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"WESTON-SUPER-MARE, a parish, town, and watering place in the hundred of Winterstoke, county Somerset, 9 miles from Axbridge, 20 from Bristol, and 20 from Wells. It is connected by a short branch line with the Bristol and Exeter railway. This parish, which is situated on the margin of Uphill Bay, near the Bristol Channel, consists of the town of the same name, and the hamlet of Ashcombe. The town, which is of modern growth, is sheltered by Worlebury Hill, now dotted with crescents, terraces, villas, and marine mansions. It contains baths, lodging-houses, and numerous hotels, some fronting the sea and commanding a view of the channel, the Steep and Flat Holmes." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



  • Weston-Super-Mare : a history and guide, by Philip Beisly, Publ. Gloucester : Sutton, 1988 ISBN: 0862995094 (pbk). (Copy in Bath Univrsity Library).

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