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Mendip

Mendip is a local government district of Somerset in England. The Mendip district covers a largely rural area of ranging from the Mendip Hills through on to the Somerset Levels. It has a population of approximately 112,500. The administrative centre of the district is Shepton Mallet but the largest town (three times larger than Shepton Mallet) is Frome.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal boroughs of Glastonbury and Wells, along with Frome, Shepton Mallet, Street urban districts, and Frome Rural District, Shepton Mallet Rural District, Wells Rural District, and part of Axbridge Rural District and part of Clutton Rural District.

Mendip (disambiguation)

Mendip is a local government district of Somerset, UK.

Mendip may also refer to:

  • Mendip Hills, a group of hills in Somerset, England
  • Forest of Mendip, an ancient forest located in Somerset
  • Chewton Mendip, a village in the Mendip Hills
  • Mendip Way, a footpath across the Mendip Hills
  • Mendip TV Mast, a transmitter in the Mendips area
  • Baron Mendip, a short-lived title of the Peerage of Great Britain
    • Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip (1713-1802)
  • Mendip Power Group, micro electricity generation in the Mendip area
  • Mendip Rail, freight operating railway company
  • , a name used by the UK Royal Navy

    • , a UK Royal Navy destroyer