Pennypound  Somerset


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

PENNYPOUND, a place in the centre of Somerset; on Sedgemoor, near Weston-Zoyland, 4¼ miles S E of Bridgewater. Fairfax encamped here, in 1645, after the battle of Langport; and the Duke of Monmouth was beaten here, in 1685, by the Earl of Feversham.

No more precise location has been found for Pennypound beyond it being near Westonzoyland, so for now we have given it the location of that village. Additional information about this locality is available for Westonzoyland

Pennypound through time

Pennypound is now part of Sedgemoor district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sedgemoor has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Pennypound itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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