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Bree is first mentioned in annals in c. III 1300, but the land around it had apparently been settled for some considerable time before this
Around the Bree-hill, at the crossing of the Greenway and the Great Road
Bree is an old word for 'hill', so 'Bree-land' is ultimately the 'land around the hill'


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The land around the Bree-hill

Map of the Bree-land
The Bree-land (somewhat conjectural)1

The land around the Bree-hill, the chief township of which was Bree itself, but which also comprised the villages of Staddle, Combe and Archet.



The villages of Archet, Combe and Staddle do not appear on any original map, and so their placement here is based on descriptions in the text.

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