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Bradshaw’s Guide


Is agreeably situated on the north-east declivity of several hills contiguous to Selwood Forest. It has considerable manufactures of woollen cloth, and an excellent grammar school, founded by Edward VI. At Nunney (3 miles) are the ruins of a castle. Marston Biggot (2 miles) Earl of Cork and Orrery. Mells Park (4 miles). Longleat Park (3½ miles) the extensive domain of the Marquis of Bath.

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