Milborne Port is a village in Somerset, England. It can be found just east of Sherbone. At the last census, the population of Milborne Port was 2802.
Milborne Port is especially popular in archaeological areas. There has been several discoveries of dinosaurs in this area, particularly from around the Middle Jurassic era. Archaeologists have also unearthed an ancient Iron Age fort in the vicinity.
Despite being a small village, Milborne Port played an important role in the Saxon Period. It was a mint town, which meant that coins were minted here, although that only lasted for a few decades.
The market of Milborne Port was also the most profitable in all of Somerset around this time, and for the entire county, Milborne was the 8the largest tax payer.
Interestingly enough, Milborne Port has actually played a major role in the development of law in this country. This can be traced back to the case of Scott v Shepherd. This case created a number of legal principles which form the bases of personal injury law in the United Kingdom, and other countries which share our legal system for that matter.
Milborne Port has also played an important role in the development of parliament. It was one of the first areas in the United Kingdom to lose its MP in parliament due to gerrymandering by the parties vying for the seats. Nowadays, the MP for Milborne Port is elected in Somerton and Frome County Constituency.
The village also played a major role in the leather manufacturing area, and the inhabitants campaigned to prevent leather from being imported from overseas. Their petition failed, and Milborne Port was unable to offer their leather for the same prices, killing their industry.
The church in Milborne Port; Church of St. John the Evangelist can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon period, although there are some parts of the church which have been dated to the Norman Conquest. Many parts of the church were also built during the Victorian era. The huge array of architectural styles in Milborne Port’s church has resulted in it being listed as a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.