Castle Cary's market seems never to have been a success despite numerous charters and revivals.
Public houses were not only places to stay, eat or drink, but were also the venue for courts, parish meetings and entertainments of all kinds inclu
Dunster sat in a web of routes from Exmoor to the coast and between villages and hamlets but from the 18th century attempts were made to rationalis
The river Avill rises in Cutcombe parish on Exmoor and flows down to Dunster and Marsh to the Hawn or Haven of Dunster into the sea.
A network of roads formerly connected Dunster with its hamlets, fields, woods and marshes as well as neighbouring villages.
In 1762 the parish agreed, on the encouragement of the clergy, to provide a fire engine paid for out of the church rate with Ansford contributing.[