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Friday, September 22, 2017

Dulverton Town by Starlight

Dulverton by Starlight is a magical event held every year, open to all.

Every December the pretty Exmoor town of Dulverton gets decorated with Christmas trees festooned with lights, and for one Sunday all of the shops are open for people to do some local Christmas shopping.  Festivities take place all afternoon with a grand finale firework display from the top of the church tower to end the day. 

 Typically the types of attractions and activities that can be expected include:

  • ·         Santa's Grotto.
  • ·         Hand Bell Ringers
  • ·         Heavy Horse and Dray
  • ·         Folk singers
  • ·         Christmas market
  • ·         Children's entertainer
  • ·         Nativity scenes in the Upper Town Hall
  • ·         Carols round the Tree

 Dulverton has a wealth of independent shops, businesses, organizations, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms all of whom help to make this a special place to visit.

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All Saints Church

 All Saints Church, Dulverton

 

The original church of All Saints was probably 13th Century. The tower is the oldest part and contains a clock, which is around three hundred years old. The line drawing shows the Norman Tower with the main body of the church before it renovation in 1880. The old church entrance lines up with the series of tomb stones

 and these can be seen today to the right of the railings in the modern photo of the church below.

 

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Inside hangs an oil painting of "The Last Supper", a replacement rood screen which was erected in 1902, along with a number of beautiful windows.

There’s a famous connection here; one of the windows is in memory of the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon, an ancestor of the Earl of Carnarvon who, along with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen.

 

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes -including moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms.

Dulverton Town

 

Dulverton Town

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  Dulverton is a town and civil Parish in the heart of West Somerset, England, near the border with Devon.  It is situated within the Exmoor National Park.

It is still an unspoiled English country town with its medieval bridge it is Exmoor's southern gateway and lies in the beautiful valley of the River Barle.

There is a good choice of shops, inns and eating places in the narrow streets and is a charming country town with many attractions for the angler, the artist and those who enjoy walking in the countryside

The Headquarters (Exmoor House, built in 1855) of Exmoor Park Authority is located here, housed in the old Dulverton Union Workhouse.

The National Park Visitor Centre and Library are based in the former ironmonger's shop in the main square opposite the town hall. Live theater, craft markets and many special events make Dulverton a popular center with visitors. This has a medieval bridge, old-fashioned country shops, and population of only 1,300 people, it still has a quiet rural charm.
 
The name Dulverton was first recorded in 1084 as dieglaford-tun meaning "hidden ford"-tun. The Domesday Book records it as Dolvertune and suggesting that  it was a royal manor before the Norman Conquest. The town lies below the iron age hill-forts of Oldberry Castle, Mounsey Castle and Brewer's Castle
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Xmas

DULVERTON TOWN & COUNCIL WISH YOU AND YOU FAMILY A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

 

 

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