Combwich

White House Road, Sedgemoor, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
 
 
Combwich is a village on the River Parrett between Dunball (5 miles to the east) and Parrett - Brue Junction (Junction of Rivers Parrett and Brue) (4 miles and 4¾ furlongs to the northeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Parrett - Brue Junction is Parrett - Huntspill Junction (Junction of the River Parrett and the River Huntspill - no access); 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs away.

Telescopic Bridge8 miles, 3 furlongs
Bridgwater and Taunton canal - River Parrett Junction8 miles, 1¾ furlongs
Western Way Bridge7 miles, 5½ furlongs
Parrett - King's Sedgemoor Drain Junction5 miles, 1 furlong
Dunball5 miles
Combwich
Parrett - Huntspill Junction3 miles, 1¼ furlongs
Stert Point3 miles, 7 furlongs
Parrett - Brue Junction4 miles, 4¾ furlongs
Burnham-on-Sea5 miles, 4 furlongs
Bridgwater Bar10 miles, 4 furlongs
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Wikipedia has a page about Combwich

Combwich (pronounced "Cummidge") is a village in the parish of Otterhampton within the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, between Bridgwater and the Steart Peninsula.

The village lies on Combwich Reach as the River Parrett flows to the sea and was the site of an ancient ferry crossing. In the Domesday book it was known as Comiz which means 'The settlement at the short, broad, open valley'(from Old English cumb). This is clearly a reference to the valley of exactly this topographical description, immediately to the south of the village, and through which the South Moor Brook flows westwards into the River Parrett. One dervation of -wich is thought to be from Latin 'vicus', and there are archaeological indications that there was a settlement at Combwich in the Romano-British period, based around a ferry across the Parrett at this point. The exact meaning of the second element here is, though, uncertain at present, as Old English -wic can have a variety of meanings attributed to it

It served as a port for the export of local produce and the import of timber from the 15th century. It also served the local brick and coal yard until the creek silted up in the 1930s. Brick and tile making was first recorded in the village in 1842.

The Steart peninsula has flooded many times during the last millennium. The most severe recent floods occurred in 1981. By 1997, a combination of coastal erosion, sea level rise and wave action had made some of the defences distinctly fragile and at risk from failure. As a result in 2002 The Environment Agency produced the Stolford to Combwich Coastal Defence Strategy Study to examine options for the future.

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[River Parrett] [Otterhampton] [Steart Peninsula] [Stockland Bristol] [Polden Hills] [Port of Bridgwater] [Cannington Brook] [List of places in Somerset] [Quantock Hills]  
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