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North Wootton, Somerset

Summary
North Wootton is a village and civil parish, on the River Redlake, south east of Wells, and south west of Shepton Mallet in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. The village is on the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath. History The name Wootton means the settlement in or by a wood. The North being added in the 20th century to distinguish it from Wootton Courtenay. The estate was granted by King Edmund to Aethelnoth, his minister in 946, and then to Glastonbury Abbey. The parish was part of the hundred of Glaston Twelve Hides. Governance The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council's operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council'
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