Midsomer Norton Town in Somerset
Midsomer Norton is a town of about 11,000 people near the Mendip Hills in northeast Somerset. It lies in the middle of a triangle bounded by Bath, Wells and Frome. The town of Midsomer Norton lies on the River Somer which runs the town centre. The town expanding when the Duchy of Cornwall, who owned most of the mineral rights in the area opened several small pits in about 1750 to develop the Somerset coalfield. Nearby attractions include the stone circles at Stanton Drew, Chew Valley Lake and Cheddar Gorge as well as the more obvious attractions of Bath and Wells.