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The Aruch Hashulchan 263:19 brings the Terumas Hadeshen who speaks about a minhag of accepting shabbas before plag and this was done by some communities.

How would one explain this with our halachas of not accepting shabbas before plag?

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They didn't hold like us. How could someone explain it in terms of our halacha? – Double AA Jun 20 '13 at 16:42
Like the gemara,I don't understand,can you explain why they would hold that is fine based of the gemara. – sam Jun 20 '13 at 18:11
hebrewbooks.org/… – Gershon Gold Jun 20 '13 at 23:54
@sam There is no such explanation. – Double AA Jun 21 '13 at 0:33
I know of at least one kehilla that does this. – Adám Jul 31 '13 at 17:11

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