Transcribed by Debbie Kennett: From the Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce and Manufacture published by Champanye and Whitrow, London, 1791, Volume V, Appendix, p245. WIVELSCOMB is near the river Thone, 160 miles from London. It has a market on Tuesday; fairs, May 12 and Sept. 25. Not long since an urn was found here full of Roman coins. Here is an hospital for twelve poor people. Milverton, near Wivelscomb, on a river that runs to the Tone, was one of the boroughs of this county excused from sending members to parliament. It has three fairs, viz. on Tuesday in Easter-week, July 25, and Oct. 10.
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