Dartmoor through the Ages

The scheme is helping people to reveal how our ancestors lived and worked on Dartmoor. Projects involve people in research, archaeology and the conservation of some of our most important heritage assets.

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Brimpts Tin Trail

Dartmoor has a world class tinworking heritage, documented from the twelfth century to the twentieth century. This project seeks to increase, improve and facilitate information and awareness of both this, and the trail for visitors, communities and specialist groups.

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In the footsteps of the Victorians

This project will research the history of the Wray Valley and the surrounding area on the eastern edge of Dartmoor during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Moor Medieval

A parish based project to develop understanding about medieval life and to explore the effect that early farming had on the landscape of Dartmoor over more than a thousand years.

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Unveiling the Bronze Age landscape of the High Moor and Forests

The project aims to improve understanding of and to promote the internationally important Bronze Age landscape on Dartmoor.

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Higher Uppacott: A Dartmoor Longhouse

Higher Uppacott is a grade I listed longhouse with early - mid 14th century origins where the lower-end shippon remains intact. This designated heritage asset has international significance and is emblematic of Dartmoor’s medieval farming built heritage.

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Hameldon WWII Bomber Crash: Archaeological Survey

A project to investigate why an aircraft heading back from France to Lincolnshire in 1941 crashed on Dartmoor.

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WANTED - People to form a Community Stakeholders' Group

Our Community Stakeholders' Group is still on the lookout for new members to advise the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Board of the views of the local community and a variety of user groups in the delivery of the Scheme until 2019.

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Discovering the Dartmoor Story of Tinworking

DTRG volunteers have been working very hard on improvements to the Brimpts Tin Mines Trail and our project is going very well indeed!! Things are moving along very nicely, so well done to all! MTMTE funded 8 pop up display panels which were completed in June, and have been taken to seven events, and been seen by over 700 people! They are currently on display in our new display room at Brimpts Farm, which is bigger and brighter. The new room had been used as a store so the first job was to clear and empty it. Then we painted the new display stands, which on a hot day, was hard work for all who came along. Since then we have cleared vegetation from behind the room, finished the painting and it all looks very smart indeed! We have now got four models, three from Mike Wright and one from Chris Kelland, these provide a real focus to what is on display.

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Celebration Event

Children from Ashburton and Moretonhampstead schools braved the elements on Tuesday to walk to one of Dartmoor’s finest beauty spots, Bonehill Rocks. They paraded banners and flags they had designed, inspired by the story of Dartmoor and their ancestors who farmed it.

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Last update: 25 Jan 2017 9:18am