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Dulverton from Battleton

The Barle valley below Simonsbath in the heart of the former Royal Forest of Exmoor.

Exmoor ponies

The Barle rises in the former Exmoor forest and now issues out of Pinkery or Pinkworthy Pond west of the Chains, the high moors in

The hill today is a large stretch of open heather moorland between the rivers Barle and Exe.

Tithe maps were drawn up when tithe payments (a clergy-support tax of a tenth of all parish produce including fish) were commuted or changed to equal

After the First World War the government announced its intention to provide 'homes fit for heroes' for returning servicemen and their families.

An extract from the report compiled by Eric Berry and Nick Cahill

Eric Berry and Nick Cahill listed these interesting notes at the end of their report on Mousehole. 

Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.