Brympton

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Brympton
Brympton Clock tower.gif
The Brympton clock tower
Brympton is located in Somerset
Brympton
Brympton
 Brympton shown within Somerset
Population 7,308 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST520155
District South Somerset
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YEOVIL
Postcode district BA22 0
Dialling code 01935
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°56′13″N 2°41′01″W / 50.9370°N 2.6835°W / 50.9370; -2.6835

Brympton is a civil parish and electoral ward in Somerset, England. The parish is situated on the north-west edge of Yeovil in the South Somerset district. The parish/ward has a population of 7,308.[1] Although most of the population lives within Yeovil, the parish includes the hamlets of Brympton D'Evercy, Lufton, Thorne Coffin and Alvington as well as part of Chilthorne Domer.

History[edit]

The site of a Roman villa at Lufton was excavated after the discovery of mosaics including one depicting people dressed in Roman dress and a hunting scene.[2]

The parish of Brympton was part of the Stone Hundred, while Thorne Coffin was part of the Tintinhull Hundred.[3]

Brympton contains the historic manor house known as Brympton d'Evercy.

Lufton Manor, which dates from 1900 is an example of Queen Anne style architecture. It was designed by architect Evelyn Hellicar (1862-1929).[4] It is a grade II listed building.

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 Yeovil Rural District.[5] 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 Yeovil 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. Andrew dates from the 13th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics for Wards, LSOAs and Parishes — SUMMARY Profiles" (Excel). Somerset Intelligence. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Roman villa, N of Lufton". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Hellicar obituary, Journal of the RIBA, 21 September 1929 page 772
  5. ^ "Yeovil RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Church of St. Andrew". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

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