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SEDGEMOOR is a low-lying area of land in Somerset
Somerset
, England. It lies close to sea level south of the Polden Hills
Polden Hills
, historically largely marsh (or "moor" in its older sense). The eastern part is known as King\'s Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
, and the western part West Sedgemoor . Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
is part of the area now known as the Somerset
Somerset
Levels and Moors . Historically the area was known as the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor .

Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
has given its name to a local government district formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
, by a merger of the municipal borough of Bridgwater
Bridgwater
, the Burnham-on-Sea
Burnham-on-Sea
urban district , Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District and part of Axbridge Rural District . The district covers a larger area than the historical Sedgemoor, extending north of the Polden Hills
Polden Hills
across the Somerset
Somerset
Levels and Moors to the Mendip Hills
Mendip Hills
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Toponymy * 2 Towns * 3 Parishes * 4 Rivers * 5 Battles * 6 Industry

* 7 Governance

* 7.1 Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
District Council * 7.2 Members of UK parliament * 7.3 European parliament

* 8 Education * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links

TOPONYMY

Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
does not mean "sedge moor", but is instead "marsh of a man called Sicga" from the Old Norse personal name Sicga and Old English mor "moor". The name was recorded as Secgamere in 1165.

TOWNS

* Bridgwater
Bridgwater
– the administrative centre * Burnham-on-Sea
Burnham-on-Sea
* North Petherton
North Petherton
* Highbridge * Axbridge
Axbridge

PARISHES

IMAGE NAME STATUS POPULATION FORMER LOCAL AUTHORITY COORDINATES REFS

Ashcott
Ashcott
Civil parish 1,186 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°07′N 2°49′W / 51.12°N 2.81°W / 51.12; -2.81 (Ashcott)

Axbridge
Axbridge
Town 2,057 Axbridge Rural District 51°17′N 2°49′W / 51.29°N 2.82°W / 51.29; -2.82 (Axbridge)

Badgworth Civil parish 525 Axbridge Rural District 51°16′N 2°52′W / 51.27°N 2.87°W / 51.27; -2.87 (Badgworth)

Bawdrip Civil parish 506 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 2°56′W / 51.15°N 2.94°W / 51.15; -2.94 (Bawdrip)

Berrow Civil parish 1,534 Axbridge Rural District 51°16′N 3°01′W / 51.27°N 3.01°W / 51.27; -3.01 (Berrow, Somerset)

Brean
Brean
Civil parish 635 Axbridge Rural District 51°18′N 3°01′W / 51.30°N 3.01°W / 51.30; -3.01 (Brean)

Brent Knoll Civil parish 1,271 Axbridge Rural District 51°15′N 2°57′W / 51.25°N 2.95°W / 51.25; -2.95 (Brent Knoll)

Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Town 35,886 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Municipal Borough 51°08′N 2°59′W / 51.13°N 2.99°W / 51.13; -2.99 (Bridgwater)

Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Without Civil parish 428 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°08′N 2°58′W / 51.14°N 2.97°W / 51.14; -2.97 ( Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Without)

Broomfield Civil parish 249 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°05′N 3°07′W / 51.08°N 3.11°W / 51.08; -3.11 (Broomfield, Somerset)

Burnham on Sea and Highbridge Town 19,576 Burnham on Sea Urban District 51°14′N 2°59′W / 51.24°N 2.99°W / 51.24; -2.99 ( Burnham-on-Sea
Burnham-on-Sea
and Highbridge)

Burnham Without Civil Parish 1,636 Axbridge Rural District 51°14′N 2°58′W / 51.23°N 2.96°W / 51.23; -2.96 (Burnham Without)

Burtle Civil parish 388 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°10′N 2°52′W / 51.17°N 2.87°W / 51.17; -2.87 (Burtle)

Cannington Civil parish 2,271 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 3°04′W / 51.15°N 3.07°W / 51.15; -3.07 (Cannington, Somerset)

Catcott Civil parish 531 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 2°52′W / 51.15°N 2.87°W / 51.15; -2.87 (Catcott)

Chapel Allerton Civil parish 401 Axbridge Rural District 51°15′N 2°51′W / 51.25°N 2.85°W / 51.25; -2.85 (Chapel Allerton, Somerset)

Cheddar Civil parish 5,755 Axbridge Rural District 51°17′N 2°47′W / 51.28°N 2.78°W / 51.28; -2.78 (Cheddar)

Chedzoy Civil parish 404 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°08′N 2°57′W / 51.13°N 2.95°W / 51.13; -2.95 (Chedzoy)

Chilton Polden Civil parish 698 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 2°54′W / 51.15°N 2.90°W / 51.15; -2.90 (Chilton Polden)

Chilton Trinity
Chilton Trinity
Civil parish 260 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 3°01′W / 51.15°N 3.01°W / 51.15; -3.01 (Chilton Trinity)

Compton Bishop
Compton Bishop
Civil parish 620 Axbridge Rural District 51°18′N 2°52′W / 51.30°N 2.87°W / 51.30; -2.87 (Compton Bishop)

Cossington Civil parish 564 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°10′N 2°55′W / 51.16°N 2.92°W / 51.16; -2.92 (Cossington, Somerset)

Durleigh
Durleigh
Civil parish 548 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°07′N 3°02′W / 51.12°N 3.04°W / 51.12; -3.04 (Durleigh)

East Brent
East Brent
Civil parish 1,302 Axbridge Rural District 51°16′N 2°56′W / 51.26°N 2.94°W / 51.26; -2.94 (East Brent, Somerset)

East Huntspill
East Huntspill
Civil parish 1,146 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°12′N 2°59′W / 51.20°N 2.98°W / 51.20; -2.98 (Huntspill)

Edington Civil parish 372 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 2°53′W / 51.15°N 2.88°W / 51.15; -2.88 (Edington, Somerset)

Enmore Civil parish 247 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°07′N 3°05′W / 51.11°N 3.09°W / 51.11; -3.09 (Enmore, Somerset)

Fiddington Civil parish 298 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°10′N 3°07′W / 51.16°N 3.12°W / 51.16; -3.12 (Fiddington)

Goathurst
Goathurst
Civil parish 193 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°06′N 3°04′W / 51.10°N 3.06°W / 51.10; -3.06 (Goathurst)

Greinton
Greinton
Civil Parish 71 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°07′N 2°50′W / 51.12°N 2.84°W / 51.12; -2.84 (Greinton)

Lympsham Civil parish 960 Axbridge Rural District 51°17′N 2°57′W / 51.29°N 2.95°W / 51.29; -2.95 (Lympsham)

Lyng Civil parish 338 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°03′N 2°58′W / 51.05°N 2.96°W / 51.05; -2.96 (Lyng, Somerset)

Mark Civil parish 1,478 Axbridge Rural District 51°14′N 2°53′W / 51.23°N 2.89°W / 51.23; -2.89 (Mark, Somerset)

Middlezoy
Middlezoy
Civil parish 725 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°05′N 2°53′W / 51.09°N 2.89°W / 51.09; -2.89 (Middlezoy)

Moorlinch Civil parish 408 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°08′N 2°52′W / 51.13°N 2.86°W / 51.13; -2.86 (Moorlinch)

Nether Stowey
Nether Stowey
Civil parish 1,373 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 3°09′W / 51.15°N 3.15°W / 51.15; -3.15 (Nether Stowey)

North Petherton
North Petherton
Town 6,730 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°05′N 3°01′W / 51.09°N 3.01°W / 51.09; -3.01 (North Petherton)

Othery Civil parish 642 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°05′N 2°53′W / 51.08°N 2.88°W / 51.08; -2.88 (Othery)

Otterhampton
Otterhampton
Civil parish 831 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°11′N 3°05′W / 51.18°N 3.08°W / 51.18; -3.08 (Otterhampton)

Over Stowey
Over Stowey
Civil parish 352 Bridgwater
Bridgwater
Rural District 51°09′N 3°09′W / 51.15°N 3.15°W / 51.15; -3.15 (Over Stowey)

Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
District Council By-Election, 2010 : Woolavington PARTY CANDIDATE VOTES % ±

Conservative Alison Hamlin 264 44.8 −4.0

Liberal Democrat Tina Marsh 184 31.2 +31.2

Labour Ian Tucker 141 23.9 −27.2

MAJORITY 80 14.8

TURNOUT 589 33

Conservative GAIN from Labour SWING 12.8

Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
District Council By-Election, 2013 : Highbridge for Wells the MP is James Heappey , also a Conservative , who won the seat in 2015 from Tessa Munt , a Liberal Democrat .

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Residents of Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
also form part of the electorate for the South West England constituency for elections to the European Parliament
European Parliament
.

EDUCATION

Main article: List of schools in Somerset
Somerset

Schools (those which are not independent) in Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
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* Somerset
Somerset
portal

* List of Grade I listed buildings in Sedgemoor * List of Scheduled Monuments in Sedgemoor

REFERENCES

* ^ Robert Dunning (Editor) (2004). "Introduction". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8: The Poldens and the Levels. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 August 2011. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link ) * ^ " Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
District Council". Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy. Retrieved 4 August 2008. * ^ Somerset
Somerset
County Council. Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
parish population estimates for 2002; 2002 . * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM AN AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AY AZ BA "Statistics for Wards, LSOAs and Parishes – SUMMARY Profiles" (Excel). Somerset
Somerset
Intelligence. Retrieved 4 January 2014. * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL "Brdigwater RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O " Axbridge
Axbridge
RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. * ^ "Burnham UD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. * ^ "Alphabetical List of Constituencies and Members of Parliament". House of Commons Information Office. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008. * ^ "Wells". Election 2010. BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010. * ^ "UK MEPs for the South West". European Parliament
European Parliament
UK Office. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2008.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
District Council * Somerset
Somerset
by the Sea (tourism website)

* v * t * e

Towns, villages and hamlets in the Sedgemoor
Sedgemoor
district of Somerset
Somerset
, England

* Ashcott
Ashcott
* Axbridge
Axbridge
*