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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Shepton Mallet within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Shepton Mallet (popularly Shepun), market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 5 miles SE. of Wells and 120 SW. of London, 3572 ac., pop. 5322; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Shepton Mallet, known to the Saxons as Sepeton, possesses a fine old parish church, an endowed grammar school, and a considerable market-place, in the centre of which stands a handsome market-cross of hexagonal form, erected in 1500. It has mfrs. of silk, velvet, crape, ribbons, &c., an extensive brewing trade, and a large corn market.