Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Taunton.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the Municipal Borough of Taunton, Wellington Urban District, Taunton Rural District, and Wellington Rural District.

Taunton Deane was granted borough status in 1975, perpetuating the mayoralty of Taunton.

The district was given the name of an alternate form of the Taunton Deane Hundred.


Settlements in bold have a town charter or a population over 2,500.

  • Ash Priors - Ashbrittle
  • Bathealton - Bickenhall - Bishop's Hull - Bishops Lydeard - Bradford on Tone - Burrowbridge
  • Cheddon Fitzpaine - Chipstable - Churchstanton - Combe Florey - Comeytrowe - Corfe - Cotford St Luke - Cothelstone - Creech St Michael - Curland
  • Durston
  • Fitzhead
  • Halse - Hatch Beauchamp
  • Kingston St Mary
  • Langford Budville - Lydeard St Lawrence
  • Milverton
  • North Curry - Norton Fitzwarren - Nynehead
  • Oake - Orchard Portman - Otterford
  • Pitminster
  • Ruishton
  • Sampford Arundel - Staple Fitzpaine - Staplegrove - Stawley - Stoke St Gregory - Stoke St Mary
  • Taunton - Thornfalcon - Tolland - Trull
  • Wellington - West Bagborough - West Buckland - West Monkton - Wiveliscombe


Part of the former Taunton Municipal Borough is unparished.


The town of Taunton (which for population estimates includes the unparished area - or former municipal borough - plus the neighbouring parishes of Bishop's Hull, Comeytrowe, Norton Fitzwarren, Staplegrove, Trull and West Monkton) had an estimated population of 61,400 in 2001.

Taunton forms part of the larger borough of Taunton Deane which also includes the town of Wellington and surrounding villages. Taunton Deane had an estimated population of 102,600 in 2001.

The figures below are for the Taunton Deane area.


County schools (those which are not independent) in the five non-metropolitan districts of the county are operated by Somerset County Council, or are independent of the council and run as academies.

For a full list of schools see: List of schools in Somerset

See also

  • List of Grade I listed buildings in Taunton Deane
  • List of Scheduled Monuments in Taunton Deane


External links

  • Taunton Deane Borough Council
  • Taunton Deane Tourist Information

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