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Alcombe is now part of Minehead but was formerly a village in Dunster parish.

Minehead harbour is a well known feature of the seaside resort offering shelter for pleasure boats, fishing trips and the occasional excitement of

Minehead market was always overshadowed by that at Dunster but has its own interesting history and a fine Edwardian market house.

Like any community Minehead needed water and this was traditionally supplied by springs and streams and later also from wells but the growth in tou