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Exford is a rural village at the centre of Exmoor National Park, 7mi north-west of Dulverton, and 10mi south-west of Minehead, in Somerset, England. Less than a mile away is the hamlet of Lyncombe.Situated on the B3224, the main route across Exmoor, it is a small village on the River Exe with activities including hunting, shooting, fishing and horse riding.The centre of the village surrounds a traditional village green, and is home to a post office, general store, car repair shop, youth hostel and primary school as well as a children's play area.The village is on the route of the Samaritans Way South West and the Celtic Way Exmoor Option.HistoryTo the east of the village are the prehistoric hillside enclosures of Road Castle and Staddon Hill Camp and to the west is Cow Castle, an Iron age hill fort.The Domesday Book of 1086 records eight settlements in the parish, five called Exford and the others at Almesworthy (Edmunds homestead), Stone and Downscombe.The parish was part of the hundred of Carhampton.
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