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Explore England's Past


Bilbower, High Street, a doctor's surgery in 2008

Signatures and marks of Brushford parishioners agreeing to stand surety for the father of an illegitimate child 1649 [1648 old style].  

Brass in Dulverton church to Humphry Sydenham of Combe, Dulverton, d. 1710 aged 38

Late 17th-century Hele Bridge farmhouse, Dulverton.

Monument in Hawkridge church to a man who emigrated to Queensland, Australia

William I on a penny struck in Watchet, the nearest mint to Exmoor.

Pixton Park in its woodland setting on a hill high above the river Barle

Royal arms 1609 in Winsford church. Exmoor was not too remote to escape the outcome of conflict between king and parliament in the 1640s.

Lorna Doone

Although sources for Exmoor's medieval history are scarce compared with neighbouring areas there is some interesting material.