Nempnett Thrubwell

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Nempnett Thrubwell is a small village and civil parish in dairying country on the western edge of Bath and North East Somerset, in the county of Somerset, England. It is about 15 km south-west of Bristol. The parish, which has a population of 189, is sheltered by the Mendip Hills, near the River Yeo in the Chew Valley. It is the site of the Fairy Toot oval barrow.

Lying just to the north of Blagdon Lake, isolated Nempnett Thrubwell falls within the network of minor roads bounded by the A38, A368, B3114 and B3130; whilst signposted from each of these major routes, a lack of any further signposting makes it difficult to locate the village when arriving by road. The landscape is characterized by isolated farmsteads, the vernacular older buildings generally of the local Lias limestone or of render with clay-tiled roofs.

Though being largely rural and consisting of one road and a few houses, Nempnett Thrubwell's curiously comedic name makes the village rather a famous local attraction.

It has been immortalised in the song "Down In Nempnett Thrubwell" by The Wurzels and in the earlier Adge Cutler song "Up The Clump", which ends with the line "the moon shines bright on Nempnett Thrubwell". The village, and also possibly Adge Cutler's song, is also immortalised in the Stackridge (circa A Victory for Common Sense, 2009) song "Red Squirrel": "When darkness falls / There‚Äôs a...
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