Broadway, Somerset facts for kids

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Broadway
Old stone building with thatched roof on road junction.
Porch House
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Congregational Chapel
Broadway shown within Somerset
Population 740 (2011)
OS grid reference ST321154
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ILMINSTER
Postcode district TA19 9
Dialling code 01460
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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SomersetCoordinates: 50°56′04″N 2°58′02″W / 50.9345°N 2.9673°W / 50.9345; -2.9673

Broadway is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Ilminster and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Chard in the South Somerset district. The parish has a population of 740. The parish includes the nearby hamlet of Hare.

History

The village was known as Bradewei in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Broadway was part of the hundred of Abdick and Bulstone.

Everys Almhouses date from the late 16th or early 17th century. They were founded after litigation over the 1558 will of Alexander Every.

The Tudor Cottage on Broadway Street was built as a farmhouse in the 16th century.

Religious sites

The Church of St. Aldhelm and St. Eadburgha dates from the 13th century, and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building. Its isolated position away from the village is thought to be because of an outbreak of the plague. The churchyard cross is also from the 13th century.


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