It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channelits coastline facing southeastern Wales. Its traditional border with Gloucestershire is the River Avon. There is evidence of human occupation from Paleolithic times, and of subsequent settlement by the CeltsRomans and Anglo-Saxons.
Adopted as the motto inthe phrase is taken from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Somerset was a part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessexand the phrase refers to the wholehearted support the people of Somerset gave to King Alfred in his struggle to save Wessex from Viking invaders.
Somerset settlement names are mostly Meet singles in Aldershot in origin, but numerous place names include Brittonic Celtic elements, such as the rivers Frome and Avon, and names of hills. The caves of the Mendip Hills were settled during the Palaeolithic period,  and contain extensive archaeological sites such as those at Cheddar Gorge.
The Somerset Levels —specifically dry points at Glastonbury and Brent Knoll — also have a long history of settlement, and are known to have been settled by Mesolithic hunters.
The exact age of the henge monument at Stanton Drew stone circles is unknown, but it is believed to be Neolithic. After the Romans left, Britain was invaded by Anglo-Saxon peoples.
By AD they had Uinted control over much of what is now England, but Somerset was still in native British hands. The British held back Saxon advance into the south-west for some time longer, but by the early eighth century King Ine of Wessex had pushed the boundaries of the West Saxon kingdom far enough west to include Somerset.
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Despite this, 20 years later John Billingsley conducted a survey of the county's agriculture in and found that agricultural methods could still be improved. The Somerset Coalfield reached its peak production by the s.
All the pits have now been closed, the last in Further west, the Brendon Hills were mined for iron ore in the late 19th century; this was taken by the West Somerset Mineral Railway to Watchet Harbour for shipment to the furnaces at Ebbw Vale. Some of the hospitals which were built for the casualties of the war remain in Telford vacation singles. The Taunton Stop Line was set up to repel a potential German invasion.
The remains of its pill boxes can still be seen along the coast, and south through Ilminster and Chard. They were designed to mimic the geometry of "blacked out" streets, railway lines, and Bristol Temple Meads railway stationto encourage bombers away from these targets.
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