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Burlescombe is a village and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 911. The village is about 5 miles south-west of Wellington in Somerset.

There is the ruin of a 13th century nunnery nearby, as well as a 15th century church.

As part of the construction of Grand Western Canal around 1810 bridges[1][2][3] and culverts[4] were constructed at Burlescombe.

Burlescombe railway station was opened by the Bristol and Exeter Railway in 1867. A siding on the west side served the railway's nearby ballast quarry at Westerleigh. Both the station and siding are now closed.

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  1. , Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal at Burlescombe. Images of England. Retrieved on 2007-12-06.
  2. , Fenacre Bridge at Burlescombe. Images of England. Retrieved on 2007-12-06.
  3. , Fossend Canal Bridge at Burlescombe. Images of England. Retrieved on 2007-12-06.
  4. , Twin Culverts at Burlescombe. Images of England. Retrieved on 2007-12-06.

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