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Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Wiveliscombe is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 9 miles west of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district. The town has a population of 2,670. The parish includes the nearby hamlet of Maundown.
DistrictTaunton Deane
Post townTAUNTON
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST0827
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
Population2,670
 

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

Wivelscomb ~ Wivelescome ~ Wivelescoma

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

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.

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