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Portishead and North Weston
Multiple buildings including terraces, detached houses and blocks of flats. In the foreground are fields and in the background water and then hills.
Portishead viewed from Naish Hill
Portishead and North Weston shown within Somerset
Population 23,699 
OS grid reference ST465765
Civil parish
  • Portishead and North Weston
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • Woodspring
List of places
UK
England
SomersetCoordinates: 51°29′06″N 2°46′19″W / 51.48491°N 2.77187°W / 51.48491; -2.77187

Portishead and North Weston is a civil parish with a Town Council in North Somerset, England. The parish includes the coastal town of Portishead along with the village of North Weston. The 2011 census gave the population as 23,699.

History

North Weston was historically a hamlet in the parish of Portishead. It was created a separate civil parish in 1894.

Between 1 April 1974 and 1 April 1996, both parishes were in the Woodspring district of the county of Avon. Before 1974 the parishes were part of the Long Ashton Rural District and Portishead Urban District.

The two parishes were united in 1993, and the united parish became part of North Somerset in 1996.


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