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Hamdon or Hamhill, Somerset

Historical Description

Hamdon or Hamhill, an eminence 3 miles E of South Petherton, in Somerset. It has numerous quarries of a magnesian limestone, of somewhat similar beauty to the oolite of Bath; it is crowned with an ancient British camp, of about 3 miles in extent, which was altered and occupied by the Romans, and in which remains of chariots have been found, and it commands a very fine panoramic view. The village of West Stoke, inhabited by quarrymen, is at its foot.

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

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