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Simonsbath Town in Somerset

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Simonsbath, pronounced 'Simmonsbath', is a village high on Exmoor in the far west of Somerset, near the Devon border. It is the principal settlement in the Exmoor civil parish, which is the largest and most sparsely populated civil parish on Exmoor, covering nearly 32 square miles but with a population, at the time of less than 250 people. The River Exe rises from a valley to the north, and the River Barle runs through the village, and is crossed by a triple-arched medieval bridge which was extensively repaired after floods in 1952. It is also on the Two Moors Way footpath. The -bath suffix in this place-name, not recorded before 1791.

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