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The Carnarvon Arms hotel in Brushford was built by the earl of Carnarvon to serve his new market and benefit from the recently completed railway be

This line, now dismantled, played an important part in the business and social life of southern Exmoor between 1873 and 1966.

When a station was built at Brushford in 1873 it was named Dulverton although it lay a couple of miles from the town.

Exebridge lies mainly along the south side of the road either side of the river Exe.

Surveying a green lane to Tarr Steps

Lanacre Bridge

Lanacre or Landacre Bridge crosses the river Barle two miles west of Withypool village.

 

Plaque on a wall in Bridge Street, Dulverton marking the great height to which the floodwater rose.

The area around this ancient bridge on the river Barle is one of great natural beauty making it a magnet for tourists.

An extract from the report by Eric Berry and Nick Cahill

Penzance and Newlyn were rival ports in Mount's Bay - through out history they were competing for economic dominance of the bay.

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