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This walk: 2010-4-21. Jimmy Bickle's Lane, step stile, church stile, Horrabridge, Pew Tor, Great Staple Tor, Vixen Tor, IngraTor, lesser celandine, violets, dandelion, dry leat, halo around the sun, dismantled Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway, poetry plaque, stone row, spring, Black Brook, cattle "creep",  new-born lamb, Gipsy Rock, daffodils, crustose lichen, Dartmoor longhouse.

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Pictures from a Dartmoor longhouse .....

The cross passage between the old living quarters and the animal quarters (shippon/shippen) in a restored Dartmoor longhouse.

 

Living room hearth.

 

Interior of the bread oven in the living room hearth.

 

Ceiling beams.

 

Medieval granite-framed window.

 

Spiral staircase to the first floor, added after the original construction.

 

Doorstep outside the back door - an old mill stone - showing the central millrind.

 

Lunch .....

 

Lunch .....

 

Lunch .....

 

The kitchen Aga.

 

A characterful front entrance.

 

Dovecote.

 

Long granite trough with water pump - they must have been hardy come winter bath-time!

 

Bronze Age granite mushroom.

 

The front entrance.

 

The original longhouse, before the upper floor and left-side extension were added.

 

Ivy.

 

Unusual slate mushrooms - used to support storage floors and protecting against access by rats to the food/grain.

 

Closer view.

 

Ditto.

 

Another feature in the back garden.

 

Rear view.

 

Walk details

MAP: Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.

Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2005. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047373.
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.

Statistics
Distance - 4.81 km / 2.99 miles

 

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