During Saxon times, this area of England was known as Somerset Shire and the inhabitants were known as 'Sumersetas'. Whilst a lot of the land in this area consisted of unproductive bog land and was not populated to any great extent, it did have excellent pasture/cultivated land in other areas of the county.
In and around the area of Somerset archaeologists have found the remains of lake villages ( collections of buildings built on stilts). This area is was also known in ancient times as Summer Land. Somerset is located in the south-west of England and covers an area of approximately one million acres. With connections with King Arthur and the many legends
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