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Norton Fitwarren has an unusual war memorial in the form of the gate pillars outside the village club house, now the village hall.

Norton Fitzwarren on the outskirts of Taunton was a site of national importance during the Second World War with several miltary sites

Twice married, long-lived and one of the wealthiest women in the parish of Bishops Hull, Betty Dewberry’s life spanned almost the whole 18th centur

Long before any woman formally qualified in dentistry Taunton had a female dentist.

Mary Sweet was the creator of the western side of the present Castle Hotel, Taunton in the 1830s.

The war memorial for Bishops Hull stands in a prominent position in the centre of the village.

Unlike the other Bishops Hull mills Roughmoor mill was not on the river Tone but on one of its northern tributaries.

Both Fideoak mill and Longaller mill in Bishops Hull were on Fideoak manor and were fulling mills in 1578 and presumably until the 17th century.

The medieval manor mill at Bishops Hull went out of use in the 1340s but by the late 16th century the parish was home to a large number of mills, a

Longrun with its former farmstead is well known to dog walkers, runners, young people and others but the millpond is hidden and nearly dry and all