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Comment about the 17th Century Yarn Market, Dunster, Somerset

I see your explanation of how Dunster got its name from the fabric - I had read of another explanation, ie that the old name for a hill is "Torre", and the hill on which the castle now stands was once owned by a person named Dunne. It was therefore called "Dunne's Torre" which became currupted into Dunster. Incidentally, Dunster is called "Torre" in the Domesday Book.

Kathleen Moon, Dunster Mon 3rd Nov 2008

I have to admit that I find your explanation more believable.

Barry, BeenThere-DoneThat Tue 4th Nov 2008

Nice to see a picture of this , i'm originally from Birmingham UK, where in Bournville Mr George Cadbury's employees paid for,and gave as a silver wedding anniversary gift a rest house designed and based on this building at Dunster.

Ian Mclean, Wincanton Thu 3rd Jun 2010

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