Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SEDGEMOOR

SEDGEMOOR, a marshy tract in the centre of Somerset; 5 miles S E of Bridgewater. It was the scene of the Duke of Monmouth's defeat in 1685; was also the place where a base line of the Trigonometrical survey was measured; and is intersected by dykes, which contributed much to the discomfiture of Monmouth's troops.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a marshy tract"   (ADL Feature Type: "wetlands")
Administrative units: Somerset AncC
Place: Sedgemoor

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