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Dunkerton, Somerset

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Dunkerton is a small village in the civil parish of Dunkerton and Tunley, north east of Radstock, and south west of Bath, in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority, Somerset, England. The parish has a population of 502. History The parish of Dunkerton was part of the Wellow Hundred. It was called Duncretone in the Domesday Survey, and had earlier been held by a thegn named Alwold "the bald" in the reign of Edward the Confessor, who was possibly Alwold of Stevington. After the conquest it was granted along with other fiefs to a tenant called Turstin FitzRolf, also known as Tosteins Fitz-Rou and “le Blanc” of the Bec-en-Caux region of Normandy, who was described as a valiant warrior at the Battle of Hastings. In the 18th and 19th century Dunkerton was surrounded by several coal mines on the Somerset coalfield. Evidence remains in the powderhouse, which dates from 1870 and is a Grade II listed building. The mine was the site of
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