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Crewkerne, Somerset

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Crewkerne, Somerset

Crewkerne is a town in Somerset, England, situated 9 miles south west of Yeovil and 7 miles east of Chard in the South Somerset district close to the border with Dorset. The civil parish of West Crewkerne includes the hamlets of Woolminstone and Henley. The town lies on the River Parrett, A30 road and West of England Main Line railway. The earliest written record of Crewkerne is in the 899 will of Alfred the Great.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4409
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01460

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

Crocern ~ Crockherene ~ Crookorn ~ Cruaern ~ Cruecerne ~ Cruche ~ Chruca ~ Cruca ~ Crucca ~ Crucche

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

Crewkerne (the Place of the Cross), market town and par. with ry. sta., mid. Somerset, in the valley of the Axe and Parret, 15 miles SE. of Taunton and 132 miles SW. of London, 5331 ac., pop. 4986; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers.Market-day, Saturday; has a grammar-school (1499) and some mfrs. of sailcloth, sacking, dowlas, and stockings.

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