Historical Sites in Dartmoor National Park

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Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

In the south of Dartmoor National Park and just off the Two Moors Way. At 461m, it's the highest point in this section of the Park and offers superb panoramic views. The walk from the car park just east of Harford is straightforward.

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

One of Dartmoor's many curious place names, the Dartmoor expert William Crossing states that' we shall hardly be wrong in supposing that [the name King's Oven] was derived not from being a furnace connected with tinworks belonging to Henry III., but to a much earlier king, for there cannot be a doub...

Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

A sexton maintained church buildings and the graveyard. The sexton's cottage was his home. The 'church house was the medieval equivalent of the church hall. Its chief purpose was to house the festivals and church ales which raised funds for many an English parish church until the rise of Puritanism'...

Cosdon Beacon, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Beacon, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Beacon is a huge cairn and trig point 550 metres above sea level at the highest point on Cosdon Hill. We've positioned Cosdon Beacon on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Read our Cosdon Hill listing for directions. Cosdon is one of a number of b...

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The barrow on top of King Tor is one of a number of these highly visible burial chambers on Hookney Down and Hamel Down. You can see them from miles around which was, clearly, the intention. See our King Tor listing for directions. Note that the barrow is close to English Heritage's Grimspound...

Brown's House (Ruin), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Brown's House (Ruin), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The West Dart River rises on Dartmoor National Park's high north plateau in boggy, rough cut moorland close to southern England's most remote spot at Fur Tor. The river builds strength as it flows south cutting moorland valleys on its way past Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve to Tw...

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Explore Dartmoor and you'll encounter a high number of abandoned sites dating from the medieval period. The most famous is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. A hamlet, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement consists of eleven buildings including longhou...

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

We've positioned Nun's Cross Farm on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location south east of Princetown. It's situated by Nun's or Siward's Cross which is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous ancient cross. Available for private hire, see Mount Kel...