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Rowberrow, Somerset

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Rowberrow, Somerset

Rowberrow is a small village, within the parish of Shipham, near Churchill and Shipham in Somerset, England. Rowberrow is close to the Dolebury Warren iron age hill fort. It is the site of a Bronze Age barrow approximately 20 metres in diameter, which was excavated in 1813, and is believed to have given the village its name as Rowbarrow means 'rough hill' or 'barrow'. The parish was part of the Winterstoke Hundred. It was formerly a mining parish producing calamine.
Post townWinscombe
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4558
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 code01934

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

Rowberrow, par. and vil., Somerset, 3 miles NE. of Axbridge, 954 ac., pop. 168.

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