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Welcome to WikiProject Somerset. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Somerset and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


Roughly in order of importance

  1. Get Somerset up to featured article. Done
  2. Create articles on all important sub-divisions and places of interest in Somerset.
  3. Maintain Portal:Somerset
  4. Add basic data such as population, maps and coordinates to all sub-divisions of Somerset.
  5. Add at least one photograph to every sub-division and place of interest in Somerset.
  6. Possibly create an infobox for places of interest with maps, visitor numbers etc.
  7. Make History of Somerset, Done Geology of Somerset Done etc. good, and ultimately featured articles.


  • To cover all topics related to the historical county of Somerset, England, which may include, but is not restricted to towns, villages and geography of the county. People and organisations from Somerset. Local culture, economy history etc.

It is not intended to include people with only a loose connection e.g. alumni of local universities or those who played for local sports teams.


For writing about settlements, see WikiProject UK geography - How to write about settlements

For writing about other areas of interest, guidance might be found in other related projects

Open tasks[edit]

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Rodw (talk · contribs) I'm interested in working on historic houses and industrial heritage.15:05, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
  2. Derek Andrews (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on Wells and surrounding villages, and general editing, tidying up, flagging problem areas etc. Particular interests; prehistory, industrial archaeology, natural features, walking routes. I only get home every few years, so won't be able to contribute photos too often. 11:01, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
  3. Pyrotec (talk · contribs) Have contributed to various articles within Somerset. Interested in historical subjects, such as industrial archaeology, railways, canals, railways, etc.Pyrotec 12:40, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
  4. Geof Sheppard (talk · contribs) – mainly working on railways and industrial heritage.
  5. Celiakozlowski (talk · contribs) – adding pictures and pages for villages in South "Zomerzet".
  6. Jdrewitt (talk · contribs) – general editing
  7. Mark999 (talk · contribs) – expanding apon the Bristol work Mark999 19:35, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
  8. Marco Alfarrobinha (talk · contribs) I live in Somerset and I am interested in creating new articles and editing existing ones, it is just that I am extremelly busy in real life so whenever I have a spare hour or two... Marco Alfarrobinha {chat}contributions 04:22, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  9. GGeoff (talk · contribs) (I am interested in editing and providing photographs. I live in Somerset. I take a special interest in trying to preserve the landscape and townscapes) 15:55,November 2007 (UTC)
  10. quota (talk · contribs) I no longer live in Somerset, so my info is somewhat out of date, but I'll try and help with information from the 1960s and 1970s. quota (talk) 10:50, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  11. Vox Humana 8' (talk · contribs) I am interested particularly in Somerset's rich monastic heritage.--Vox Humana 8' 15:35, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
  12. Maedin (talk · contribs) I am in an excellent position to provide free photographs for every bridge in the entire county of Somerset (up-to-date and also historic). Happy to take requests in this regard, but also hope to create and maintain a few Somerset bridge and geographical articles myself. Maedin\talk 11:54, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
  13. Pontificalibus (talk · contribs) I was born and grew up in Bath. Although I no longer live there I have some knowledge of the area. 22:28, 22nd November 2008 (UTC)
  14. NotFromUtrecht (talk · contribs) Photography, history
  15. Bob Re-born (talk · contribs) Resident of Cheddar. Anti-spam crusader - although Somerset really doesn't need this!
  16. Daffodillman (talk · contribs) Somerset resident on and off for forty years, willing to help in most areas, typical sloth. 03:15, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
  17. Jane Cartney (talk · contribs) Living and working in Weston-super-Mare with a particular interest in the history of art and architecture and the built environment. Artist and photographer. Invited to join this WikiProject and have accepted. 12.07, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
  18. Jaguar (talk · contribs) I am interested in settlements and history of Somerset and I have knowledge in them. Although I live in Hampshire, I still take a great interest of the history of Somerset and Bath. 22:10, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  19. Gareth Smart (talk · contribs) I was born and brought up in Winscombe and have a huge interest in Somerset. I was invited to join this WikiProject, so accepted the offer.
  20. BishopHerman (talk · contribs) My main interest is in Dorset, but I do live in Somerset and take an interest in its history and churches.
  21. Spoonfrog (talk · contribs) Interested in anything to do with Bath, mainly architectural and historical. 20:22, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  22. Reaper Eternal (talk · contribs) - I am mainly interested in the geology and archaeology of Somerset (thanks for inviting me Rod!). 11:28, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
  23. Harrias (talk · contribs) Most of my work is on articles relating to Somerset County Cricket Club, but I occasionally stray into other articles relating to the county.
  24. Ianmwmac (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on, and promoting, the local music scene in and around Somerset ) 17:23, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  25. JR Watchet (talk · contribs) (I am based in Watchet and have knowledge of local history etc. Can help with anything in West Somerset...) 21.26, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
  26. Mikeo34 (talk · contribs) (I am a born and bred Somersetonian with specific interests in railways and Yeovil Town.) 23:59, 31 Aug 2012 (UTC)
  27. H.Brian Griffin (talk · contribs) I was born in Bristol and I live in Congresbury I love editing Wikipedia and I hope to make good contributions to pages on Somerset. (H.Brian Griffin (talk) 02:34, 31 December 2012 (UTC))
  28. Polten (talk) 23:03, 2 January 2013 (UTC) I was born, raised and currently live in South Somerset and want to help in any way I can!
  29. Timbow001 (talk · contribs) (Quantock things esp historical and literary) 13:55, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  30. rleir (talk · contribs) I would like to add more historical info re: Ditcheat and Charlton Musgrove.
  31. Argovian (talk · contribs) Generally will chip in regarding civil parishes, geography, etc, as well as cricket-related stuff. Argovian (talk)
  32. Cassyput (talk · contribs) I live on Combe Down near bath and I'm interested in our local history
  33. Billy from Bath (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC) Name says it all
  34. Sumorsǣte (talk · contribs) Geography, history, etc.
  35. Apwoolrich (talk · contribs) Bridgwater area, industrial history, biography.19:10, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  36. Mojo0306 (talk · contribs) Articles about places and things in North Somerset. 17:06, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  37. Tube Geek 77 (talk · contribs) Transport related things, and also Portishead and surrounding areas
  38. gsykesvoyage (talk · contribs) Ex-student of Sexey's school, and resident of Somerset 15:26, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Articles and Lists[edit]

Below is a bot generated table of the assessment process of WikiProject Somerset supported articles. The stats are generated automatically every 2-3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering Somerset into the box here.

Current status[edit]

The above table shows the current state of this WikiProject. To view historical, monthly totals, see project progress.

Recognised Content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Featured topics[edit]

Featured portals[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Good topics[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

Popular pages[edit]

You can also see which of the projects pages are most popular (i.e. getting the most page requests) at Somerset Popular Pages

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Somerset-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,500 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

September 2018[edit]

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For previously created articles see the New article archive page

Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the week
  • If you have any requests or suggestions for a collaboration of the week or month please add them here.

Bring all settlements in Somerset with over 5000 population to GA standard i.e.: Backwell, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Cheddar, Clevedon, Comeytrowe, Crewkerne, Frome, Glastonbury, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Minehead, Nailsea, North Petherton, Peasedown St John, Portishead, Radstock, Shepton Mallet, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, Yatton, Yeovil


Project templates[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Somerset}} - The WikiProject template. Please add  {{WikiProject Somerset| class= |importance= }}  to the top of the talkpage on all Somerset-related articles.
  • {{User Somerset project}} - for the user pages for members of this project.
  • {{WP Somerset invite}} - for use on the talk pages of those who edit Somerset related articles and might be interested in joining this project.
    • A variant {{WP Somerset invite|Article Name}} can be used. NB "Article Name" should be replaced with the title of the article they have worked on.
  • {{Image requested|in=Somerset}} - to request photos of places or things in Somerset, add this template to the talk page of the relevant article.


Adding these to the end of an article will give a collapsed box with a listing of all the related articles

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