Medieval Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube About 1,000 years ago, medieval England began to prosper. The climate improved, making the growing season longer, with bumper harvests, and the population expanded. Competition for land forced people to start farming on the fringes of the higher moor, like their Bronze Age ancestors. They laid out new fields, sometimes basedContinue reading “Medieval Dartmoor”

The Whitehorse Hill Finds

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter From Neolithic ceremonial sites such as stone circles and stone rows to the large number of Bronze Age hut circles, field systems and burial sites dotted throughout the landscape – there are few other places where theContinue reading “The Whitehorse Hill Finds”

Bronze Age Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube We know that people were visiting Dartmoor to hunt over 10,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until about 4,500 years ago that people began to settle in large numbers to farm the land. These first farmers settled in upland Dartmoor because it would have been more open than the heavilyContinue reading “Bronze Age Dartmoor”