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Medieval Lanacre Bridge

Lanacre Bridge in Withypool was the site of meetings of the medieval forest or swanimote courts, probably on land later called Court Hams. The court would have enforced forest law. The early courts would also have been social gatherings after the long Exmoor winter.

University of London
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Lanacre Bridge, Exmoor
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University of London / Brennan Smith