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Ilchester is a village and civil parish, situated on the River Yeo or Ivel, five miles north of Yeovil, in the English county of Somerset. Originally a Roman town, and later a market town, Ilchester has a rich medieval history and was a notable settlement in the county; around the 12th and 13th centuries it was effectively the county town. It had, however, declined in size and importance by the beginning of the 18th century, and the last markets were held in 1833. In 1889 the historic corporation that had governed the town (the Bailiff and Burgesses) was dissolved.Ilchester is alternatively called Ivelchester (after the River Ivel) and the electoral ward of South Somerset District Council is named Ivelchester.GeographyThe parish, which includes the former village of Sock Dennis, or Stock-Dennis, and the old parish of Northover, has a population of 2,153. Sock Dennis lies on the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath.The A303 road once passed through the village but now runs via a dual carriageway bypass just to the west.The village of Yeovilton lies 1.5mi to th east of Ilchester. RNAS Yeovilton continues to be a notable Royal Naval Air Station. Ilchester is in Yeovil. Find what you're looking for from your Ilchester holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom trip builder.

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