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Cricket ground in front of church tower.
The tower of St. James Church rises over the County Ground
Population 61,400 [1]
OS grid reference ST228250
Shire county
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
Website www.tauntondeane.gov.uk
List of places

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mid Year Population Estimates for Towns" (PDF). Somerset County Council. Retrieved 17 February 2009.