Black Bench Drove

Postcode: TA20 3DB

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Road Name:Black Bench Drove
Road Type:unclassified

Black Bench Drove is a street governed by Chard Town Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Chard Avishayes Ward in the administration area of South Somerset District Council within Somerset County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Black Bench Drove is located 130.26 miles West from the centre of London, 11.15 miles South East from the centre of Taunton, 14.22 miles West from the centre of Yeovil and 25.33 miles North West from the centre of Dorchester.

Black Bench Drove is approximately 10.78 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is 89 metres above sea level


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TA20 3DB


The Central point of Black Bench Drove is approximately 89 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01460 - Chard
Area Code: 01297 - Axminster

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Black Bench Drove

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

Hornsbury Mill - chard-aireborough
Star Rating:4 Stars
In 5 acres of peaceful, landscaped water gardens, deep in the heart of Somerset, this charming 19th- century watermill combines beautiful original features and traditional character with modern comforts.
Address:Eleighwater, TA20 3AQ, Chard
Number of Rooms:10
Lowest Price Room:£86
Highest Price Room:£99
The Lordleaze Hotel And Restaurant - chard-aireborough
Star Rating:3 Stars
The Lordleaze Hotel is the only 3-star hotel in Chard with its own restaurant and bar with real log fire. The hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Address:Henderson Drive, Forton Road, TA20 2HW, Chard
Number of Rooms:25
Lowest Price Room:£82.95
Highest Price Room:£155
Ammonite Lodge - chard-aireborough
Star Rating:4 Stars
The 4 star accredited Ammonite Lodge is set in a quiet location, in the heart of Chard town centre. Free WiFi is available, as well as free on-site private parking.
Address:43 High street, TA20 1QL, Chard
Number of Rooms:6
Lowest Price Room:£55
Highest Price Room:£75
Watermead Guest House - chard-aireborough
Star Rating:3 Stars
The award-winning Watermead Guest House is set in a quiet location, just 2 minutes
Address:83 High Street, TA20 1QT, Chard
Number of Rooms:10
Lowest Price Room:£59
Highest Price Room:£115
The George Inn - ilminster
Just 2 miles from Ilminster, The George Inn is surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside. With free parking and free Wi-Fi, the hotel also offers a traditional restaurant and cosy pub.
Address:Pound Hill, Donyatt, TA19 0RW, Ilminster
Number of Rooms:3
Lowest Price Room:£41.65
Highest Price Room:£60

Local Council Details

Within the area of South Somerset District
Visit the Council's Website
Council Offices
Brympton Way
BA20 2HT
Send Mail
Telephone Number: 01935 462 462
County Council: Somerset County
Within the electoral area of Chard Avishayes Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Yeovil
The Member of Parliament is Laws, David
Within the area of Chard Town Civil Parish Council

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Black Bench Drove

Brookcroft Hornsbury Hill
Sale Price: £250,000
Sale Date: 25/07/2014
Le Chalet Hornsbury Hill
Sale Price: £325,000
Sale Date: 24/09/2010
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01029173
Ons Area Name:South Somerset 022C
Average Age : 37.50
Population: 1247.00
Male Population: 632.00 (50.68%)
Female Population: 615.00 (49.32%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 15 (1.2%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Team for Chard Rural beat.

Telephone: 101
Policing Links:

Recent Crime in the Area

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Location details

Location Details

Black Bench Drove

OS Reference: 333538, 110207
OS Grid Reference: ST335102
Latitude and Longitude: 50.88696859441, -2.9449677360225
Approximate distance to the Coast: 10.78 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Black Bench Drove

Map Number: 193
Map Name: Taunton & Lyme Regis
South Somerset
South West
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Crewkerne Rail Station is 11.90 Kilometers away (7.39 miles)
Axminster Rail Station is 12.72 Kilometers away (7.9 miles)
Taunton Rail Station is 18.68 Kilometers away (11.61 miles)
Honiton Rail Station is 19.72 Kilometers away (12.25 miles)

Nearest Airports

Exeter International Airport is 37.43 Kilometers away
Bristol International Airport is 57.90 Kilometers away
Cardiff International Airport is 63.12 Kilometers away
Bournemouth International Airport is 79.41 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Bridgwater Ferry Terminal is 28.60 Kilometers away
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing is 43.19 Kilometers away
Topsham Ferry Landing is 43.21 Kilometers away
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing is 43.41 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Black Bench Drove is approximately 2.74 miles from the A303

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M5 J25/A358 - 16.69 Km Away
Junction: M5 J26/A38 - 19.68 Km Away
Junction: M5 J24/A38 - 24.08 Km Away

Health Clinics

Chard Minor Injury Unit Ooh
Chard Hospital, Crewkerne Road, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1NF
Distance: 1.46 Kilometers
Telephone: 01460 63175
Essex House Medical Centre, Chard
Essex House Medical Ctr., 59 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA201QA
Distance: 1.94 Kilometers
Telephone: 01460 63071
Springmead Surgery, Chard
Springmead Surgery, Summerfields Road, Chard, Somerset, TA202EW
Distance: 2.51 Kilometers
Telephone: 01460 63380
Tawstock Medical Centre, Chard
Tawstock Medical Centre, St Mary's Crescent, Chard, Somerset, TA202DZ
Distance: 2.55 Kilometers
Telephone: 01460 67763
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Chard Library

Holyrood Lace Mill, Chard, TA202YA
Distance: 1.36 Miles
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Ilminster Library

Ditton Street, Ilminster, TA190BW
Distance: 2.96 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Hornsbury Mill
Distance: 0.83 (km)


Attraction Name: Hornsbury Mill Museum, Chard Museum
Distance: 2.39 (km)

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Cricket St Thomas
Distance: 4.07 (km)


Attraction Name: Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
Distance: 4.15 (km)

Nearest Schools

Avishayes Community Primary School

Distance: 1.19 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Fairway Rise, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1NS
Telephone: (01460) 63050

The Redstart Primary School

Distance: 1.44 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Redstart Road, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1SD
Telephone: (01460) 67457

Holyrood Academy

Distance: 1.86 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: Zembard Lane, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1JL
Telephone: (01460) 260100

Chard School

Distance: 1.94 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: Monmouth House, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QA
Telephone: (01460) 63234

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 6.8
Median Speed: 6.3
Maximum Speed: 12.9
Next-generation access (NGA)?: N
Number of Connections: 13
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