Volunteers surveying a farmyard at Broford, Dulverton
Broford estate was held by William, a Norman, in 1086. There were six tenant households and four farmers shared a plougteam of oxen. By the Middle Ages there were three three widely-spaced farmsteads known as Lower, Middle and Higher Broford.
Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Exmoor: The making of an English Upland' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-597-0 ) for the England's Past for Everyone series