Wincanton, Somerset

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Wincanton is a town in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wincanton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Wincanton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Wincanton, market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Cale, 18 miles S.E. of Glastonbury, 4130 ac., pop. 2410; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Wincanton is an ancient town, called by the Saxons Wyndcaleton. In 1688 it was the scene of a skirmish between adherents of James II. and William of Orange. Brewing, and trade in corn and cheese are carried on.

Wincanton in the Domesday Book

A village in Wincanton hundred, in the county of Somerset. is a Good Stuff website.