Minehead  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Minehead like this:

Minehead, watering-place, par., and market town, Somerset, on S. shore of Bristol Channel, 8¼ miles NW. of Watchet and 24¾ miles NW. of Taunton by rail, 4581 ac. (590 water), pop. 1774; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. The harbour is very safe, but does not receive much support from shipmasters. Minehead is a pleasant place, with excellent houses and good hotels, and is rapidly growing in favour with visitors; it has ample sands, fair bathing, and an interesting neighbourhood. Leather mfr. is the leading industry.

Minehead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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