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Blue Gate mine, Exmoor, with engine pumping during an attempt to reopen the mines just before the First World War

Evidence for past environments is contained within many buried archaeological deposits, but upland peat bogs and valley mires are e

Most Exmoor place names are of Old English origin and represent features of the landscape.

While many remote farms on Exmoor had wind and oil powered generators for electricity in the 20th century, only Dulverton had an ambitious scheme t

Dulverton has a had a series of police stations, the current building a purely utilitarian building but in 1904 a very grand building was designed

Dunster has always been well served with alehouses and inns.

Dunster Castle on its hilltop site forms a dramatic eyecatcher from the road to Minehead or the West Somerset Railway.

These two rural parishes have little evidence of protestant dissent before the 19th century and Wesleyan Methodism was slow to establish but in the

There has probably been a church at Nettlecombe since the late 13th century and by 1440 it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In 1851 there were only 13 Dulverton people in Wales, mainly wives and servants, but by 1891 there were 102.

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