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Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset

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Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset

Farleigh Hungerford is a village within the civil parish of Norton St Philip in Somerset, England, 9 miles southeast of Bath, 3½ miles west of Trowbridge on A366, in the valley of the River Frome. Within this small village are the notable ruins of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, which played a significant part in the English Civil War. Evidence has also been found of occupation during Roman times; the foundations of a villa were excavated in a field just north west of the castle in 1822.
Post townBATH
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST8057
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 code01225

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


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

Farleigh Hungerford, par. and vil., N. Somerset, on river Frome, 8 miles SE. of Bath, 904 ac., pop. 184; contains Farleigh House and the ruins of Farleigh Castle (time of Richard II.).

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