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East Brent

"EAST BRENT, a parish in the hundred of Brent-cum-Wrington, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles to the W. of Axbridge. Weston-super-Mare is its post town. It is pleasantly situated near the coast of the Bristol Channel, and contains the hamlets of Edingworth and Rook's Bridge. The Bristol and Exeter railway passes through the parish To the S. of the village is Brent Knoll, an insulated conical hill, rising about 500 feet above the level of the sea, and on the summit of which are remains of an ancient camp with a double rampart. Near it have been found many Roman coins, urns, parts of weapons, and other relics. A spot on the Knoll still bears the name Battleborough. The view from the top of the hill is magnificent, including the Quantocks to the S.W., the town of Bridgwater, the Bristol Channel, with the mountains of South Wales; and to the N., Brean Down, Bleadon Hill, and the Mendip range." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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