Wedmore… an ancient place

Wedmore is now little more than a very pretty little small town/large village in Somerset, situated on the Isle of Wedmore. It is not actually an island now, although no doubt in olden times it was surrounded by marshes and swamps for much of the year,but it is on an area of higher land between the rivers Axe and Brue – and yes,it is the same River Axe which flows into the sea by our village of Uphill.

It has been inhabited since the Iron Age, if not before then, but is probably most famous for the Treaty of Wedmore which was supposedly signed between Alfred the great and Guthrum the Viking. Now it seems a well-off place with plenty of little shops still and a beautiful market cross.

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The lovely church of St Mary is over five hundred years old
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Wedmore is full of little alleys and interesting passages
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Parts of St Mary’s church date back to the twelfth century
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The market cross, and yes it does tilt!
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Look at the tiny cottage just over the wall!
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Roof!
The sixteenth century coaching inn; Chris Jagger was playing there on Saturday night
The sixteenth century coaching inn; Chris Jagger was playing there on Saturday night

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