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Mere, Wiltshire

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Mere, Wiltshire

Mere is a small town in Wiltshire, England. It lies at the extreme southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain close to the borders of Somerset and Dorset. There is an old market square (although markets have not been held for several years), a chiming town clock and a large 15th century parish church of St Michael the Archangel, along with St Mary's Catholic church and also Methodist and United Reformed churches. The number of shops has halved since the A303 bypass road was opened in 1976.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST8132
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01747

Other names by which Mere, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Meer ~ Mera

Mere, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Mere.-- town and par., Wilts, 4 miles NE. of Gillingham and 21 miles SE. of Bath, 7400 ac., pop. 2931; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has mfrs. of dowlas and ticking. Mere has vestiges of a castle of the earls of Cornwall. In the times of Edward I. and Edward II. it sent members to Parliament.

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