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Brean, Somerset

Brean is a village and civil parish between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, England. The name is derived from "Bryn" Brythonic and Modern Welsh for a hill. Close to the village is Brean Down, a promontory standing 320 feet high and extending 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel, on which stands Brean Down Fort, marking the end of Weston Bay. The village is on a strip of land between the sea and the River Axe.
DistrictSedgemoor
Post townBURNHAM-ON-SEA
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST2956
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 code01278
Population682
 

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

Breane ~ Brien

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

Brean, coast par., mid. Somerset, on river Axe, 4 miles SW. of Weston-super-Mare, 1167 ac. land and 2000 water, pop. 148.

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