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CREWKERNE

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 433 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CREWKERNE, a market town in the southern parliamentary division of Somersetshire, England, 132 M. W.S.W. of London by the London & South-Western railway. Pop. of urban district (1900 4226. It is pleasantly situated in a wooded hollow, in the upper valley of the river Parret. The church of St Bartholomew, one of the finest in the county, is in the Perpendicular style characteristic of the district. The ornamentation throughout is beautiful, and the west front especially notable. The grammar school dates from 1499, but occupies modern buildings. Sail-cloth, horsehair, cloth and webbing are manufactured.
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