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Lamyatt

Summary
Lamyatt is a village and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. It lies south east of Shepton Mallet, north east of Castle Cary, and south of Evercreech. The parish has a population of 183. History A square, Roman-period Celtic temple built in the late 3rd century, is situated a mile north-west of the parish on the summit of Lamyatt Beacon. It fell into disuse at the end of the Roman period and a small east-west building was constructed nearby. A small cemetery was radiocarbon dated to the early middle ages. Lamyatt was recorded in the Domesday book as Lamieta meaning "the lamb's gate" from the Old English lamb and goat. The Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey owned the land and 5 hides (660 acres) were sublet to Nigel the Doctor. The parish of Lamyatt was part of the Whitstone Hundred. Governance The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operatin
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