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Bridgwater is a historic market town and civil parish in Somerset, England. The town had a population of 41,276 at the 2021 Census.
Bridgwater is at the edge of the Somerset Levels, in level and well-wooded country.
The town lies along both sides of the River Parrett; it has been a major inland port and trading centre since the industrial revolution. Most of its industrial bases still stand today.
Its larger neighbour, Taunton, is linked to Bridgwater via a canal, the M5 motorway and the GWR railway line.Historically, the town had a politically radical tendency.
The Battle of Sedgemoor, where the Monmouth Rebellion was finally crushed in 1685, was fought nearby.
Notable buildings include the Church of St Mary and Blake Museum, which is a largely restored house in Blake Street and was the birthplace of Admiral Blake in 1598.
The town has an arts centre and plays host to the annual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival."}}}}
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