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New Survey of Rippon Tor PAL

A new survey of Rippon Tor PAL has been commissioned by Moor than meets the eye to help archaeologists get a better understanding of this important landscape. The work was undertaken by Dr Phil Newman who is a leading expert in the field archaeology of Dartmoor.The objective of the work is to provide an up to date, geographically accurate record of archaeology within this sensitive area, in order to help counter a number of key risks to the cultural heritage identified in the project proposals. In particular:.. a general threat to the landscape character from changing agricultural practices, with past problems of overgrazing now changing to undergrazing, and an associated spread of gorse and bracken and a general increase in vegetation, which threatens archaeological remains.. (DNPA 2014)

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Moor Medieval Lending Library open for business!

Community Heritage Officer, Emma Stockley has set up a Moor Medieval Lending Library, largely due to generous donations of books from study group members. There are a number of books relating to all aspects of medieval Dartmoor as well as some general texts on archaeology, landscape and historic buildings. There is also a small reserve collection including;The Place Names of Devon, Vol VIII Part 1 – English Place Name Society, The Place Names of Devon, Part 2 – English Place Name Society, Domesday Book Devon Part One – General Editor: John Morris, Domesday Book Devon Part Two – General Editor: John Morris, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 1 – The East – Jeremy Butler , Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 2 – The North – Jeremy Butler, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 3 – The South West – Jeremy Butler, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 4 – The South East – Jeremy Butler, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 5 – The Second Millennium BC – Jeremy Butler. The books are housed at our Princetown office but arrangements can be made to deliver them to Parke. If anyone would like to borrow a book or make an enquiry, please contact Emma directly emma@moorthanmeetstheeye.org or call 01822 890 904.

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Study group visit Headland Warren

Fourteen members of the study group met at Headland Warren on a spectacularly clear and sunny day for a guided walk around Headland Warren and it’s surrounds. The group was led by Lee Bray, Archaeologist, Dartmoor National Park Authority and the although the main focus of the walk was to look for evidence of medieval tin mining, the group viewed a wide variety of archaeological features such as pillow mounds, ancient vermin traps, mining remains from across history and even a stone row! The Whortleberries were in full flavour and delayed progress slightly but a good walk and an interesting time was had by all. If you would like to find out about forthcoming fieldtrips as part of the Moor Medieval Study Group, please contact Community Heritage Officer, Emma Stockley and ask to be put on the mailing list. emma@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

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Last update: 20 Mar 2017 3:22pm