Wiveliscombe (GB)

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Wiveliscombe is a small town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 9 miles (14 km) west of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district.

The Anglo-Saxon settlement, the combe or valley of a certain Wifele, was mentioned in the Domesday survey (1086), when it was quite large, consisting of twenty-seven households, with an annual value to the lord, the Bishop of Wells St Andrew, of £25.

During the Middle Ages the bishops maintained a residence here.The Town Hall was built in 1840 by Somerset surveyor Richard Carver for Lord Ashburton. It housed a fish market, a butchers’ market and a pig market with an assembly room above them. It is a Grade II listed building. It was bought by The Cooperative Society in 1929 and converted to shops, the hall being left unused.

Wiveliscombe Station Office[edit]

WIVELISCOMBE R.S.O. SOMERSET Railway Station Office cancel 1909
WIVELISCOMBE R.S.O. SOMERSET Railway Station Office cancel 1909
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