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"YATTON, a parish in the hundred of Winterstoke, county Somerset, 12 miles S.W. of Bristol, 7 N. of Axbridge, and 4 S.E. of Clevedon. It is a station on the Bristol and Exeter section of the Great Western railway. The parish includes the ecclesiastical district of Cleeve, and the hamlets of Claverham, Hewish, and Kenn. It is watered by the river Yeo, and forms part of a plain extending nearly to the banks of the Severn. The surface is level, except in the district of Cleeve, in which the bills rise into rocky heights, partly clothed with wood and intersected by deep ravines or combs. Cleeve Toot, which rises to the height of 200 feet, is capped by a mass of rock, and near it is Cadbury Hill camp, an ancient fortification. Limestone abounds, and is quarried for building and for burning into lime. There are two villages, those of Yatton and Cleeve, the latter being about 2 miles distant on the road from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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