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South Petherton
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Church of St Peter and St Paul showing the octagonal tower.
South Petherton is located in Somerset
South Petherton
South Petherton
Population 3,367 
OS grid reference ST435165
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA13
Dialling code 01460
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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50°56′56″N 2°48′32″W / 50.949°N 2.809°W / 50.949; -2.809

South Petherton is a very large village / small country town and civil parish on the River Parrett in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) east of Ilminster and 5 miles (8 km) north west of Crewkerne. It had a population of 3,367 in 2011 but in 2019 it’s nearly 4,500 The parish includes the village of Over Stratton and the hamlets of Lower Stratton, Yeabridge and Compton Durville, and is approximately 2 miles (3 km) from East Lambrook, Martock and Lopen.

It is distinctive for the traditional hamstone construction of many of its buildings. In 2005 South Petherton was awarded ‘Somerset Village of the Year’ in a national competition. Historically South Petherton was a market town, but these days is regarded to be a small town with many of its ancient functions having ended by around 1870.

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