15′N 2°29′W / 51.25°N 2.49°W / 51.25; -2.49 (Stratton-on-the-Fosse) [3]
Paved shopping street with shops on either side. Green bollards Street Civil parish
11,066
Street Urban District 51°07′N 2°44′W / 51.12°N 2.74°W / 51.12; -2.74 (Street, Somerset) [10]
Stone arched bridge with wooden handrail over river. Tellisford Civil parish
165
Frome Rural District 51°17′N 2°17′W / 51.29°N 2.28°W / 51.29; -2.28 (Tellisford) [5]
Street scene. Red telephone box and telegraph pole. Stone buildings around road junction. Trudoxhill Civil parish
383
Frome Rural District 51°11′N 2°22′W / 51.19°N 2.37°W / 51.19; -2.37 (Trudoxhill) [5]
Stone building with tower beyond field and stone wall. Upton Noble Civil parish
123
Frome Rural District 51°09′N 2°25′W / 51.15°N 2.41°W / 51.15; -2.41 (Upton Noble) [5]
White circular building with three windows, surrounded by vegetation. Walton Civil parish
1,170
Wells Rural District 51°08′N 2°46′W / 51.14°N 2.77°W / 51.14; -2.77 (Walton, Somerset) [4]
Street scene. Houses to left and right of road junction. Wanstrow Civil parish
446
Frome Rural District 51°10′N 2°25′W / 51.17°N 2.41°W / 51.17; -2.41 (Wanstrow) [5]
People at coloured market stalls. Surrounding are houses with the towers of the cathedral visible behind. Wells City
10,406
Wells Municipal Borough 51°13′N 2°39′W / 51.21°N 2.65°W / 51.21; -2.65 (Wells) [11]
Yellow stone building with red tiled roof and square tower with short spire. Foreground is grass with gravestones. West Bradley Civil parish
285
Shepton Mallet Rural District 51°08′N 2°38′W / 51.13°N 2.64°W / 51.13; -2.64 (West Bradley) [3]
Gray stone building with arched windows and square tower. Foreground is grass with gravestones. West Pennard Civil parish
662
Wells Rural District 51°08′N 2°39′W / 51.14°N 2.65°W / 51.14; -2.65 (West Pennard) [4]
Stone building with square tower partially obscured by tree. Westbury Civil parish
806
Wells Rural District 51°14′N 2°43′W / 51.24°N 2.71°W / 51.24; -2.71 (Westbury-sub-Mendip) [4]
Stone building with archway through it for the road. Steps to wooden doorway on the first floor. Whatley Civil parish
272
Frome Rural District 51°14′N 2°23′W / 51.23°N 2.38°W / 51.23; -2.38 (Whatley, Mendip) [5]
A row of cottages, partially obscured by vegetation. In the background is the bell tower of a much large building. Witham Friary Civil parish
411
Frome Rural District 51°10′N 2°22′W / 51.17°N 2.37°W / 51.17; -2.37 (Witham Friary) [5]
Two bay building with square tower with spirelet. In the foreground are gravestones in a grassy area. Wookey Civil parish
1,249
Wells Rural District 51°13′N 2°41′W / 51.21°N 2.69°W / 51.21; -2.69 (Wookey) [4]

Transport

Major roads

Rail stations

Education

County schools (those which are not independent) in the five non-metropolitan districts of the county are operated by Somerset County Council.

For a full list of schools see: List of schools in Somerset

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "A Portrait of Mendip". Mendip District Council. http://www.mendip.gov.uk/Download.asp?path=%2FDocuments%2FA+Portrait+of+Mendip%2Epdf. Retrieved 2009-05-19.  
  2. ^ "Mendip Parish Population Statistics". ONS Census 2001. Somerset County Council. http://www.webcitation.org/5lRyC5ccr. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Shepton Mallet Rural District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10001559&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Wells Rural District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10061581&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Frome Rural District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025539&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  6. ^ a b c A Vision of Britain Through Time : Clutton Rural District
  7. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Frome Urban District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025394&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  8. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Glastonbury Municipal Borough". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025503&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  9. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Shepton Mallet Urban District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10086681&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  10. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Street Urban District". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10074344&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  11. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Wells Municipal Borough". Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004/University of Portsmouth. Data © Office of National Statistics, for England and Wales. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10220592&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  

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