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Medieval (AD410-1485)


Like any community Minehead needed water and this was traditionally supplied by springs and streams and later also from wells but the growth in tou

Medieval (AD410-1485)

Water is not only vital for life and domestic comfort but for centuries was the main source of power for much of England's industry.

Minehead market was always overshadowed by that at Dunster but has its own interesting history and a fine Edwardian market house.

Before 1800 Dunster had the most important market in West Somerset serving a wide area of the Brendons and Exmoor as well as the coastal communitie