Binegar


Binegar

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Binegar
latitude= 51.2433
longitude= -2.5508
civil_parish=
population = 293
shire_district= Mendip
shire_county = Somerset
region= South West England
constituency_westminster=
post_town=
postcode_district=
postcode_area=
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= ST615495

Binegar is a small village in Somerset, England. It is located on the A37, between Shepton Mallet and Chilcompton. Its principal focus is on quarrying and agriculture. Its population in 1991 was 293.

The village has one primary school, one very old church, post office, general store, and smattering of houses. It used to have a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, which closed in 1966. It also has a pub, the Horse & Jockey.

The Norman Church of the Holy Trinity, was rebuilt in the 15th century, and rebuilt, except for the tower in 1858 for Rev William Heade. The tower contains two bells dating from 1776 and made by William Bilbie of the Bilbie family. [cite book |last=Moore |first=James |authorlink= |coauthors=Roy Rice & Ernest Hucker |title=Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers |year=1995 |publisher=The authors |location= |isbn=0952670208 ] It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building. [cite web | title=Church of the Holy Trinity | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=268021 | accessdate=2007-10-05]

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