Taunton

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Coordinates: 51°01′08″N 3°06′00″W / 51.019°N 3.100°W / 51.019; -3.100

Taunton
Cricket ground in front of church tower.
The tower of St. James Church rises over the County Ground
Taunton is located in Somerset
Taunton
 Taunton shown within Somerset
Population 61,400 [1]
OS grid reference ST228250
District Taunton Deane
Shire county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAUNTON
Postcode district TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4
Dialling code 01823
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Taunton Deane
Website www.tauntondeane.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
Somerset

Taunton is a town in the county of Somerset. It is in the Taunton Deane District. Taunton is the county town of Somerset. Taunton is on the River Tone and takes its name from the river. Tone town became Taunton.

In 1685, Judge Jefferies was based in Taunton during the Bloody Assizes that followed the Battle of Sedgemoor.

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