Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday 16 June - Ilchester

Ilchester has a history preceding the Romans and it was their second largest settlement in the west (Bath, of course, was larger) and it was an inland river port for the Romans. It was later to become the county seat for Somerset but is nowadays just another village in the county. Mainly of personal interest as my Payne ancestors ran two of the village's inns in the 1830s. The picture features one of those inns "The Dolphin"

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