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Winscombe, North Somerset

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Winscombe, North Somerset

Winscombe is a village in North Somerset, England, close to the settlements of Axbridge and Cheddar, on the western edge of the Mendip Hills, 7 miles south-east of Weston-super-Mare and 14 miles south-west of Bristol. The Parish of Winscombe and Sandford, centred around the Parish Church of Church of St James the Great, includes the villages/hamlets of Barton, Hale, Oakridge, Sidcot and Woodborough.
Administrative CountyNorth Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4257
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01934 (84)xxxx and (85)xxxx
Populationest. 4,500

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


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

Winscombe, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset, 2 miles NW. of Axbridge, 4140 ac., pop. 1259; has an endowed school.

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