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Brendon Hills, Somerset

Historical Description

Brendon Hills, a range of hills in Somersetshire, 7 miles SSW of Watchet. It is several miles long and 1210 feet high, consists of loose, shelly limestone, and contains a vein of carbonate of iron. For a time this was worked by the Ebbw Vale Company, who constructed a railway to Watchet; but it ceased to be profitable, and the mines have been closed for some years. A British camp, called Ellworthy Barrows, is on the W point of the range, and British urns have been found.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Online maps of Brendon Hills are available from a number of sites: