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Lydford: Burh, Mint and Stannary Prison
8 June, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual walk via Zoom with Andrew Thompson.
Long before Tavistock grew in importance, Lydford was the premier settlement in our area. The history of the village begins in the Dark Ages. By the 9th century the Saxon kings of Wessex had established a burh here to protect the area both from Viking raids and also from the Cornish! Fortified during the reign of King Alfred, in Saxon times Lydford was considered equal in importance to Exeter and Totnes
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