St Catherine, Somerset

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St Catherine
Honey coloured building with prominent porch and triangular fronting to the roof.
St Catherine's Court
St Catherine is located in Somerset
St Catherine
St Catherine
St Catherine shown within Somerset
Population 69 [1]
OS grid reference ST778704
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATH
Postcode district BA1
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°25′57″N 2°19′12″W / 51.4326°N 2.3200°W / 51.4326; -2.3200Coordinates: 51°25′57″N 2°19′12″W / 51.4326°N 2.3200°W / 51.4326; -2.3200

St Catherine is a small village within the civil parish of Batheaston in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. The parish has a population of 69.[1]

History[edit]

St Catherine was part of the hundred of Bath Forum.[2][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, such as the village hall or community centre, playing fields and playgrounds, 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 of interest to the council.

The parish falls within the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset, created in 1996. Before 1974 the parish was part of the Bathavon Rural District.[4]

The parish is part of the North East Somerset Parliamentary constituency. It is also part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.

Religious sites[edit]

St Catherine's church was built in the 12th century as a chapel-of-ease of Bath. It is a Grade II* listed building.[5] It stands within the grounds of the 16th century St Catherine's Court, which is Grade I listed.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Statistics for Bath & North East Somerset". Statistics and Census Information. Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Reverend John Collinson (1791). The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset. 1. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-171-40217-6. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  4. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Bathavon Rural District
  5. ^ "St Catherine's Church". Images of England. Retrieved 20 November 2006. 
  6. ^ "St Catherine's Court". Images of England. Retrieved 20 November 2006. 

External links[edit]

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