Wootton Courtenay

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Wootton Courtenay
Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are gravestones.
Church of All Saints, Wootton Courtenay
Wootton Courtenay is located in Somerset
Wootton Courtenay
Wootton Courtenay
Location within Somerset
Population264 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSS938432
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTA24
Dialling code01643
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°10′43″N 3°31′10″W / 51.1785°N 3.5195°W / 51.1785; -3.5195Coordinates: 51°10′43″N 3°31′10″W / 51.1785°N 3.5195°W / 51.1785; -3.5195

Wootton Courtenay is a village and civil parish on Exmoor in the Somerset West and Taunton district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the hamlets of Brockwell and Huntscott.

The village lies on the route of the Macmillan Way West and the Celtic Way Exmoor Option.


Wootton was part of the hundred of Carhampton.[2]


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 Somerset West and Taunton, which was established on 1 April 2019. It was previously in the district of West Somerset, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, and part of Williton Rural District before that.[3] 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.

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of All Saints dates from the 13th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistics for Wards, LSOAs and Parishes — SUMMARY Profiles" (Excel). Somerset Intelligence. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Carhampton Hundred". Domesday Map. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Williton RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1345750)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 February 2008.

External links[edit]

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