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Ashburton Murder

Ashburton Murder

It becomes very apparent that in a lot of the murders committed on Dartmoor there is the recurring association with a town fair. Obviously the occasion would merit the gathering of people and the consumption of alcohol which both could be the precursors to violent actions. It would also appear …

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Ash Houses

Ash Houses

On many of the farms located on the arable fringes of the moor a common sight was the stone ‘ash house’. These are small circular buildings with conical roofs which would be located near to the farm. Back in the old days the combination of open fires, wide chimneys and …

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Ammils

Ammils

Every now and then nature transforms Dartmoor into a spectacle of shimmering ice and frost which coats literally everything in a mantle of glistening ice crystals, on the moor this is known as ‘The Ammil’. This phenomenon occasionally occurs in other parts of the country but is normally regarded as …

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Aircraft Crash Sites

Aircraft Crash Sites

Sadly, Dartmoor has more than its fair share of aircraft crash sites and some of them still show bits of the wreckage. If you look at the map below you will see the major second world war airfields, clearly Dartmoor is surrounded by them on all sides so maybe it …

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