Watchet, Somerset

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Watchet is a town in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Watchet within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Watchet in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Watchet, small seaport town with ry. sta., St Decumans par., Somerset, on the Bristol Channel, 16½ miles NW. of Taunton; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Watchet is an ancient place, and was called in Saxon times Wecedport. It was destroyed twice by the Danes in the 10th century, and was represented in Parliament in the time of Edward I. It has a tidal harbour, a pier, and a breakwater. It exports iron ore and farm produce, and imports coal and timber. Ironfounding is carried on. The St Decumans papermills are at Watchet.

Watchet in the Domesday Book

A village in Williton hundred, in the county of Somerset. is a Good Stuff website.