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Meare, Somerset

Meare is a village and civil parish 3 miles north west of Glastonbury on the Somerset Levels, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. The parish includes the village of Westhay.
DistrictMendip
Post townGLASTONBURY
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4541
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 code01458
Population1,238
 

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

Mere ~ Mera

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

Meare, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Ashcott and Meare), Somerset, on river Brue, 3 miles NW. of Glastonbury, 8269 ac., pop. 1409; P.O.; the manor-house (now a farmhouse), of 14th century, was a frequent residence of the abbots of Glastonbury; the church is mainly of time of Edward II.

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