Taunton was a large town near the village of Cottington where Arthur Dent lived. It was destroyed along with the rest of the Earth in order to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur sometimes needed to take the Taunton turning when driving towards his house.
- In the real world, the town of Taunton resides in the county of Somerset. From this we may assume that the fictional village of Cottington was also in, or near, this same county.