Dartmoor National Park Authority

Learning About

 Information in French
 Information in German
 Information in Welsh
 General Information
 Climate and Weather
 Dartmoor Ponies
 Geology and Landforms
 History and Archaeology
 Land Use and Issues
 Recreation and Tourism
 Wildlife and Habitats
 Work of the National Park Authority
 Alphabetical Listing

Contact Us

Education Contact Details

Education Service,
Dartmoor National Park Authority,
Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot,
Devon TQ13 9JQ
Tel: (01626) 832093


Feedback: we welcome your views on our web site.  Please use the feedback form.

History and Archaeology

Name of Resource                                                          

Print Version,
in PDF format

File Size

Icon for Factsheets History of Dartmoor - Dartmoor Factsheet
Here are some selected dates in the history of Dartmoor. Read more.

PDF icon

45 KB
(PDF Help)

Icon for Factsheets History and Development of the DNPA - Dartmoor Factsheet
The development of National Parks in the UK can be traced over a period of 150 years in response to three main driving forces. Read more

PDF icon

294 KB
(PDF Help)

Icon for Factsheets Prehistoric Archaeology - Dartmoor Factsheet
Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles (954 sq km) and contains the largest concentration of Bronze Age remains in the country. The reason for the survival of so many archaeological remains within the National Park is due to the fact that many of the structures were built of granite, a very durable stone, and also because human activity on the moor in later centuries was not intense. Read more.

PDF icon

148 Kb
(PDF Help)
Icon for Factsheets Dartmoor's Past Tin Industry - Dartmoor Factsheet
There is a long history of extracting tin from Dartmoor. The earliest form of extraction was by streaming - taking alluvial tin from the stream and river beds. The first written record of tin streaming dates back to the 12th century.  Read more.

PDF icon

220 Kb
(PDF Help)

Icon for Leaflets A Guide to the Archaeology of the Open Moor - Dartmoor Leaflet
The history of human activity on Dartmoor goes back more than 10,000 years, although the visible remains date from about 4,000 BC to the present. Here people have lived, farmed, worked stone and minerals, practised their religion and buried their dead. Read more.

PDF icon

464 Kb
(PDF Help)

Back to Factsheets and Leaflets homepage.

Level Double-A conformance icon,  W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Link to Directgov