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Weare

"WEARE, a parish in the hundred of Bempstone, county Somerset, 2 S.W. of Axbridge, its post town. It is situated on the turnpike-road from Bristol to Bridgwater, the lower part of the parish being crossed by an ancient bridge over the river Axe. The parish comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Weare, and the hamlets of Alston Sutton, Brinscombe, and Stone Allerton. It was formerly a place of more importance than at present, the hamlet of Lower Weare being a borough and market town which returned two members to parliament in the 34th and 35th years of Edward I. It is said to have derived its present appellation from a wear that formerly existed on the river. The soil is loamy with a subsoil of clay." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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