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BADGWORTHY

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Earthwork remains of a deserted medieval settlement at Badgworthy Water. The settlement originated in the medieval period and was noted in the Domesday Book. It is believed to have expanded in the seventeenth century. It is alleged to be the site of the homestead occupied by the Doone clan who were exiled form Scotland to Exmoor and formed the basis of the Lorna Doone story. The remains of approximately 14 building platforms and foundations are visible although covered in dense bracken.

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