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Old Cleeve, Somerset

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Old Cleeve, Somerset

Old Cleeve is a village and civil parish 5 miles south east of Minehead in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England. The civil parish of Old Cleeve covers an area of 2,092 hectares and includes the villages of Blue Anchor, Roadwater and Washford as well as hamlets such as Bilbrook, Chapel Cleeve, Golsoncott and Leighland Chapel. Approximately half the parish lies within the Exmoor National Park. In 2002, the population of the parish was estimated to be 1,952.
DistrictWest Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST0341
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 code01984

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

Cleeve ~ Cleeve Old

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

Cleeve, Old, coast par., W. Somerset, 2 miles SW. of Watchet ry. sta., 5413 ac. (440 water), pop. 1670; contains the remains of Cleeve Abbey (13th century).

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