Treborough

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Treborough
Stone kilns built into a bank with a road in front.
Treborough lime kilns
Treborough is located in Somerset
Treborough
Treborough
Treborough shown within Somerset
Population 42 [1]
OS grid reference ST015365
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WATCHET
Postcode district TA23
Dialling code 01984
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°07′09″N 3°24′31″W / 51.1192°N 3.4087°W / 51.1192; -3.4087Coordinates: 51°07′09″N 3°24′31″W / 51.1192°N 3.4087°W / 51.1192; -3.4087

Treborough is a small village and civil parish 7 miles (11 km) south of Dunster, lying amongst the Brendon Hills within the Exmoor National Park in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England.

History[edit]

The name Treborough is thought to be derived from the Celtic treberg meaning "hamlet by the waterfall",[2] or wooded place or hill, from the Old English treow for tree.[1]

Treborough was part of the hundred of Carhampton.[3]

Within the village are a pair of lime kilns which date from the early 19th century and are made from flat-bedded local slate.[4]

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 West Somerset, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Williton 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 Bridgwater and West Somerset 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.

Geography[edit]

Treborough Woods are a 70 acres (28.3 ha) area which contain the site of a slate quarry which was used for 500 years until production finished in World War II.[6]

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of St Peter dates from the 14th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Treborough Parish". Exmoor National Park. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Treborough". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Carhampton Hundred". Domesday Map. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pair of limekilns at NGR ST 0166 3684". Images of England. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  5. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Williton Rural District Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Treborough Slate Quarry". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Church of St Peter". Images of England. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 

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