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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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  • Updated 17 February 2007
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The land around the Bree-hill

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.

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