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Bradshaw’s Guide


A parliamentary borough returning one member, has a large old church. It was here that St. Danstan, then primate, held a synod in 977, to settle a dispute between the clergy and monks, and contrived by making the floor give way, to bring a pretended judgment on his opponents.

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Places nearby

  • Gloucestershire : Bristol

    Cathedral city, seaport, and parliamentary borough in Gloucestershire 118 miles from London.

  • Somerset : Bath

    Not only renowned for its antiquity and waters, but Bath is one of the best built cities in the United Kingdom.

  • Wiltshire : Salisbury

    Salisbury is a parliamentary borough and a bishop’s see, in Wiltshire, 96 miles from London, on the rich green pastures of the Avon.