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brushwood or copse
(A Dictionary of English Place-names OUP 1998)
|Population||252 (Census 2001) - increased from 250 (Census 1991)|
the 2011 Census for Priston Parish and Output Area E00072631 including Wilmington:
(2001 figures in brackets)
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For the results of a Village Survey conducted in April 2008 click here.
|Landscape & Character||See Placemaking Plan web-page.|
|Biodiversity||See our list of Priston birds and plants.|
|Geology||See Geology of the Priston Area and borehole record.|
|Broadband quality||Copper-based ADSL is available throughout the village from a variety of suppliers, speeds vary from 1-8 Mb/s. Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband is also available from TrueSpeed Communications Ltd, giving speeds of up to 100 Mb/s.|
|Latitude:||51 degrees 20 minutes North|
|Longitude:||2 degrees 26 minutes West|
|OS Grid Reference:||36951605 or ST695605|
||750 hectares, or
or 2.9 square miles approximately
|Height above sea level:||90 metres or 300 feet approx.|
|Oldest living inhabitant:
Priston church yard?
made it lovely and man has made it irresistible."
(The Kings England - Somerset, Arthur Mee, Hodder & Stoughton 1941)
"I drove to
[Rectory] to dine with Mr. Hammond . . .
and had an entertainment better suited to Grovesnor Square than a
clergyman's home - French dishes and French wines in profusion. I hope
such feasts will not be repeated often, or I am sure I shall not be one
of the guests."
fifty square miles or so of Somerset, bounded by the red-brick villages
of Clutton in the west and Combe Hay in the east, Priston in the north
and Kilmersdon in the south, lie on top of a score of complex,
broken,twisted and contorted seams of coal, which until as late as the
1970s were worked by as independent and militant band of English mining
men as might ever have stepped out from beneath the winding-gears of
the coalfields of Durham or Lanark."
The picture on page x of Luke Barclay's A Loo with a View was taken from East Barn, looking across Priston High St towards Tunley.
|Other Priston's on the Web||The Priston Tale is a Full-3D MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on the players’ adventures in the continent of Priston.|