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 1¾ 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, 1¾ 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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Wikipedia has a page about Dunball

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.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Dunball
[River Parrett] [Sowy River] [River Cary (Somerset)] [King's Sedgemoor Drain] [Disused railway stations on the Bristol to Exeter Line] [Bridgwater] [Down End Castle] [Somerset] [Port of Bridgwater]  
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    338 to the northeast.
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  • Tim Hansford Transport Ltd (Commercial & Industrial Equipment, Transportation Service, Construction Service & Supply)
    1241 to the south.
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