Wootton Courtenay Guided Walk


Date: 17th Sep 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm
Join members of the Exmoor National Park’s historic environment team for this guided walk around Wootton Courtenay. The settlement has a long and interesting history and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. The place name Wootton, which derives from the Anglo-Saxon wudu (a wood) + tun (a settlement or enclosure), and was held by William of Falaise. The Courtenay place-name element arrived with John de Courtenay (d.1274), who by the 13th century held the manor. Around the time the Courtenays became Earls of Devon in the early 14th century the manor passed to the Peverills and then later to Sir Walter Hungerford. The only identifiable physical evidence of the mediaeval settlement at Wootton Courtenay is the parish church, which has its origins in the 13th century and the churchyard cross, which is some 200 years later in date. Explore this and other buildings of interest during this 2 hour walk through this fascinating Exmoor village. Directions: The village is located just to the south west of Dunster off the A396. Meet outside the village church at 14.00. TA24 8RHOther info: Booking not required. A gentle walk around the village with some moderate gradients.

Exmoor National Park Authority

This event is brought to you by Exmoor National Park.

Location: Outside village church TA24 8RH
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free
Contact: 01398 322285

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