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Penselwood, Somerset

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Penselwood, Somerset

Penselwood is a village and civil parish in the English county of Somerset. It is located 4 miles north east of Wincanton, 4 miles south east of Bruton, 4 miles west of Mere, and 5 miles north west of Gillingham. The south-east of the parish borders Zeals and Stourhead in Wiltshire, and Bourton in Dorset. In 1991 the parish occupied 523 hectares (1,292 acres). It is the start of the Leland trail a 28 miles footpath which runs from King Alfred's Tower to Ham Hill Country Park.
DistrictSouth Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST7531
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

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

Pen ~ Penzlewood ~ Penne ~ Penna

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

Penselwood (or Penzlewood), par. and vil., Somerset, 3 miles NE. of Wincanton, 1101 ac., pop. 420.

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