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Selworthy, Somerset

Selworthy is a small village and civil parish 5 kilometres from Minehead in Somerset, England. It is located in the National Trust's Holnicote Estate on the northern fringes of Exmoor. The parish includes the hamlets of Bossington, Tivington, Lynch, Brandish Street and Allerford. At 308 metres Selworthy Beacon, which is above the village, is one of the highest points on Exmoor. It is defined as one of the Marilyns in England.
DistrictWest Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridSS9146
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
Dialling code01643

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


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

Selworthy, par. and vil., Somerset, 3 miles W. of Minehead, 2219 ac., pop. 410.

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