Sedgemoor  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sedgemoor like this:

SEDGEMOOR, a marshy tract in the centre of Somerset; 5 miles S E of Bridgewater. It was the scene of the Duke of Monmouth's defeat in 1685; was also the place where a base line of the Trigonometrical survey was measured; and is intersected by dykes, which contributed much to the discomfiture of Monmouth's troops.

Sedgemoor through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Sedgemoor has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Sedgemoor go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sedgemoor in Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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