Taunton Deane

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Taunton Deane
Non-metropolitan district
Official logo of Taunton Deane
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Shown within Somerset
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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 Conservative / Liberal Democrat
 • MPs: Jeremy Browne LD
Area
 • Total 178.87 sq mi (463.26 km2)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 110,600 (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 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.

Settlements[edit]

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

Parishes[edit]

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 50°59′N 3°21′W / 50.98°N 3.35°W / 50.98; -3.35 (Ashbrittle) [2][3]
Red stone building with square tower. Ash Priors Civil parish 155 Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 3°13′W / 51.06°N 3.21°W / 51.06; -3.21 (Ash Priors) [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 51°01′N 3°19′W / 51.01°N 3.31°W / 51.01; -3.31 (Bathealton) [2][3]
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) [4]
Yellow stone house with tall chimneys behind brick wall. Bishops Hull Civil parish 2,975 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°08′W / 51.02°N 3.14°W / 51.02; -3.14 (Bishop's Hull) [2][4]
Red stone building with square tower. In the foreground is a graveyard. Bishops Lydeard Civil parish 2,839 Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 3°11′W / 51.06°N 3.19°W / 51.06; -3.19 (Bishops Lydeard) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Bradford on Tone Civil parish 622 Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°11′W / 51.00°N 3.18°W / 51.00; -3.18 (Bradford on Tone) [2][3]
Arched bridge with metal railing. Sign showing River Parrett, Burrow Bridge. Burrowbridge Civil parish 508 Taunton Rural District 51°04′N 2°55′W / 51.07°N 2.92°W / 51.07; -2.92 (Burrowbridge) [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 51°02′N 3°05′W / 51.04°N 3.08°W / 51.04; -3.08 (Cheddon Fitzpaine) [2][4]
Houses and fields be3side a country lane. Chipstable Civil parish 309 Wellington Rural District 51°02′N 3°22′W / 51.04°N 3.37°W / 51.04; -3.37 (Chipstable) [2][3]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. Churchstanton Civil parish 752 Taunton Rural District 50°55′N 3°09′W / 50.92°N 3.15°W / 50.92; -3.15 (Churchstanton) [2][4]
Street scene with houses and trees separated from the road by a stone wall. Combe Florey Civil parish 261 Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°13′W / 51.08°N 3.21°W / 51.08; -3.21 (Combe Florey) [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
51°01′N 3°08′W / 51.01°N 3.13°W / 51.01; -3.13 (Comeytrowe) [2][4]
Celtic pattern stone cross in the foreground with trees and houses in the background. Corfe Civil parish 253 Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°05′W / 50.97°N 3.09°W / 50.97; -3.09 (Corfe) [2][4]
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) [2][4]
Bridge over still water with a house to the right. Creech St Michael Civil parish 2,416 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°02′W / 51.02°N 3.04°W / 51.02; -3.04 (Creech St Michael) [2][4]
White painted building with arched windows. In the foreground are gravestones. Curland Civil parish 225 Taunton Rural District 50°57′N 3°02′W / 50.95°N 3.03°W / 50.95; -3.03 (Curland) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower and arched windows. Durston Civil parish 136 Taunton Rural District 51°03′N 3°01′W / 51.05°N 3.01°W / 51.05; -3.01 (Durston) [2][4]
Reddish building with square tower. Fitzhead Civil parish 264 Wellington Rural District 51°03′N 3°16′W / 51.05°N 3.26°W / 51.05; -3.26 (Fitzhead) [2][3]
Reddish stone building with square tower. Halse Civil parish 290 Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 3°14′W / 51.04°N 3.23°W / 51.04; -3.23 (Halse, Somerset) [2][4]
Gray stone building with square tower and slate roof. Hatch Beauchamp Civil parish 620 Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 2°59′W / 50.98°N 2.99°W / 50.98; -2.99 (Hatch Beauchamp) [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 51°04′N 3°07′W / 51.06°N 3.11°W / 51.06; -3.11 (Kingston St Mary) [2][4]
Church tower seen across fields Langford Budville Civil parish 535 Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°16′W / 51.00°N 3.27°W / 51.00; -3.27 (Langford Budville) [2][3]
Reddish building with square tower. Lydeard St Lawrence Civil parish 506 Taunton Rural District 51°05′N 3°15′W / 51.09°N 3.25°W / 51.09; -3.25 (Lydeard St Lawrence) [2][4]
Reddish stone building with square tower. In the foreground are a cross and lamppost.| Milverton Civil parish 1,438 Wellington Rural District 51°01′N 3°15′W / 51.02°N 3.25°W / 51.02; -3.25 (Milverton, Somerset) [2][3]
Ornate church building with hexagonal tower. North Curry Civil parish 1,640 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 2°58′W / 51.02°N 2.96°W / 51.02; -2.96 (North Curry) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Norton Fitzwarren Civil parish 3,046 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°09′W / 51.02°N 3.15°W / 51.02; -3.15 (Norton Fitzwarren) [2][4]
Reddish building with square tower. Nynehead Civil parish 415 Wellington Rural District 50°59′N 3°14′W / 50.99°N 3.23°W / 50.99; -3.23 (Nynehead) [2][3]
Red stone church with square tower. Oake Civil parish 765 Wellington Rural District 51°01′N 3°13′W / 51.02°N 3.21°W / 51.02; -3.21 (Oake) [2][3]
Red stone building with grey 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) [2][4]
Stone building with sqauer tower. Otterford Civil parish 356 Taunton Rural District 50°55′N 3°06′W / 50.92°N 3.10°W / 50.92; -3.10 (Otterford) [2][4]
Engraving of a church building with a hexagonal tower supporting a spire. Pitminster Civil parish 956 Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°07′W / 50.97°N 3.11°W / 50.97; -3.11 (Pitminster) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower showing across fields. Ruishton Civil parish 1,473 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°03′W / 51.02°N 3.05°W / 51.02; -3.05 (Ruishton) [2][4]
Several houses and school behind fields and hedgerows. Sampford Arundel Civil parish 268 Wellington Rural District 50°58′N 3°17′W / 50.96°N 3.28°W / 50.96; -3.28 (Sampford Arundel) [2][3]
Stone manor house with tall chimneys. In front of the house are gardens and trees. Staple Fitzpaine Civil parish 189 Taunton Rural District 50°58′N 3°03′W / 50.96°N 3.05°W / 50.96; -3.05 (Staple Fitzpaine) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are gravestones and trees. Staplegrove Civil parish 1,649 Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 3°07′W / 51.03°N 3.12°W / 51.03; -3.12 (Staplegrove) [2][4]
A village of houses nestled in rolling green hills. Stawley Civil parish 279 Wellington Rural District 51°00′N 3°20′W / 51.00°N 3.33°W / 51.00; -3.33 (Stawley) [2][3]
Stone building with hexagonal tower topped by a short spirelet. Stoke St Gregory Civil parish 942 Taunton Rural District 51°02′N 2°56′W / 51.04°N 2.94°W / 51.04; -2.94 (Stoke St Gregory) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower. Stoke St Mary Civil parish 421 Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 3°03′W / 50.99°N 3.05°W / 50.99; -3.05 (Stoke St Mary) [2][4]
White building with square tower. Thornfalcon Civil parish 119 Taunton Rural District 51°01′N 3°01′W / 51.01°N 3.02°W / 51.01; -3.02 (Thornfalcon) [2][4]
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) [4]
Stone building with square tower. Trull Civil parish 2,288 Taunton Rural District 51°00′N 3°07′W / 51.00°N 3.12°W / 51.00; -3.12 (Trull) [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 50°59′N 3°13′W / 50.98°N 3.22°W / 50.98; -3.22 (Wellington, Somerset) [2][5]
Wellington Without Civil parish 727 Wellington Rural District 50°58′N 3°14′W / 50.96°N 3.23°W / 50.96; -3.23 (Wellington Without) [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 51°05′N 3°11′W / 51.09°N 3.18°W / 51.09; -3.18 (West Bagborough) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower and stair turret. West Buckland Civil parish 1,189 Wellington Rural District 50°59′N 3°11′W / 50.98°N 3.18°W / 50.98; -3.18 (West Buckland) [2][3]
Stone church with square tower West Hatch Civil parish 306 Taunton Rural District 50°59′N 3°01′W / 50.98°N 3.02°W / 50.98; -3.02 (West Hatch) [2][4]
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees. West Monkton Civil parish 2,787 Taunton Rural District 51°03′N 3°03′W / 51.05°N 3.05°W / 51.05; -3.05 (West Monkton) [2][4]
Street scene with buildings and shops. The three-storey building on the left has a sign saying The Courthouse. Wiveliscombe Civil parish 2,893 Wellington Rural District 51°02′N 3°19′W / 51.04°N 3.31°W / 51.04; -3.31 (Wiveliscombe) [2][3]

Demography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Mayor". Taunton Deane Borough Council. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ 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 ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at "Statistics for Wards, LSOAs and Parishes — SUMMARY Profiles" (Excel). Somerset Intelligence. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Wellington RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ 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 "Taunton RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wellington UD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  6. ^ United Kingdom Census 2001 (2001). "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Area: Bath and North East Somerset". statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Mid Year Population Estimates for Towns". Somerset County Council. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Population Summary". Somerset County Council. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Taunton Deane: Total Population". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 

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