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Ilminster : A Potted History

Situated in south Somerset a few miles from the Devon and Dorset border and about eighteen miles from the Jurassic coast, and about ten miles from the county town of Taunton.

Ilminster is about a thousand years old ,starting out as a small collection of buildings around the church which has gradually grown into a ham stone built small market town, with a population of around 5,000 . It is a busy town with a variety of shops , pubs and caf'e's two schools and a small industrial area. It is surrounded by farmland and small hills . To the north and north west are the Quantock, Mendip and Polden hills , and to the west are the Blackdown hills and on a clear day you can see Exmoor..

As well as the old buildings in the town there are a couple of interesting houses nearby, one is Barrington Court which is an Elizabethan manor house once owed by the Lyle family, and was the first house to be owned by the National Trust who aquired in 1907. The second interesting house is Dillington House which was the country estate of Lord North the Prime Minister in the government of George III,he was the prime minister who lost the American colonies. Also to the north is Sedgemoor  and Athelney  where King Alfred burnt the cakes, and where he set out to unite England against the vikings eleven hundred years ago.

So if you find yourself in this part of Somerset, there are plenty of quaint villages and places to explore and we hope you enjoy your visit.

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Warships Recognition Handbook (Jane's) (Jane's Recognition Guides), Hutchinson, Robert
Warships Recognition Handbook (Jane's) (Jane's Recognition Guides)
Hutchinson, Robert
12.50 GBP

The Englishman's Country, W.J.Turner ( Editor)
The Englishman's Country
W.J.Turner ( Editor)
12.50 GBP

Yet Being Someone Other, Van der Post, Laurens
Yet Being Someone Other
Van der Post, Laurens
12.50 GBP

The  Hurting Kind, Austin, Josephine
The Hurting Kind
Austin, Josephine
8.50 GBP

Age and Gile, O'Rourke. P J
Age and Gile
O'Rourke. P J
12.00 GBP

Her Fearful Symmetry, Niffenegger Audrey
Her Fearful Symmetry
Niffenegger Audrey
10.00 GBP

Autocourse the Review of International Motor Sport 1966, Philips David { Editor }
Autocourse the Review of International Motor Sport 1966
Philips David { Editor }
250.00 GBP

Camp 7 Last Stop., Kirst, H.H.
Camp 7 Last Stop.
Kirst, H.H.
15.00 GBP

Memoirs of a Foxhunting Man, Sasson, Siegfried.
Memoirs of a Foxhunting Man
Sasson, Siegfried.
15.00 GBP

Britain's Rail Super Centres : York, Appleby, K.
Britain's Rail Super Centres : York
Appleby, K.
12.50 GBP

Goddens Guide to Ironstone Stone and Granite Wares, Godden a Geoffrey F.r.s.a
Goddens Guide to Ironstone Stone and Granite Wares
Godden a Geoffrey F.r.s.a
18.00 GBP

English Manor Houses., Hugh Montgomery - Massingbred & Christopher Simon Sykes
English Manor Houses.
Hugh Montgomery - Massingbred & Christopher Simon Sykes
295.00 GBP

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