Taunton

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Taunton
Tauntonchurch.jpg
The tower of St. James Church rises over the County Ground
Population61,400 [1]
OS grid referenceST228250
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTAUNTON
Postcode districtTA1, TA2, TA3, TA4
Dialling code01823
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
Websitewww.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.

References[change | change source]

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