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Penselwood

"PENSELWOOD, (or Penscellwood), a parish in the hundred of Norton-Ferris, county Somerset, 4 miles N.E. of Wincanton, its post town, and 7 S.E. of the Bruton railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Stour, and on the London and Exeter road. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture; but some in a flax-mill, and others in the sand and green-stone quarries in the neighbourhood. At a short distance from the village, on the site of an ancient Danish camp, is a tower 120 feet in height, erected by an ancestor of Sir H. A. Hoare, Bart., to commemorate the celebrated visit of Alfred the Great in the dress of a minstrel to the tent of Guthrum, whom he afterwards defeated." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Bibliography

References in the British Library:
  • [54 Geo. III. Public Local & Personal Acts, c. 93]. An act for inclosing lands within the several parishes of Kilmington, Charlton Musgrave, Wincanton, and Penselwood, in the County of Somerset, etc. [London, 1814]. pp. 16. fol.. [1814].

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