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Taunton Deane

Taunton Deane
Non-metropolitan district
Official logo of Taunton Deane
Logo
Shown within Somerset
Shown within 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 John Williams
 • Council Liberal Democrat (council NOC)
 • MPs: Con
Area
 • Total 178.87 sq mi (463.26 km2)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176 (Ranked 309th)
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 1 April 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.

Taunton Deane was granted borough status in 1975, perpetuating the mayoralty of Taunton.[1]

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

Contents

  • Settlements 1
  • Parishes 2
  • Demography 3
  • Education 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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 Former local authority Coordinates Refs
Old yew tree Ashbrittle Civil parish 225 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Ash Priors Civil parish 155 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
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 194 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
A few buildings scattered amongst fields and trees. Bickenhall Civil parish 122 Taunton Rural District [4]
Bishop's Hull Civil parish 2,975 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Red stone building with square tower. In the foreground is a graveyard. Bishops Lydeard Civil parish 2,839
(includes Cotford St Luke)
Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Bradford on Tone Civil parish 622 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Arched bridge with metal railing. Sign showing River Parrett, Burrow Bridge. Burrowbridge Civil parish 508 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Large tree on the left of a field in the foreground with buildings in the distance. Cheddon Fitzpaine Civil parish 1,929 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Houses and fields be3side a country lane. Chipstable Civil parish 309 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. Churchstanton Civil parish 752 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Combe Florey Civil parish 261 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Multiple reddish brown roofs of houses. A church tower is visible in the distance. Comeytrowe Civil parish 5,463 Taunton Municipal Borough
Taunton Rural District
[2][4]
Celtic pattern stone cross in the foreground with trees and houses in the background. Corfe Civil parish 253 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Cotford St Luke Civil parish created post-census Taunton Rural District [4]
Cothelstone Civil parish 111 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Creech St Michael Civil parish 2,416 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Curland Civil parish 225 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower and arched windows. Durston Civil parish 136 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Reddish building with square tower. Fitzhead Civil parish 264 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Halse Civil parish 290 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Gray stone building with square tower and slate roof. Hatch Beauchamp Civil parish 620 Taunton Rural District [4]
Gray stone building with ornate square tower and slate roof. In the foreground are gravestones. Kingston St Mary Civil parish 921 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Church tower seen across fields Langford Budville Civil parish 535 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Reddish building with square tower. Lydeard St Lawrence Civil parish 506 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Milverton Civil parish 1,438 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Ornate church building with hexagonal tower. North Curry Civil parish 1,640 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Norton Fitzwarren Civil parish 3,046 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Reddish building with square tower. Nynehead Civil parish 415 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Red stone church with square tower. Oake Civil parish 765 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Red stone building with grey square tower. Orchard Portman Civil parish 150 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with sqauer tower. Otterford Civil parish 356 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Engraving of a church building with a hexagonal tower supporting a spire. Pitminster Civil parish 956 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower showing across fields. Ruishton Civil parish 1,473 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Several houses and school behind fields and hedgerows. Sampford Arundel Civil parish 268 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Staple Fitzpaine Civil parish 189 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are gravestones and trees. Staplegrove Civil parish 1,649 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
A village of houses nestled in rolling green hills. Stawley Civil parish 279 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Stone building with hexagonal tower topped by a short spirelet. Stoke St Gregory Civil parish 942 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Stoke St Mary Civil parish 421 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
White building with square tower. Thornfalcon Civil parish 119 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Tolland Civil parish 81 Taunton Rural District [4]
Stone building with square tower. Trull Civil parish 2,288 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Roofs of several houses with the square tower of the church prominent amongst them. In the background are fields and hills. Wellington Town 13,822 Wellington Urban District [2][5]
Wellington Without Civil parish 727 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
White painted building to the right of the road, with a sign saying The Rising Sun. West Bagborough Civil parish 358 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower and stair turret. West Buckland Civil parish 1,189 Wellington Rural District [2][3]
Stone church with square tower West Hatch Civil parish 306 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. West Monkton Civil parish 2,787 Taunton Rural District [2][4]
Street scene with buildings and shops. The three-storey building on the left has a sign saying The Courthouse. Wiveliscombe Town 2,893 Wellington Rural District [2][3]

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, or are independent of the council and run as academies.

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

See also

References

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External links

  • Taunton Deane Borough Council
  • Taunton Deane Tourist Information
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