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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.




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.




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


Closer view.




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.

Distance - 4.81 km / 2.99 miles


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