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Nunney, Somerset

Nunney is a village and civil parish near Frome in the Mendip local government district within the English county of Somerset. The parish includes the hamlet of Holwell. The name of the village comes from Old English and means Nunna's island. Today, the tourist attractions are the ruins of Nunney Castle, a historic church, and ducks wandering the streets near the river. The village hall is host to a Jazz Cafe, which offers jazz, poetry and art.
Post townFROME
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST7345
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 code01373

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

Nunney, par. and vil., Somerset, 3 miles SW. of Frome, 2421 ac., pop. 1018; P.O.; Nunney Castle, built in the time of Edward III., and finally dismantled by Cromwell after a severe siege, is a picturesque ruin.

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