West Buckland in 3d

West Buckland
West Buckland. A 3d image. Red & Cyan glasses required to see the 3d effect.

West Buckland was one of the villages to possess a Holy Thorn Tree, originally taken as a cutting from the Glastonbury Thorn, which is said to have sprouted from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea.

The village, formerly named ‘Bocland’ knew importance in Saxon times as ‘lands in possession of the King’. The West Buckland Hoard, containing a bronze bracelet, torque, palstave and scabbard, was accidentally discovered during the 19th century in the course of excavating a drain.

The village is reputedly the birthplace of Sir George Bond, Lord Mayor of London in the Armada year.

Sources: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush and Somerset Villages by Sheila Bird.

For many more villages in 3d please visit Somerset3d.

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