Wayford

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Wayford
Two storey house with columns in front of the door
Wayford Manor House
Wayford is located in Somerset
Wayford
Wayford
 Wayford shown within Somerset
Population 114 [1]
OS grid reference ST405065
District South Somerset
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CREWKERNE
Postcode district TA18
Dialling code 01460
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Yeovil
List of places
UK
England
Somerset

Coordinates: 50°51′18″N 2°50′48″W / 50.8549°N 2.8466°W / 50.8549; -2.8466

Wayford is a village and civil parish on the River Axe, 3 miles (5 km) south-west of Crewkerne, in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. The parish contains the hamlets of Oathill and Clapton.

History[edit]

The parish was part of the hundred of Crewkerne.[2]

Wayford Manor House was rebuilt around 1600 by Charles Daubeney, probably with William Arnold as master mason. The north wing was completed by Sir Ernest George in 1900.[3]

Governance[edit]

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 Chard 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[4] 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 Michael dates from the 13th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Somerset population estimates for 2002". Somerset County Council. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wayford Manor House". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. ^ a b A Vision of Britain Through Time : Chard Rural District
  5. ^ "Church of St Michael". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wayford at Wikimedia Commons