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Bradshaw’s Guide

Highbridge to Glastonbury, Wells and Templecombe

The line proceeds through a country equally characterised by its luxuriant verdure as that about Highbridge, and crossing the river Brue, we pass through a short cutting which shuts out the prospect; but on emerging from this, and entering on an embankment, we again have a panoramic view of Arcadian villages, waving woods, and winding hedge-rows.

The stations on this line are those of Bason Bridge, Edington (a nice trip hence over the Panlet Ridge to Sedgemoor), Shapwick, Ashcott, stations of no particular note, and

Somerset : Glastonbury

This town, containing a population of 3,496, is situated near a high bill called the Tor, on which is a tower that serves for a sea mark.

Somerset : Wells

This ancient city is prettily situated in a valley at the foot of the Mendip hills, and has a population of 4,648.

We next, pass the stations of [West Peonaed][/stations/west-pennard], Pylle, Eyercreech, and Cole, and stop at

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