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Taunton Deane
—  Non-metropolitan district  —
Shown within non-metropolitan Somerset
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Ceremonial county Somerset
Admin HQ Taunton
Created 1 April 1974
Government
 - Type Non-metropolitan district
 - Leader Ross Longhurst Henley
 - Council Liberal Democrat (council NOC)
 - MPs: Jeremy Browne LD
Area
 - Total 178.9 sq mi (463.26 km2)
Population (2008 est.)
 - Total 108,700 (Ranked 205th)
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Post Code TA1-4
Area code(s) 01823
Website http://www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/

Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Taunton.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the Municipal Borough of Taunton, Wellington Urban District, Taunton Rural District, and Wellington Rural District.

The district was given the name of an alternate form of the Taunton Hundred.

Contents

Settlements

Settlements in bold have a town charter or a population over 2,500.

Parishes

Part of the former Taunton Municipal Borough is unparished.

Image Name Status Population[1] Former local authority Coordinates Refs
Old yew tree Ashbrittle Civil parish
213
Wellington Rural District 50°59′N 3°21′W / 50.98°N 3.35°W / 50.98; -3.35 (Ashbrittle) [2]
Red stone building with square tower. Ash Priors Civil parish
131
Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 3°13′W / 51.06°N 3.21°W / 51.06; -3.21 (Ash Priors) [3]
Road junction with house on the right of the road. On the left is a churchyard behind a wall accessed via steps. Bathealton Civil parish
182
Wellington Rural District 51°01′N 3°19′W / 51.01°N 3.31°W / 51.01; -3.31 (Bathealton) [2]
A few buildings scattered amongst fields and trees. Bickenhall Civil parish
122
Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°02′W / 50.96°N 3.03°W / 50.96; -3.03 (Bickenhall) [3][1]
Yellow stone house with tall chimneys behind brick wall. Bishops Hull Civil parish
3,694
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°08′W / 51.02°N 3.14°W / 51.02; -3.14 (Bishop's Hull) [3]
Red stone building with square tower. In the foreground is a graveyard. Bishops Lydeard Civil parish
3,949
Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 3°11′W / 51.06°N 3.19°W / 51.06; -3.19 (Bishops Lydeard) [3]
Stone building with square tower. Bradford on Tone Civil parish
606
Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°11′W / 51.00°N 3.18°W / 51.00; -3.18 (Bradford on Tone) [2]
Arched bridge with metal railing. Sign showing River Parrett, Burrow Bridge. Burrowbridge Civil parish
526
Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 2°55′W / 51.07°N 2.92°W / 51.07; -2.92 (Burrowbridge) [3]
Large tree on the left of a field in the foreground with buildings in the distance. Cheddon Fitzpaine Civil parish
1,307
Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 3°05′W / 51.04°N 3.08°W / 51.04; -3.08 (Cheddon Fitzpaine) [3]
Houses and fields be3side a country lane. Chipstable Civil parish
253
Wellington Rural District 51°02′N 3°22′W / 51.04°N 3.37°W / 51.04; -3.37 (Chipstable) [2]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. Churchstanton Civil parish
760
Taunton Rural District 50°55′N 3°09′W / 50.92°N 3.15°W / 50.92; -3.15 (Churchstanton) [3]
Street scene with houses and trees separated from the road by a stone wall. Combe Florey Civil parish
252
Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°13′W / 51.08°N 3.21°W / 51.08; -3.21 (Combe Florey) [3]
Multiple reddish brown roofs of houses. A church tower is visible in the distance. Comeytrowe Civil parish
5,780
Taunton Municipal Borough
Taunton Rural District
51°01′N 3°08′W / 51.01°N 3.13°W / 51.01; -3.13 (Comeytrowe) [3][4]
Celtic pattern stone cross in the foreground with trees and houses in the background. Corfe Civil parish
262
Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°05′W / 50.97°N 3.09°W / 50.97; -3.09 (Corfe) [3]
Large house seen through trees. Cothelstone Civil parish
111
Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°10′W / 51.08°N 3.16°W / 51.08; -3.16 (Cothelstone) [3]
Bridge over still water with a house to the right. Creech St Michael Civil parish
2,464
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°02′W / 51.02°N 3.04°W / 51.02; -3.04 (Creech St Michael) [3]
White painted building with arched windows. In the foreground are gravestones. Curland Civil parish
141
Taunton Rural District 50°57′N 3°02′W / 50.95°N 3.03°W / 50.95; -3.03 (Curland) [3]
Stone building with square tower and arched windows. Durston Civil parish
141
Taunton Rural District 51°03′N 3°01′W / 51.05°N 3.01°W / 51.05; -3.01 (Durston) [3]
Reddish building with square tower. Fitzhead Civil parish
251
Wellington Rural District 51°03′N 3°16′W / 51.05°N 3.26°W / 51.05; -3.26 (Fitzhead) [2]
Reddish stone building with square tower. Halse Civil parish
271
Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 3°14′W / 51.04°N 3.23°W / 51.04; -3.23 (Halse, Somerset) [3]
Gray stone building with square tower and slate roof. Hatch Beauchamp Civil parish
575
Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 2°59′W / 50.98°N 2.99°W / 50.98; -2.99 (Hatch Beauchamp) [3]
Gray stone building with ornate square tower and slate roof. In the foreground are gravestones. Kingston St Mary Civil parish
888
Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 3°07′W / 51.06°N 3.11°W / 51.06; -3.11 (Kingston St Mary) [3]
Church tower seen across fields Langford Budville Civil parish
473
Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°16′W / 51.00°N 3.27°W / 51.00; -3.27 (Langford Budville) [2]
Reddish building with square tower. Lydeard St Lawrence Civil parish
416
Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°15′W / 51.09°N 3.25°W / 51.09; -3.25 (Lydeard St Lawrence) [3]
Reddish stone building with square tower. In the foreground are a cross and lamppost.| Milverton Civil parish
1,385
Wellington Rural District 51°01′N 3°15′W / 51.02°N 3.25°W / 51.02; -3.25 (Milverton, Somerset) [2]
Ornate church building with hexagonal tower. North Curry Civil parish
1,625
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 2°58′W / 51.02°N 2.96°W / 51.02; -2.96 (North Curry) [3]
[[Stone building with square tower. Norton Fitzwarren Civil parish
2,325
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°09′W / 51.02°N 3.15°W / 51.02; -3.15 (Norton Fitzwarren) [3]
Reddish building with square tower. Nynehead Civil parish
416
Wellington Rural District 50°59′N 3°14′W / 50.99°N 3.23°W / 50.99; -3.23 (Nynehead) [2]
Red stone church with square tower. Oake Civil parish
695
Wellington Rural District 51°01′N 3°13′W / 51.02°N 3.21°W / 51.02; -3.21 (Oake) [2]
Red stone building with gray square tower. Orchard Portman Civil parish
150
Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 3°05′W / 50.99°N 3.08°W / 50.99; -3.08 (Orchard Portman) [3]
Stone building with sqauer tower. Otterford Civil parish
384
Taunton Rural District 50°55′N 3°06′W / 50.92°N 3.10°W / 50.92; -3.10 (Otterford) [3]
Engraving of a church building with a hexagonal tower supporting a spire. Pitminster Civil parish
929
Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°07′W / 50.97°N 3.11°W / 50.97; -3.11 (Pitminster) [3]
Stone building with square tower showing across fields. Ruishton Civil parish
1,389
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°03′W / 51.02°N 3.05°W / 51.02; -3.05 (Ruishton) [3]
Several houses and school behind fields and hedgerows. Sampford Arundel Civil parish
334
Wellington Rural District 50°58′N 3°17′W / 50.96°N 3.28°W / 50.96; -3.28 (Sampford Arundel) [2]
Stone manor house with tall chimneys. In front of the house are gardens and trees. Staple Fitzpaine Civil parish
151
Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°03′W / 50.96°N 3.05°W / 50.96; -3.05 (Staple Fitzpaine) [3]
Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are gravestones and trees. Staplegrove Civil parish
1,889
Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 3°07′W / 51.03°N 3.12°W / 51.03; -3.12 (Staplegrove) [3]
A village of houses nestled in rolling green hills. Stawley Civil parish
305
Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°20′W / 51.00°N 3.33°W / 51.00; -3.33 (Stawley) [2]
Stone building with hexagonal tower topped by a short spirelet. Stoke St Gregory Civil parish
920
Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 2°56′W / 51.04°N 2.94°W / 51.04; -2.94 (Stoke St Gregory) [3]
Stone building with square tower. Stoke St Mary Civil Parish
423
Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 3°03′W / 50.99°N 3.05°W / 50.99; -3.05 (Stoke St Mary) [3]
White building with square tower. Thornfalcon Civil parish
121
Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°01′W / 51.01°N 3.02°W / 51.01; -3.02 (Thornfalcon) [3]
Stone building with square tower. Tolland Civil parish
81
Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°17′W / 51.08°N 3.28°W / 51.08; -3.28 (Tolland, Somerset) [3]
Stone building with square tower. Trull Civil parish
1,861
Taunton Rural District 51°00′N 3°07′W / 51.00°N 3.12°W / 51.00; -3.12 (Trull) [3]
Roofs of several houses with the square tower of the church prominent amongst them. In the background are fields and hills. Wellington Town
12,979
Wellington Urban District 50°59′N 3°13′W / 50.98°N 3.22°W / 50.98; -3.22 (Wellington, Somerset) [5]
Wellington Without Civil parish
716
Wellington Rural District 50°58′N 3°14′W / 50.96°N 3.23°W / 50.96; -3.23 (Wellington Without) [2]
White painted building to the right of the road, with a sign saying The Rising Sun. West Bagborough Civil parish
394
Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°11′W / 51.09°N 3.18°W / 51.09; -3.18 (West Bagborough) [3]
Stone building with square tower and stair turret. West Buckland Civil parish
999
Wellington Rural District 50°59′N 3°11′W / 50.98°N 3.18°W / 50.98; -3.18 (West Buckland) [2]
Stone church with square tower West Hatch Civil parish
292
Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 3°01′W / 50.98°N 3.02°W / 50.98; -3.02 (West Hatch) [3]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. West Monkton Civil parish
2,439
Taunton Rural District 51°03′N 3°03′W / 51.05°N 3.05°W / 51.05; -3.05 (West Monkton) [3]
Street scene with buildings and shops. The three storey building on the left has a sign saying The Courthouse. Wiveliscombe Civil parish
2,670
Wellington Rural District 51°02′N 3°19′W / 51.04°N 3.31°W / 51.04; -3.31 (Wiveliscombe) [2]

Demography

Population Profile[6]
UK Census 2001 Taunton Deane South West England England
Total population 102,299 4,928,434 49,138,831
Foreign born 4.1% 9.4% 9.2%
White 98.4% 97.7% 91%
Asian 0.4% 0.7% 4.6%
Black 0.2% 0.4% 2.3%
Christian 75.9% 74.0% 72%
Muslim 0.3% 0.5% 3.1%
Hindu 0.1% 0.2% 1.1%
No religion 15.7% 16.8% 15%
Over 75 years old 9.5% 9.3% 7.5%
Unemployed 2.4% 2.6% 3.3%

The town of Taunton (which for population estimates includes the unparished area - or former municipal borough - plus the neighbouring parishes of Bishop's Hull, Comeytrowe, Norton Fitzwarren, Staplegrove, Trull and West Monkton) had an estimated population of 61,400 in 2001.[7]

Taunton forms part of the larger borough of Taunton Deane which also includes the town of Wellington and surrounding villages. Taunton Deane had an estimated population of 102,600 in 2001.[8]

The figures below are for the Taunton Deane area.

Population since 1801 - Source: A Vision of Britain through Time
Year 1801 1851 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Population Taunton Deane[9] 33,139 51,844 53,759 55,666 56,161 56,661 62,745 69,492 75,320 81,639 84,795 95,791 102,304

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 "Taunton Deane". Population estimates 2002. Somerset County Council. http://www.webcitation.org/5lRyCZwqu. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Wellington 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=10185531&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Taunton 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=10166688&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  4. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Taunton 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=10093200&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  5. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Wellington 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=10107799&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  
  6. ^ United Kingdom Census 2001 (2001). "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Area: Bath and North East Somerset". statistics.gov.uk. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadDatasetList.do?a=3&b=3567719&c=Somerset&d=180&e=16&g=397814&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1197489822531&enc=1&altAreaId=276833. Retrieved 2007-12-12.  
  7. ^ "Mid Year Population Estimates for Towns". Somerset County Council. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/statistics/contents/population/mid%20year%20population%20estimates%20for%20towns.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-17.  
  8. ^ "Population Summary". Somerset County Council. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/statistics/contents/population/population%20summary.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-17.  
  9. ^ "Taunton Deane: Total Population". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/data_cube_table_page.jsp?data_theme=T_POP&data_cube=N_TPop&u_id=10188945&c_id=10001043&add=N. Retrieved 2008-01-19.  

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