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The Polden Hills are a long, low ridge, extending for 20 miles, and separated from the Mendip Hills, to which they are nearly parallel, by a marshy tract, know as the Somerset Levels. The hills stretch from Bridgwater in the West to Street in the East. The ridge of the hill once accomodated a Roman road, from Ilchester to the port of Combwich, now the A39. There are a number of small villages situated both slopes of the ridge. The Mendip Hills as seen from Crook Peak. ... The Somerset Levels (or Somerset Levels and Moors as they are less commonly but more correctly called) is a sparsely populated wetland area of central Somerset between the Quantock and Mendip hills, consisting of marine clay levels along the coast, and the inland (often peat based) moors. The total area... Bridgwater in Somerset, England, is a market town, the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district, and the leading industrial town in the county. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A street (rhymes with feet) is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel along its length. ... A Roman road in Pompeii The Romans, for military, commercial and political reasons, became adept at constructing roads. ... Ilchester is a village in Somerset, England, situated on the River Yeo five miles north of Yeovil. ...


Villages of the Polden Hills:


Puriton Bawdrip Woolavington Cossington Stawell Chilton Polden Edington Catcott Shapwick Ashcott Walton Puriton is a village at the westerly end of the Polden hills in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, UK. The village still has a full range of village facilities such as a primary school, church, village pub, post office, village shop (general store and newsagents), butchers and hairdressers. ... Cossington is the name of several settlements in England Cossington is a small settlement in Kent, home of a possible megalithic site Cossington is also a village in the Soar Valley in Leicestershire Cossington is also a village on the Polden Hills between Bridgwater and Street in Somerset This is... There are a number of settlements named Stawell: Stawell, Somerset, in England Stawell, Victoria, in Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Edington is the name of at least two places: United Kingdom Edington, Somerset Edington, Wiltshire See also: Eddington This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shapwick is a village in east Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour five miles south east of Blandford Forum and eight miles north of Poole. ... Ashcott is a small village located in the Sedgemoor area of Somerset in the south-west of England. ... Walton is the name of a number of places and people: United Kingdom Walton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Walton, Cumbria Walton, Derbyshire Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex Walton, Leicestershire Walton, Merseyside Walton, Milton Keynes Walton, Peterborough Walton, Powys Walton, Somerset Walton, Staffordshire Walton, Suffolk Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Walton, Telford Walton, Warrington...


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Puriton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (957 words)
Puriton is a village and a parish, at the westerly end of the Polden Hills, in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, UK.
The road-link between Riverton Road / Puriton Hill and Puriton Road / Downend Road was severed by the M5 motorway, being replaced by a pedestrian footbridge to the hamlet of Downend.
The northern end of King's Sedgemoor Drain, where it discharges into the River Parrett, lies just outside the Puriton Parish boundary; it runs parallel, at this point, between the Polden Hills (to the east) and the M5 motorway (to the west).
GENUKI: The National Gazetteer (1868) - Somerset (2783 words)
The Mendip hills extend from the coast in a south-easterly direction to the neighbourhood of Frome, being from 25 to 30 miles in length, and at one place, between Stoke Rodney and West Harptree, from 6 to 7 miles broad, with an altitude of 1,000 feet above the sea.
The Polden hills are a long, low ridge, extending for 20 miles, and separated from the Mendips, to which they are nearly parallel, by a marshy tract, through which the Brue winds slowly, and which includes East Sedgmoor and the adjacent moors.
In the central district, the Brent marshes or fens, lying N. of the Polden hills, are drained by the Brue by means of a barrier, provided with a flood-gate at Highbridge to resist the tides.
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