Temple Cloud

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Coordinates: 51°19′11″N 2°32′36″W / 51.3197°N 2.5432°W / 51.3197; -2.5432

Temple Cloud
The Temple Inn, Temple Cloud - geograph.org.uk - 126724.jpg
The Temple Inn
Temple Cloud is located in Somerset
Temple Cloud
Temple Cloud
 Temple Cloud shown within Somerset
Population approx. 1,000
OS grid reference ST621580
Unitary authority Bath and North East Somerset
Ceremonial county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS39
Dialling code 01761
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North East Somerset
List of places
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England
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Temple Cloud (grid reference ST621580) is a village within the Chew Valley in Somerset in the Bath and North East Somerset Council area on the A37 road. It is located 10 miles from Bristol and Bath, very close to Clutton. The nearest town is Midsomer Norton [5 miles]. The village of Cameley is also very close.

The Temple in the place name relates to the Knights Templar who held the manors of Cameley and Cloud around 1200.[1] Cloud is thought to come from the personal name Cloda.[2]

There were several coal mines in and around the village as a part of the Somerset coalfield, but these have all since closed.

Government and politics[edit]

Temple Cloud is part of the Mendip Ward, which is represented by one councillor on the Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, which has responsibilities for services such as education, refuse, tourism etc. The village is a part of the North East Somerset constituency and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Census, the Mendip Ward (which includes West Harptree and Hinton Blewett), had 1,465 residents, living in 548 households, with an average age of 39.0 years. Of these 79% of residents describing their health as 'good', 22% of 16-74 year olds had no qualifications; and the area had an unemployment rate of 1.5% of all economically active people aged 16–74. In the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, it was ranked at 25,387 out of 32,482 wards in England, where 1 was the most deprived LSOA and 32,482 the least deprived.[1]

Church[edit]

The church is dedicated to St Barnabas. Further information and pictures of the church are available from GENUKI: St Barnabas's Church, Temple Cloud

Grade II listed buildings[edit]

The church is also the meeting place for the local St John Ambulance division, Clutton & Timsbury Combined Division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faith, Juliet. The Knights Templar in Somerset. The History Press. pp. 59–86. ISBN 9780752452562. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Stephen (1992). Somerset Place Names. Wimborne, Dorset: The Dovecote Press Ltd. ISBN 1-874336-03-2. 

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