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  Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somerset is a county in the south-west of England.
Somerset adjoins the counties of Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north east, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south east and Devon to the southwest.
Somerset is a largely rural county famous for its rolling hills and downland, the large flat Somerset Levels, and the Exmoor National Park which straddles the border with Devon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somerset   (1112 words)

 AllRefer.com - Somerset, county, England (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The terrain is level in the center, with the Mendip Hills to the east and Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills to the west.
The county has associations with King Alfred and the legend of King Arthur, and Glastonbury is important in England's religious legend and history.
In 1974, Somerset was reorganized as a nonmetropolitan county.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/SomrstCo.html   (332 words)

 Somerset (England) - Wikitravel
Somerset is a county in the The West Country of England.
Because of several local government reorganisations, the exact definition of the county of Somerset depends on whether you are talking about administrative, traditional or postal counties.
This article specifically covers the current administrative county of Somerset, plus the unitary district of 'Bath and North East Somerset', most of which was once in the traditional county of Somerset.
wikitravel.org /en/Somerset_(England)   (134 words)

 Somerset, Vermont, New England, USA
Somerset was granted to 62 people, but it seems highly unlikely that any of the grantees could have known much about the territory he was buying.
There was the Somerset family which had held at different times the Earldom of Worcester and the Dukedom of Beaufort; by 1761, however, the fifth Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset, was a youth of seventeen and still at Oxford.
Although the town of Somerset acquired some residents fairly early in its history and had over 300 people in 1850, it never had a village or any real center of population.
www.virtualvermont.com /towns/somerset.html   (422 words)

 Somerset Genealogy
In the E. of the county are some small isolated coalfields, the most southerly in England, the quarries which furnish the famous Bath stone, and a large development of magnesian limestone; the W. of the county consists chiefly of slaty rocks, forming the wild moorlands of Exmoor.
Bristol and Somerset Mailing List: for anyone with an historical or genealogical interest in the city of Bristol or county of Somerset.
David Smart's Family and Social History in Frome, Somerset includes material for the Ancient Hundred of Frome and the adjacent Liberties of East Cranmore, Leigh upon Mendip, Mells and Witham Friary and the Peculiar of Buckland Dinham.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng/SOM   (1245 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Somerset is not alone in the fact that it contains no cities and equally not alone in the fact that this apparent deficit is more than adequately atoned for by the presence of some wonderful market towns.
Somerset is known worldwide as the home of Cider and indeed Cider production is ranked second only to dairy farming as the main industry.
Holwell is Somerset detached in Dorset and administered by both Dorset County and West Dorset District councils.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/somerset.html   (927 words)

 Somerset County UK
Somerset County UK To display a map of any street in the U.K. type in the postcode below and press Go.
Somerset is one of the most beautiful Counties of the British Isles.
Somerset Gateway is here to help you get the most from this beautiful County.
www.somersetgateway.com   (321 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
Somerset suffers from having ideal birding spots in other counties such as Portland and the Exe estuary within a short drive and is probably under watched by all but a dedicated few of its resident birders.
The Somerset Levels and the other wetland ESAs are extensive geographical areas, which is significant in that an ESA is intended to operate on the macro-scale.
This is comfortable walking through the gentle hills of the Dorset and Somerset borders and across the wetlands of the Somerset Levels and Moors.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/europe/england_somerset.html   (3763 words)

 Rose and Crown, Somerset, England.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
After James' II's accession in 1685, Monmouth landed in England at Lyme Regis in Dorset, claimed the crown and with his peasants, suffered one of the worst defeats ever recorded at the Battle of Sedgmoor.
Following his defeat, he was executed, along with 320 of his supporters, many of whom were from Somerset.
By 870 the Danes had overthrown the kingdoms of East Anglia, Northumbria, and Mercia, and were preparing to do the same to Wessex.
pages.zdnet.com /artbrowning/SomersetHistory.htm   (416 words)

 Levels & Moors Project somerset, levels, moors, avalon, othery, wetlands, marsh- - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This site will introduce you to Somerset County Council's Levels and Moors Project and the various activities and initiatives that are being developed in the area through the Levels and Moors Partnership.
Somerset County Council with its District and other partners has, for over 17 years, actively promoted the Levels and Moors as a unique wetland requiring sensitive environmental management.
Originally, two organisations were created to assist with the coordination of consultation with the various authorities and agencies.
somersetlevels.org.uk   (212 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Somerset | England coach talks at conference
England rugby head coach and former Bath rugby player Andy Robinson is to address a conference for sports coaches in the city.
The two-day conference is aimed at all levels and is designed to develop coaching skills in the region.
He was recently confirmed as the successor to Sir Clive Woodward, who coached England to Rugby World Cup victory in 2003.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/england/somerset/4025763.stm   (140 words)

 Glastonbury, England, Myths and Legends
The legend of Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury, Somerset.
It appears that there actually was a strong Jewish presence in the west of England at that time, and many of the tin miners may have been Jewish settlers.
Joseph was said to have established the first church in England at Glastonbury, and archaeological records show that there may well have been an extremely early Christian church here.
www.britainexpress.com /Myths/Glastonbury.htm   (463 words)

 South Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England.
The district was formed on April 1, 1974, and was originally known as Yeovil.
Counties with multiple districts: Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Gloucestershire - Somerset - Wiltshire
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Somerset   (91 words)

 Somerset Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
There are plenty of cycle paths, some very good golf courses and walkers will find the nearby public paths take them within a wide circle through the Somerset Levels back to Stoke St. Gregory and North Curry.
Riding is one of the most favourite sports in Somerset and there is a stable locally where horses can be hired for the day.
There are art and antiques centres as well as a local glass blower offering a wide range of decorative vases and bowls.
www.somersetholidays.com   (336 words)

 Combs &c. Families of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
Combe St. Nicholas, a parish in the eastern division of the hundred of Kingsbury, county of Somerset, 2½ miles NW of Chard in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of Wells (Lewis, 1831...) is 4 miles northeast of Ashill
Nicholas, peculiar of Bath and Wells" [County Somerset] declared he wished to be buried in the church or churchyard of said parish; named his sister Maute MEERES, her daughters, Margt.
Nicholas, Co Somerset, EN for the MA Colony, voyaging on the Mary and John, which departed from Plymouth 20 Mar 1630, with Edward ROSSITER listed as a settler and stockholder in Massachusetts Bay Colony, where he died the same year.
www.combs-families.org /combs/records/england/som/combestnicholas.htm   (756 words)

 Holiday chateau / country house in Somerset England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Payment is only accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Accommodation and Facilities for the chateau / country house in Somerset, England
Several large houses can be visited and the West Somerset Railway runs from minehead to Taunton.
holiday-rentals.com /England/.../country-house-Somerset/p3632.htm   (523 words)

 Youth Cancer Trust Annual ride Poole to Bournemouth about 5 to 10 miles click on logo for more details
We are based 1 mile off the A303 about 5 miles from Crewkerne and are within easy reach of Rail and Coach stations in the area.
We work in conjunction with South Somerset and West Dorset tourist offices and are the only company in this area providing these facilities.
The weather in this part of England is temperate and during the summer we seem to have drier periods than the rest of the country.
www.cycledorset.com   (511 words)

 Have a Somerset Break at Sumach House, near Bath and Wells Somerset UK for a country holiday in South West England.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Have a Somerset Break at Sumach House, near Bath and Wells Somerset UK for a country holiday in South West England.
Enjoy a Somerset Break at Sumach House with the Boltons.
There is a choice of good country pubs or restaurants close by, with a pub in walking distance.
www.somersetbreak.co.uk   (167 words)

 Cyndi's List - England - Somerset
Genealogy and history of the village of Merriott in Somerset, England.
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the village of Martock, Somerset, England; it's hamlets of Ash, Bower Hinton, Coat, Milton and Witcombe; and surrounding villages.
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the village of North Curry, Somerset, England, and surrounding villiages.
www.cyndislist.com /eng-som.htm   (1698 words)

 Somerset, England GenWeb Project - emigrant families   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
If you are researching from outside of England you are invited to submit details of your family including names, where they came from in Bristol or Somerset and which country they moved to and where they settled in there new country and include a contact as well.
If you are researching from within England and know that some of your families have emigrated to other countries, you are also invited to submit details of your family including names, where they came from in Bristol or Somerset and which country they moved to, if known and include a contact as well.
Josiah PESTER born December 31, 1819 in Somerset, possibly in the Parish of Isle Brewer.
www.rootsweb.com /%7Eengsom/emigrant_families.htm   (6764 words)

 The West Bagborough page
in the English county of Somerset, some eight miles from the county town of Taunton.
It is perhaps worth noting that whilst the villages correct title is West Bagborough it is commonly referred to simply as Bagborough.
It is not, however, the only Bagborough in Somerset, with a much smaller hamlet near to Shepton Mallet sharing the same name.
www.gb42.com /first.html   (335 words)

 Porlock Caravan and Camping Park, Exmoor Devon Somerset England UK
Porlock Caravan and Camping Park is the ideal base from which to experience and explore Exmoor, Devon and West Somerset.
Just a couple of minutes walk to our well serviced bustling village, where the pubs, restaurants and shops are all eager to serve you with a genuine smile.
We are open from mid March to the end of October for touring and until mid January for self catering.
www.porlockcaravanpark.co.uk   (204 words)

 Wellington, Somerset, England, UK, Tourist and local information
Wellington Monument, built in honour of the Duke of Wellington, is a major landmark in the area and visible from many parts of the town.
Although Arthur Wellesley took his title of "Viscount Wellington of Wellington and Talavera" from Wellington in Somerset in 1809, and later became Duke of Wellington, he is reputed to have visited the town only once (in 1819), even though he had an estate in the area.
Sir John Popham (1533-1607) was a Lord Chief Justice of England who took part in the trials of Guy Fawkes, Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Raleigh.
www.wellingtonsomerset.com   (521 words)

 The Mineralogical Record: The Higher Pitts mine, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England.@ HighBeam Research
The Mineralogical Record; 7/1/1996; Burr, Peter S. The Higher Pitts mine in Mendip Hills, Somerset, England, was a small mine that was sourced for iron and manganese in the 17th century.
In 1890, the Somerset Manganese and Iron Ore Co. was formed to work the mine for commercial production of iron, manganese, lead and copper but closed the mine in 1893 after meeting little success.
Common minerals found in abundance at the mine are goethite, hematite, calcite, malachite and rhodochrosite.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:18730519&...   (204 words)

 Exmoor Devon b and b, b & b, farm bed and breakfast Somerset, England UK, farmhouse holidays Nr Minehead,b&b
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We are a FABBL registered working farm of some 270 acres with a herd of beef suckler cows and a flock of breeding ewes producing Farm
Exmoor is the smallest and many say the best of our National Parks, covering 267 square miles of Somerset and North Devon.
www.springfieldfarms.co.uk   (347 words)

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