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"EXMOOR, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 14 miles N.W. of Dulverton, and 19 N. of South Molton, its post town. It is situated on the borders of Devonshire, and is now, with the village of Simondsbath, formed into a distinct parish. It includes the hamlets of Chornam Ford and Sandy Way. Iron ore is procured in this district, and was worked at a very ancient period. It is supposed that most of the wood with which this district was covered in ancient times was consumed in the iron-smelting works, the remains of which are seen near Exford. The greater part of this wild romantic waste has recently been brought into cultivation. Exmoor is famous for its ponies. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £150, in the patronage of the crown. There is a parochial school for both sexes." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



  • St Luke, B3223, Simonsbath, Church of England

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