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Charlcombe

Summary
Charlcombe is a civil parish and small village just north of Bath in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority, Somerset, England. The parish had a population of 422 in 2011, and includes the villages of Woolley and Langridge and the hamlet of Lansdown (not to be confused with the Bath suburb of the same name). History Charlcombe is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the name "Cerlecume", meaning in Old English "valley of the ceorls" (freemen or peasants). Langridge and Woolley were part of the hundred of Bath Forum, while the parish of Charlcombe was part of the hundred of Hampton. The Battle of Lansdowne (1643) was fought in the Lansdown Hill area and is commemorated by Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument (1720). From about 1720 until the early 19th century, Woolley was the site of a gunpowder mill. In 1848 the village had a population of 84, and covered . Woolley is one of 52 thankful villages for having lost no residents during World
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