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Withypool, Somerset

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Withypool, Somerset

Withypool (formerly Widepolle, Widipol, Withypoole) is a small village in Somerset, England, near the centre of Exmoor National Park and close to the border with Devon. The word Withy means Willow. The civil parish, known as Withypool and Hawkridge, covers 3,097 hectares, includes the village of Hawkridge and has a population around 230. Withypool is in the Barle Valley on both the River Barle and the Two Moors Way. To the southwest of the village lie Withypool Common and Withypool Hill.
DistrictWest Somerset
Post townMinehead
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridSS8435
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

Other names by which Withypool, Somerset has been known in the past

Withypoole ~ Widepolle ~ Widepolla

Withypool, Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Withypoole, par. and vil., Somerset - par., 3630 ac., pop. 253; vil., 7 miles NW. of Dulverton; P.O.; is a resort of anglers.

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