How to use Dartmoor in a sentence
Among other occurrences of the name of Avon in Great Britain there may be noted - in England, a stream flowing south-east from Dartmoor in Devonshire to the English Channel; in South Wales, the stream which has its mouth at Aberavon in Glamorganshire; in Scotland, tributaries of the Clyde, the Spey and the Forth.
It lies in a valley surrounded by hills, at a short distance from the river Dart; the scenery, towards Dartmoor and in the neighbourhood of Buckland and Holne Chase, being unsurpassed in the county.
After bold and repeated overtures for an exchange of prisoners - an important matter, both because the American frigates had no place in which to - stow away their prisoners, and because of the maltreatment _ of American captives in such prisons as Dartmoor - exchanges began at the end of March 1779, although there were annoying delays, and immediately after November 1781 there was a long break in the agreement; and the Americans discharged from English prisons were constantly in need of money.
Of stone bridges in Great Britain, the earliest were the cyclopean bridges still existing on Dartmoor, consisting of stone piers bridged by stone slabs.
At another point, Dartmoor, a prison already stood available, although it had not been occupied since the last war, when ten thousand French and American prisoners had been incarcerated in it.Advertisement
A little reconstruction made Dartmoor into a modern gaol, and in the waste lands around there was ample labour for any number of convict hands.
Dartmoor was opened in 1850; two years later a convict prison was established at Portsmouth in connexion with the dockyard, and another of the same class at Chatham in 1856.
It is now passed at a public works prison; either at Aylesbury (females), Borstal, Dartmoor, Parkhurst or Portland.
The Land's End is the westernmost of the granite masses which rise at intervals through Cornwall from Dartmoor.
The largest granite boss gives relief to the wild upland of Dartmoor, culminating in High Willhays and Yes Tor.Advertisement
The clay resulting from the weathering of the Dartmoor granite has formed marshes and peat bogs, and the desolation of the district has been emphasized by the establishment in its midst of a great convict prison, and in its northern portion of a range for artillery practice.
The Tamar flows from north to south on the Devonian plain, which lies between Dartmoor on the east and the similar granitic boss of Bodmin Moor (where Brown Willy rises to 1345 ft.) on the west.
The Dartmoor, a hardy local Devonshire breed, is a large hornless, longwool, white-fleeced sheep, with a long mottled face.
Native ponies include those variously known as Welsh, New Forest, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Cumberland and Westmorland, Fell, Highland, Highland Garron, Celtic, Shetland and Connemara.
Several species of Nyssa are common to the two districts, as are a climbing palm, two vines, a magnolia, &c. The common tree at Bovey is Sequoia Couttsiae, which probably grew in profusion in the sheltered valleys of Dartmoor, close to the lake.Advertisement
Many of the Dartmoor farms still have old granite bee boles in situ.
Dartmoor's haymeadows contain a striking array of plants such as the greater butterfly orchid, and support a wide range of wildlife.
It has a stone clapper bridge over the East Dart river, one of 30 such bridges on Dartmoor.
First, I used my twenty-five pounds Post Office savings to buy a wild colt straight from Dartmoor.
This is part of the ` storybook dads ` charity project, run at HMP Dartmoor.Advertisement
In addition, a special derogation has been granted to the owners of ponies grazing in the New Forest and on Dartmoor.
National Archeology Week finishes on Sunday 23 July with a fascinating guided tour of one of Dartmoor's historic farmsteads.
He became especially fond of his weekly visit to Dartmoor Prison.
A long, long time ago there lived in a remote Dartmoor clitter a huge and wily old fox.
The moorland is capped with hundreds of exposed granite hilltops (known as tors ), providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife.Advertisement
Courtenay House Nestled in the town of Bovey Tracey on the edge of Dartmoor, you will find historic Courtenay House.
The Dartmoor inn Lovingly restored 16th century coaching inn.
You should try climbing a few tors on Dartmoor.
Teams of six have to complete a 35-mile expedition visiting ten tors on Dartmoor.
Granite tor formation In a half-day exercise at Hay tor formation In a half-day exercise at Hay Tor, you will conduct some simple geological analyzes of the Dartmoor granite.
Teams of six have to complete 35, 45 or 55 mile routes across Dartmoor, visiting ten of the famous Dartmoor granite tors.
Some Dartmoor writers refer to Great hound tor which distinguishes it from the other Hound tor on the north moor.
Both strike a discordant note in the typical Dartmoor landscape of steep-sided wooded valleys carrying rivers and streams down from the moors.
Philippa also has a deer farm on the edge of Dartmoor producing organic venison.
The mountain breeds include the Cheviot, Scotch Black-face, Lonk, Rough Swaledale, Derbyshire Gritstone, Penistone, Limestone, Herdwick, Dartmoor, Exmoor and Welsh Mountain.
The extensive Bronze Age reave system on Dartmoor is testament to how long cattle have been grazing the moor.
The most common connects it with Crockern Tor stannary court which existed on Dartmoor by 1630.
Looking for a Dartmoor fishing base, with a monastic and stannary history.
Tavistock, like Ashburton, was one of the key stannary power bases on the outskirts of Dartmoor.
Storybook Dads, based at HMP Dartmoor, will receive a Special Award.
Granite tor formation In a half-day exercise at Hay Tor, you will conduct some simple geological analyzes of the Dartmoor granite.
Some Dartmoor writers refer to Great Hound tor which distinguishes it from the other Hound tor on the north moor.