Simonsbath

Simonsbath (pronounced "Simmonsbath", with short i) is a village high on Exmoor in the English county of Somerset. It is the principal settlement in the Exmoor civil parish, which is the largest and most sparsely populated civil parish on Exmoor, covering nearly 32 square miles (83 km2) but with a population, at the time of the 2001 census, of 203 in 78 households.

The River Exe rises from a valley to the north, and the River Barle runs through the village, and is crossed by a triple-arched medieval bridge which was extensively repaired after floods in 1952. It is also on the Two Moors Way footpath.

Read more about Simonsbath:  Toponymy, Simonsbath Sawmill, Governance, Geography, Demography, The Exmoor Forest Inn

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Exmoor - Wool Trade
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