::: yatton, bs49 – an introduction

yatton is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of North Somerset

it falls within the ceremonial county of somerset, england

it is located 11 miles (18 km) south-west of bristol

its population in 2001 was 9,176

the origins of the village and its name are unclear, however there is evidence of iron age hill fort and a roman villa in the area

the arrival of the railway in the 19th century and more recent road building have led to expansion of the village with Yatton now acting as a home to many commuters, while also supporting manufacturing industry and commerce.

the village is located on the north somerset levels, where the low lying land, a mixture of peat, estuarine alluvium and low hills of sand and gravel, is crossed by a myriad of watercourses, providing a habitat for several scarce species.


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