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
Dulverton has a had a series of police stations, the current building a purely utilitarian building but in 1904 a very grand building was designed
While many remote farms on Exmoor had wind and oil powered generators for electricity in the 20th century, only Dulverton had an ambitious scheme t
One of the purposes of the inventory was to determine the probate fees, so the inventory was valued.
Most Exmoor place names are of Old English origin and represent features of the landscape.
Exmoor National Park Authority bought the Simonsbath sawmill from the Fortescue estate in the 1990s to safeguard the character of the building and
The farming year on Exmoor required seasonal movement of animals to make maximum use of grass growth during the summer months and to provide the li
There are many reasons why farmsteads become abandoned.
Following disafforestation, manors gained control of their own commons yet, were not always successful in maintaining it. Disputes were taken to th
In much of England in the Middle Ages, routine business relating to local communities was conducted at the appropriate manorial court, while seriou
After the Conquest, there seems to have been much more activity as the parish structure emerged on Exmoor.