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Winscombe is a village in North Somerset, England, close to the settlements of Axbridge and Cheddar, on the western edge of the Mendip Hills, 7mi south-east of Weston-super-Mare and 14mi south-west of Bristol. The Parish of Winscombe and Sandford, centred on the Parish Church of Church of St James the Great, includes the villages/hamlets of Barton, Hale, Oakridge, Nye, Sidcot and Woodborough.Historically part of Somerset, Winscombe has a few shops and businesses focused in the centre of the village, along Woodborough Road and Sandford Road. There is a doctor's surgery in the village, and two dentists.West of the village is the Max Bog biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.HistoryIt has been suggested that the name means a valley belonging to a Saxon named Wine.The parish was part of the Winterstoke Hundred.Winscombe was the subject of an historical and archaeological study led by Professor Mick Aston, published in the Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.
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