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Wincanton, Somerset

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Wincanton, Somerset

Wincanton is a small town in south Somerset, southwest England. The town lies on the A303 road, the main route between London and South West England, and has some light industry. The town has a population of 4,643.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST7128
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 code01963

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

Cangton ~ Wincaunton ~ Winecaunton ~ Wyndcaleton ~ Wincaletone ~ Wincalletonna

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

Wincanton, market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Cale, 18 miles S.E. of Glastonbury, 4130 ac., pop. 2410; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Wincanton is an ancient town, called by the Saxons Wyndcaleton. In 1688 it was the scene of a skirmish between adherents of James II. and William of Orange. Brewing, and trade in corn and cheese are carried on.

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