Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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Wiveliscombe is a town in Somerset

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

Wiveliscombe in historic gazetteers

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

Wiveliscombe, market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset - par., 5984 ac., pop. 2612; town, 9½ miles NW. of Taunton by rail, 182 ac., pop. 1624; P.O., T.O. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. Wiveliscombe (popularly Wilscombe) is an ancient place, with several very old houses and remains of an episcopal palace. The town is situated on a low hill, and is a local government district. Brewing is the chief industry. There are slate quarries in the neighbourhood. In addition to the weekly markets great markets are held on the last Tuesday of February and July, and several fairs annually.

Wiveliscombe in the Domesday Book

A village in Kingsbury West hundred, in the county of Somerset.

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