(1337) Cheddar was removed from the king's forest of Mendip. The market was discontinued about 1690.
CHEDDAR, a small town in the Wells parliamentary division of Somersetshire, England, 22 m.
At Cambridge in 1790, and about the same time purchased an estate near Cheddar, where he carried out agricultural experiments.
A fine gorge opening from the hills immediately upon the site of the town is known as Cheddar cliffs from the sheer walls which flank it; the contrast of its rocks and rich vegetation, and the falls of a small stream traversing it, make up a beautiful scene admired by many visitors.
The remains discovered in the caves give evidence of British and Roman settlements at Cheddar (Cedre, Chedare), which was a convenient trade centre.
The manor of Cheddar was a royal demesne in Saxon times, and the witenagemot was held there in 966 and 968.
By a charter of 1231 extensive liberties in the manor of Cheddar were granted to Bishop Joceline, who by a charter of 1235 obtained the right to hold a weekly market and fair.