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Index of places, people and themes

On Holdstone Down

The following index refers to walk numbers.A walk number in bold type means that the place is at the start or finish of the walk (including alternative starts for main walks).Italictype means that the place or topic is on an alternative route or is mentioned in passing.(H = Herepath, AW = Additional walks). 

abandoned villages, 29, 33, 36, 56, 76

Acland family, 49

Aisholt, 97

Alcombe, 73

Alfoxton House, 92

Allerford, 25

Anstey commons, 64, 66

Anstey Gate, 66

Arx Cynuit, H

Avill, River, 50, 53, 54, 56, 72, 74, H

Badgworthy, 29, 30, 43

Badgworthy Hill, 39, 43

Badgworthy Water, 29, 30, 39, 43

Baggy Point, 2

Bampton, 70, 82-83

Bampton Down, 84

Barbrook, 16

Barle, River, 37, 38, 41, 44, 45, 58, 59, 61-64, 67, 68-70

Barnstaple, 11, 33, H

Barton Town, 36

Batís Castle, 74

Bathealton Tunnel, 86

Batherm, River, 70, 82-84

The Beacon, 11, 12

Beckland, AW3

Berrynarbor, 6, 7

Beulah Chapel, 76

Bessom Bridge, 80, 81

Bicknoller, 95

Bicknoller Combe, 95

Bicknoller Post, 92, 95

Bideford, 1

Black Dog, AW1 

Blackchurch Rock, AW3

Blackdown Hills, 86, 98, 99, AW4

Blackmoor Gate, 33

Blackmore, Richard Dodderidge, 29, 30

Blackpool Mill, AW2

Blegberry, AW2

Blue Anchor, 72

Blue Ben, 90

Bodley, 11

Boevey, James, 38

Bolham, AW6

Bossington, 24, 25

Bowbier Hill, 83

Bowling Green, Holford, 92

Bratton Ball, 28

Bratton Fleming, 33

Braunton Burrows, 2

River Bray, 35, 36

Bray Reservoir, 36

Brayford, 34, 35

Brendon, 20

Brendon Common, 31

Brendon Hill (village), 76

Brendon Hills, 56, 74, 78-80, 92

Brendon Two Gates, 31

Brewerís Castle, 58

Bridgetown, 57, 62

Brightworthy Barrows, 45

Broad Strand, 6

Brockwell, 48, 50

Brompton Ralph, 88

Broomfield, 98, 99

Brownsham, AW3

Brushford, 68, 70

Bucks Mills, AW3

Bull Point, 3, 4

Burgundy Chapel, 27

Burlinch, 100

Bury, 69, 79

Butter Hill, 17, 18, 19

Bye Common, 52

Caffyns Heanton Wood, 13

Canals, AW5

Cannington Fort, H

Capstone Hill,5

Capton, 78

Caradoc, 61

Caratacus Stone, 60, 61

Carnarvon Estate, 45

Castle Rock, 11, 14

castles (motte & bailey), 32, 74, 83, 93

Cats Castle, H

The Chains, 36-38, 40

Challacombe, 36

Chargot Wood, 75

Cheddon Fitzpaine, 100

Cheriton, 16, 40

Cheriton Ridge, 40

Chetsford Water, H

Chibbet Ford, 44

Chilcott, 68

Chipstable, 87

Churchtown (Luxborough), 56, 75

Churchtown (Parracombe), 32

clapper bridge, 58, 59, 61

Clatworthy Reservoir, 89

Clayhanger, 84, 85

Cleeve Abbey, 78

Clicket, 56

cliff railway, 11, 14

Cloutsham, 49

Clovelly, AW3

coastguard station, 25

Coleford Water, H

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 22, 93

Combe Bottom, 88

Comberow, 76, 77

Combe Martin, 7, 8

Combwich, H

Conygar Tower, 73

Coppleham, 62

Cornham Ford, 38

Cornwell, Bernard, H

Cothelstone Hill, 95, 98

Countisbury, 15, 17-20

County Gate, 19-21, 29

Cove, 70

Cow Castle 41, 42, 46

Croscombe Barton, 13

Crosse, Andrew, 98

Crowcombe, 78

Crowcombe Heathfield, H

Crowcombe Park Gate, 95

Crown Estate, 74

Croyde, 2

Culbone, 21, 22, 23

Cutcombe, 53, 54

Danes Brook, 64, 66

Daws Castle, 72

Dead Womanís Ditch, 93, 94, H

Deddy Combe, 21

Devil's Cheesewring, 14

Devil's Stone, 53

Doniford, 71, 90

Doone Valley, 29

Dowsborough Camp, 93, 94

Dry Bridge, 31

Dulverton, 50, 57, 58, 62-64, 67-70

Dunkery Beacon, 49, 50, 54, 55

Dunkery Gate, 50, 54, 55

Dunster, 47, 50, 56, 72, 73, 74

Dunster Beach, 72

Dunster Castle, 47, 73, 74

East Anstey, 67

East Anstey Common, 64

East Lyn (hamlet), 16

East Lyn River, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 40

East Quantoxhead, 90, 91

Elworthy, H

Escott, 78

Exe, River, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 51, 57, 58, 62, 69, 70, AW6

Exe Head, 38, 40

Exe Valley Way, 70, 82

Exebridge, 70

Exeter Inn, 83

Exford, 42-44, 50-52, 58, H

Exmansworthy, AW3

Exmoor National Park offices, 64

Exmoor Pony Centre, 62, 63

Farley Water, 31

field studies centre, 38, 77

Ford (Wootton Courtenay), 54

Ford Mill (Bampton), 82, 84

Foreland Point, 18

funicular railway, 14, 15

Fyne Court, 98, 99

Gallox Hill, 74

Gotton, 100

Grabbist Hill, 47, 50, 73

Grand Western Canal, AW5

Great Ferny Ball, 46

Great Hangman, 7

Great Rowbarrow, 50

Great Tom's Hill, 30, 43

Grexy Combe, 26

Haddeo, River, 69, 79, 80

Haddon Hill, 79, 80

Halberton, AW5

Halsway Post, 95

Hare Path, 53, H

Harepath Head, H

Harman, Martin Coles, 1

Hartford, 80

Hartland Abbey, AW2

Hartland Point, AW2

Hartland Quay, AW2

Hawk Combe, 23

Hawkridge (Dulverton), 58, 64

Hawkridge Reservoir, 97

Heathcoat-Amory, Sir John, AW6

Heaven, Hudson Grosett, 1

Heddonís Mouth, 9, 11, 12

Heddon, River, 9-12, 32

Hele, 6

Helwell Bay, 71, 90

herepath, H, 53

Hestercombe House & Gardens, 100

Heydon Hill, 87

High Bray, 35

Highland cows, 1, 36, 97

hill forts, 41, 46, 58, 64, 72, 74, 93, 94, 98, AW3

Hillsford Bridge, 16, 40

Hinam Farm, 58, 64

Hinkley Point Power Station, 91, 93, 95

Hirst, Damien,5

Hoar Oak, 40

Hoaroak Water, 16, 40

Hoccombe Combe, 29

Holdstone Down, 9

Hole Water, 35

Holford, 92, 95

Holford Combe, 93

Hollam House, 69

Holnicote Estate, 24, 48, 49

Holwell Castle, 32

Horner, 24, 47, 48, 49, 55

Horner Water, 24, 25, 49

Horsen Hill, 45, 46

Huish Champflower, 87

Huish Champflower Barrow, 76

Hunterís Inn, 9, 10, 11, 12

Hurley Beacon, 95

Hurlstone Point, 25

Hurstone Viaduct, 85, 86

hydraulic ram, 64

Ilfracombe, 1,4, 5, 6

Ilkerton Ridge, 16

The Incline, 76

Jubilee Hut, 49, 48

Kate (sculpture),5

Kedworthy, 34

Kennisham Forest, 75

Kilton, 91

Kilve, 90, 91

Kingsbridge (Luxborough), 75

Kingston St Mary, 95, 99, 100

Knaplock, 60

Knight, John, 37-39, 41, 43

Knightshayes Court, AW6

Ladies Mile, 9, 10

Lake, Benjamin, 11

Lanacombe, 39, 43

Lan(d)acre, 46

Landacre Bridge, 45, 46

Landacre Gate, 45, 46

Landmark Trust, 1

Lank Combe, 29

Larkbarrow, 39, 43

Lee, 3-5

Lee Abbey, 11, 13, 14

Lee Bay (Ilfracombe), 3-5

Lee Bay (Lynton), 11, 13, 14

Leighland Chapel, 76, 77

Liberator memorial, 24

Lilstock, 91

lime kilns, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 72

Little Hangman, 7, 8

Long Stone, 36

Lorna Doone, 14, 21, 29, 30, 64

Louisa Gate, 69

Lovelace, Ada,22

Loyton, 82

Luccombe, 47, 48

Luckwell Bridge, 53, 55, 57

Lundy, 1, AW2, AW3

Luttrell, Henry, 73

Luxborough, 56, 75

Lydeard Hill, 95, 96, 97

Lynbridge, 15, 16

Lynmouth, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 40

Lynmouth flood, 14

Lynton, 11, 14, 15

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, 32, 33

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, 14, 15

Lype Hill, 75

Maclaren, Robert (memorial), 31

Macmillan Way West, 49, 78, 95, 98

Malmsmead, 21, 29, 30, 43

Marsh Bridge, 58, 62-64, 68

Maundown, 88

Minehead, 26, 27, 28, 72, 73

The Mineral Line, 71, 72, 76, 77

mining, 41, 76

Moles Chamber, 37

Molland, 65, 66

Molland Common, 65

Molland Moor Gate, 66

Monksilver, 77

Morebath, 82

Mortehoe, 3, 4

Morte Point, 3, 4

Mounsey Hill Gate, 62, 63

Mouthmill, AW3

Nailsbourne, 100

The National Trust, 1-4, 9-12, 15-19, 24, 25, 49, 56-73, 93, 98, 99, AW4, AW6

Nether Stowey, 93, 94, H

Nettlecombe, 77

North Hill, 26-28

North Thorne, 33

Nutcombe Bottom, 56, 74

Nutcombe Manor, 84

Oare, 21, 29, 30

Oare Water, 21, 30

oil refining, 90, 91

Oldberry Castle, 64

Old Stowey, 56, 75

Over Stowey, H

Oxen Tor, 15, 40

Parracombe, 11, 32

Parrett, River, H

Peart Water, 97

Perry, 91, 92

Petton, 85

Pinkery Pond, 36, 37, 38

Pitt Bridge, 54

Pittcombe Head, 23, H

Pooltown, 75

Porchesterís Post, 45

Porlock, 9, 21, 24, 26, 47, 50, 55

Porlock Hill, 23

Porlock Marsh, 24

Porlock Vale, 24, H

Porlock Weir, 21, 22-24, H

Prayway Head, 38, 39, 40, 43

The Punchbowl, 60, 61

Putsborough, 7

Quantock Greenway, 94

Quantock Hills, 72, 78, 90-100

Quantock's Head, 90, 91

Quarme, River, 53, 57

Raddington, 85

Radworthy, 36

Raleghís Cross, 76, 89

Red Post, H

reservoirs, 33, 36, 89, 80, 79, 86, 97

Rhenish Tower, 14

Roadwater, 76, 77

Robberís Bridge, 21

Rockford, 20

Room Hill, 42, 44, 52, 58

Ruborough Camp, 98

Rugged Jack, 11, 14

St. Audrie's Bay, 90

St. Decumanís, 71, 72

St. Jamesís Tower, 81

Saunton, 2

Selworthy, 25

Selworthy Beacon, 25, 26

Seven Hills, 4, 5

Seven Wells Wood, 94

Sherdon Water, 46

Sherracombe, 34

Sherrycombe, 7, 9

Shillingford, 82

Shilstone Hill, 31

Simonsbath, 38, 39, 40-43

Slade Reservoirs,5

Slattenslade, 13

Sloley (Slowly) Stone, 37

Smallacombe (Molland), 66

Smithís Combe, 92

South Molton, 35

Sparhanger, 16

Spire Cross, 60

Staple Plain, 92

Sterridge, 6

Sticklepath, 77

Stogumber, 78

Stock Common, 16

Stoke (Hartland), AW2

Stoke Pero, 49

stone circle, 45

Stone Cross, H

Stowey Mill (Cutcombe), 54

Stream, 78

Sugarloaf Hill, 21

Summerway Cross, 53, H

Tall Trees Trail, 56, 74

Tangs Bottom, 38

Tarka Trail, 35, 40

Tarr Steps, 58, 59, 61, 63

Taunton, 95, 99, 100

Taunton & Barnstaple Railway, 67, 68, 70, 85, 86

Tetton House, 95, 99

Thelbridge, AW1

Timberscombe, 56

Tiverton, AW5

Tiverton branch railway, AW5, AW6

toll house, 70

Tone, River, 86, 87, 89

tors, 11, 14, 15

Trentishoe, 9

Trentishoe Down, 9

Trentishoe Water, 9, 10

Triscombe, 95, 96, H

Triscombe Stone, 95, 96, H

Twitchen, 65

Two Moors Way, 40

Upton Farm, 81

Valley of the Rocks, 11, 14

Venn Cross, 85

Verity (statue),5

Voley, 10

Walford, John, 93

Washbattle Bridge, 86

Washford, 78

Washford Pyne, AW1

Washford River, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78

Watchet, 71, 72, 78, 90

Watermouth, 6

Waterrow, 85, 86

Watersmeet, 15, 17, 20, 40

Webberís Post, 48, 49, 55

Wellington, AW4, AW5

Wellington Monument, AW4

West Anstey, 67

West Anstey Common, 66

West Bagborough, 96

West Deane Way, 86

West Lyn (hamlet), 16

West Lyn River, 15, 16

West Monkton, 100

West Quantoxhead, 92, 95

West Somerset Mineral Railway, 71, 72, 76, 77

West Somerset Railway, 73-78

Wheal Eliza, 41

Wheddon Cross, 53-57, H

Whitefield (Wiveliscombe), 88

Whitefield (central Exmoor), 34, 35

Whitefield Down, 34

Widmouth Head, 6

Williton, 78

Willís Neck, 95, 96

Wilmotís Pool, 93

Wimbleball Lake, 79-81

Winsford, 51, 52, 57, 60, 61, 62

Winsford Hill, 60, 61

Winsford Punchbowl, 60, 61

Wistlandpound Reservoir, 33

Witheridge, AW1

Withiel Florey, 80

Withycombe, 60

Withymanís Pool, 93

Withypool, 42, 44, 45, 58, 59

Withypool Hill, 45

Wiveliscombe, 86-88

Woodcock Gardens, 47, 48

Woodcombe, 28

Woody Bay, 11, 12, 13

Wootton Common, 50

Wootton Courtenay, 47, 50

Wordsworth, William, 92

workhouse, 64

Worthy (Porlock), 23, H

Wringapeak, 13

Yellow Combe, 60, 61, 63

 

 

All text, photographs and maps © Stan Lester 2023