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Mendip Hills

Mendip Hills, range of hills, c.25 mi (40 km) long, across N Somerset, SW England, extending SE from the vicinity of Hutton to the Frome valley. Primarily limestone, the hills have numerous caves (Wookey Hole, Cheddar Caves), some of which show signs of prehistoric occupation. In the hills are ruins of Roman lead mines, an amphitheater, and a Roman road. The gorges near Cheddar are particularly notable. Livestock raising and quarrying are important there.

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mendip Hill or ridge that has been buried by younger rocks and subsequently exposed by erosion. The type example is provided by the Mendip Hills, England, described by W. M. Davis in 1912, but today the term is used only very rarely.

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mendip A hill or ridge that has been buried by younger rocks and subsequently exposed by erosion. The type example is provided by the Mendip Hills, England, described by W. M. Davis in 1912, but today the term is used only very rarely.

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