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Huntspill village, Somerset

West Huntspill and East Huntspill are villages and civil parishes on the Huntspill Level, near Highbridge, Somerset. The civil parish of West Huntspill contains the hamlet of Alstone, and East Huntspill includes Cote. The parish of East Huntspill had a population of 1,179 and West Huntspill 1,480 in 2001.

The first mention of Huntspill is around 796 AD, when the area was granted to Glastonbury Abbey by Aethelmund, a nobleman under King Offa of Mercia. Huntspill was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Honspil, meaning 'Huna's creek' possibly from the Old English personal name Huna and from the Celtic pwll. An alternative origin is from Hun's Pill in Old English, meaning a port on a tidal inlet, or pill, belonging to a Saxon lord, or hun. The parish of Huntspill was part of the Huntspill and Puriton Hundred. The mouth of the River Brue had an extensive harbour in Roman and Saxon times, before silting up in the medieval period.

The village was flooded in the Bristol Channel floods of 1607.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Bridgwater and Axbridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowBurnham-on-Sea

arrowAxbridge

arrowWeston-super-Mare

arrowLangport

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBridgwater

	arrowHighbridge

	arrowBurnham-on-Sea

	arrowCheddar

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Axbridge, Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Burnham-on-Sea

	arrowPrincess Theatre and Arts Centre

	arrowAnimal Farm Adventure Park

Highbridge

	arrowRichs Cider Farm

Bridgwater

	arrowThe Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms

	arrowBridgwater Arts Centre

	arrowBridgwater Film Centre

	arrowColeridge Cottage

	arrowFyne Court

Brean Sands

	arrowBrean Theme Park

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