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Westhay, Somerset

Westhay is a village in Somerset, England. It is situated in the parish of Meare, 4 miles north west of Glastonbury on the Somerset Levels, in the Mendip district. The name means 'The west field that is enclosed by hedges' from the Old English west and haga. The 'g' in haga is silent. Westhay is a marshland village on the River Brue in typical Somerset rhyne country, standing on the site of pre-historic lake dwellings. The site of the lake-village is marked by groups of mounds.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4342
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 code01458

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

Westhay, hamlet, Meare par., Somerset, 4 miles NW. of Glastonbury.

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