Dunball

Bristol Road, Dunball, Sedgemoor, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
 
 
Dunball is a village on the River Parrett between Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction (Junction of Bridgwater and Taunton canal with River Parrett) (3 miles and 1½ furlongs to the southwest) and Combwich (5 miles to the west).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction is Parrett - King's Sedgemoor Drain Junction (Junction of the River Parrett and the King's Sedgemoor Drain- No Access); 1 furlong away.

Chandos Bridge3 miles, 3 furlongs
Telescopic Bridge3 miles, 2¾ furlongs
Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction3 miles, 1½ furlongs
Western Way Bridge2 miles, 5½ furlongs
Parrett - King's Sedgemoor Drain Junction1 furlong
Dunball
Combwich5 miles
Parrett - Huntspill Junction8 miles, 1½ furlongs
Stert Point8 miles, 7¼ furlongs
Parrett - Brue Junction9 miles, 4¾ furlongs
Burnham-on-Sea10 miles, 4 furlongs
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Dunball is a small hamlet west of the village of Puriton and close to the town of Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

Just north of Dunball is Down End which is the site of Down End Castle a motte-and-bailey castle, which has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Located on the A38, adjacent to Junction 23 of the M5 motorway, it hosts a wharf on the River Parrett, created in 1844 by Bridgwater coal merchants, which is the only part of the Port of Bridgwater still in commercial use today. Dunball also has a small industrial estate, built on the site of the Royal Ordnance Factory's hostel blocks; and a hotel.

The wharf was formerly linked to the Bristol and Exeter Railway by a rail track which crossed the A38, on the right hand side of the hotel. The link was built in 1876 by coal merchants, and was originally operated as a horse-drawn tramway. It was removed during the Beeching Axe and Dunball also lost its railway station on 5 October 1964, which had opened in 1873. The wharf was used during World War II to bring Welsh coal to the nearby Royal Ordnance Factory, ROF Bridgwater. The wharf is now used for landing stone products, mainly marine sand and gravels dredged in the Bristol Channel.

The King's Sedgemoor Drain drains into the River Parrett at Dunball, adjacent to the wharf, via a clyse. The clyse has been moved from its original location and it now obstructs the entrance to a small harbour adjacent to the wharf. During the Winter flooding of 2013–14 on the Somerset Levels high volume pumps from the Netherlands were installed at Dunball.

River silt was dredged from the river in this locality in order to make Bath bricks, an early cleaning material.

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[Disused railway stations (Bristol to Exeter Line)] [River Parrett] [King's Sedgemoor Drain] [Bridgwater] [Puriton] [Port of Bridgwater] [Somerset] [Bath brick] [Down End Castle]  
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Bridgwater Small Dock — 3 miles, 2 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction, then on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to Bridgwater Small Dock
Bridgwater Large Dock — 3 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction, then on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to Bridgwater Large Dock
New Bridge (West Lyng) — 13 miles, 3½ furlongs away
Travel to Parrett - Tone Junction, then on the River Tone (Burrow Bridge to New Bridge ) to New Bridge (West Lyng)
Firepool Lock Weir Entrance — 17 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction, then on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to Firepool Lock No 1, then on the River Tone (Above Firepool) to Firepool Lock Weir Entrance