Keinton Mandeville

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Keinton Mandeville
Stone building with square tower. In the foreground is a gateway with its own roof.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Keinton Mandeville is located in Somerset
Keinton Mandeville
Keinton Mandeville
 Keinton Mandeville shown within Somerset
Population 1,068 [1]
OS grid reference ST545305
District South Somerset
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA11
Dialling code 01458
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Somerton and Frome
List of places

Coordinates: 51°04′19″N 2°39′03″W / 51.0720°N 2.6507°W / 51.0720; -2.6507

Keinton Mandeville is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Castle Cary in the South Somerset district. The village has a population of 1,068.[1] It is next to Barton St David.

Lakeview Quarry specialises in paving and walling stone.


At the time of the Domesday Book it was known as Chintone meaning the noble's enclosure from the Old English cyne and tun. The Mandeville part of the village's name came from Stephen de Mandeville around 1243.[2]

The parish was previously called Keinton Mansfield. It was part of the hundred of Catsash.[3]


The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.

The village falls within the Non-metropolitan district of South Somerset, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Langport Rural District.[4] The district council is responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism.

Somerset County Council is responsible for running the largest and most expensive local services such as education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, policing and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.

It is also part of the Somerton and Frome county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election, and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene dates from the 13th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Irving House in Castle Street was the birthplace of actor Henry Irving.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Statistics for Wards, LSOAs and Parishes — SUMMARY Profiles" (Excel). Somerset Intelligence. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Stephen (1992). Somerset Place Names. Dovecote Press. p. 83. ISBN 1874336032. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Langport RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Church of St. Mary Magdalene". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  6. ^ Adler, Mark (March 2011). Mendip Times 6 (10): 34. 

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