Midsomer Norton

1992 EB1. Discovered 1992 Mar. 10 by D. I. Steel at Siding Spring.

Named for the small but historic English town where the discoverer was born and bred. Formerly a coal-mining center, Midsomer Norton lies on the fringe of the Mendip Hills, eight miles from the city of Bath,where William Herschel {see planet (2000)} discovered Uranus in 1781, and on the Fosseway, the great Roman road stretching from central to southwestern England. The town was also a hiding place of king Charles II in the Civil War during the 1650s. (M 34631)

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