Taunton was a town in the south-west of England. Nearby towns included Bridgwater to the north-east. Local small towns and villages included Creech St Michael to the east of Taunton, North Petherton to the north-east, Bishops Lydeard to the north-west and Wiveliscombe to the west. To the north-west was Exmoor National Park. Taunton was located close to a motorway, the nearest access point to which was junction 25. (TV: The Categories of Life)

In 1599, the Doctor mused that the psychic energy he had seen in Elizabethan England would require a generator the size of Taunton. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

In the late 18th century, a Hauserkinder appeared in a small farming village outside Taunton. Her life was recorded in Foucault's Madness and Civilisation as "Justine's Story". (PROSE: The Book of the War)

After Sheldukher offered the Seventh Doctor the ultimate power, the Doctor told Sheldukher that he had ran Taunton for two weeks in the 18th century and had never been so bored. Sheldukher was angry because he offered the Doctor the universe and the Doctor spoke of Taunton. (PROSE: The Highest Science)

In 2008 a Combat 3000 store was located there. Louise Barsthorpe went missing after playing the game. (PROSE: Warriors of Kudlak)

Taunton appeared on Mary Cooper's map of overflow camps in and around Wales. (TV: The Categories of Life)

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