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Explore England's Past


The area around this ancient bridge on the river Barle is one of great natural beauty making it a magnet for tourists.


Plaque on a wall in Bridge Street, Dulverton marking the great height to which the floodwater rose.

Former tollhouse at Exebridge

Withypool font

St Andrew's Church, Withypool

Withypool Village

Effigy of Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert (d. 1923) in Brushford church.

Zeal farm, Hawkridge

This remote farm on the borders of Somerset and Devon has a traditional farmyard which was surveyed by volunteers.

Simonsbath House

Royal arms 1609 in Winsford church. Exmoor was not too remote to escape the outcome of conflict between king and parliament in the 1640s.



The River Exe swollen with late winter rain runs past Pixton hill