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NOTES ON PITMINSTER
Originally called Pipeminster, meaning ‘the minster or mother church of Pippa’s people’, the small village of Pitminster lies at the edge of the Blackdown Hills to the south of the county town of Taunton.
Following Monmouth’s defeat, fugitives sought refuge in the countryside hereabouts.
A double locked wooden coffer containing a horde of French coins, probably intended to have been retrieved by the rebel followers, was discovered by accident in a local farmhouse.
A similar hoard was found at nearby Blagdon Hill.
The 13th century church of SS Margaret and Andrew contain impressive effigies of the Colles family of Barton Grange.
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