Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
Betrothal is just part of the modern wedding ceremony but in the medieval and later periods it was a separate social and legal contract.
There has probably been a church at Nettlecombe since the late 13th century and by 1440 it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
These two rural parishes have little evidence of protestant dissent before the 19th century and Wesleyan Methodism was slow to establish but in the
Dunster Castle on its hilltop site forms a dramatic eyecatcher from the road to Minehead or the West Somerset Railway.
Dunster has always been well served with alehouses and inns.
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
In 1851 there were only 13 Dulverton people in Wales, mainly wives and servants, but by 1891 there were 102.
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.