This small town lies high above the banks of River Mole at the edge of Exmoor National Park and was made famous by R.D. Blackmore’s adventure story ‘Lorna Doone’.
Tom Faggus, his ex-highwayman-cum-blacksmith, lived here. Court Hall dates back to 1553 and was the seat of the Earls of Morley.
Many iron and copper mines were in use in the area in the 19th century.