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Blue Anchor, Somerset

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Blue Anchor, Somerset

Blue Anchor is a seaside village, in the parish of Old Cleeve, close to Carhampton in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England. The village takes its name from a 17th century inn. The village marks one end of the Blue Anchor to Lilstock Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest along which the Triassic cliffs have geological interest for the variety of fossils. The coloured alabaster found in the cliffs gave rise to the name of the colour "Watchet Blue".
DistrictWest Somerset
Post townMINEHEAD
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST0243
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01984
 

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

Blue Anchor, hamlet with ry. sta., Old Cleeve par., W. Somerset, 2 miles W. of Watchet.

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