The Clapper Bridges of Dartmoor: And Some Myths and Tall Tales of the Moor e-book
by John Stuart
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon Fairy tale by Andrew Lang. Once upon a time there was a poor husbandman who had many children and little to give them in the way either of food or clothing. They were all pretty, but the prettiest of all was the youngest daughter, who was so beautiful that there were no bounds to her beauty.
Dartmoor Zoological Park - Featured in "We Bought A Zoo", fantastic movie! . Walking on Dartmoor ; John Earle. New webpage on Legendary Dartmoor, a nice little tale of the Dartmoor piskies - The Okehampton Miller. The Songsters of Old Dartmoor.
Dartmoor Zoological Park - Featured in "We Bought A Zoo", fantastic movie! Plan: Save up a ton of money. Visit park while listening to the "We Bought A Zoo" soundtrack by Jonsi. Fall Reading List: 15 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen. There is even a book about it-I need this book! Dartmoor. Blissful, Restless Dartmoor - new webpage on Legendary Dartmoor. The Dartmoor 40 Quiz.
This is a list of Dartmoor tors and hills. The main authority (other than the OS map) is "Dartmoor Tors and Rocks" by Ken Ringwood. A Head Stone SX620672. Aller Brook Tor (Outcrop) SX678719. Amicombe Hill (Kitty Tor upper) SX578857.
Since ancient times, full moons have been associated with odd or insane behavior, including sleepwalking . 2. Aliens inhabit the moon.
Since ancient times, full moons have been associated with odd or insane behavior, including sleepwalking, suicide, illegal activity, fits of violence and, of course, transforming into werewolves. Indeed, the words lunacy and lunatic come from the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna, who was said to ride her silver chariot across the dark sky each night. For thousands of years, doctors and mental health professionals believed in a strong connection between mania and the moon.
The Clapper Bridge at Postbridge taken from the existing road bridge looking south. Postbridge is a hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. It is situated on the B3212, roughly midway between Princetown and Moretonhampstead. Postbridge is situated next to the East Dart river, one of two main tributaries of the River Dart, and consists of a few houses, a shop, a pub and hotel, and a national park tourist information centre. Postbridge is best known for its fine example of an ancient clapper bridge over the river.
A simple form of bridge design features a series of stone slabs set atop rock pilings. It’s perhaps one rung up from stepping stones placed in the water or logs laid from bank-to-bank on the evolutionary scale of bridge design
A simple form of bridge design features a series of stone slabs set atop rock pilings. It’s perhaps one rung up from stepping stones placed in the water or logs laid from bank-to-bank on the evolutionary scale of bridge design. It certainly falls within the more primitive bridge construction types imaginable. Gravity alone holds everything in place without the benefit of mortar. Most of this construction took place from the middle ages through the early Nineteenth Century
A clapper bridge is an ancient form of bridge found on the moors of Devon (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and in other upland . A fine example, the Postbridge Clapper Bridge (illustration, left), can be found at Postbridge, on Dartmoor
A clapper bridge is an ancient form of bridge found on the moors of Devon (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and in other upland areas of the United Kingdom including Snowdonia and Anglesey, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire. It is formed by large flat slabs of stone, often granite or schist, supported on stone piers (across rivers), or resting on the banks of streams. YouTube Encyclopedic. A fine example, the Postbridge Clapper Bridge (illustration, left), can be found at Postbridge, on Dartmoor. Its slabs are over four metres (13 ft) long, two metres (6 ft 6 in) wide and weigh over eight tons each, making the bridge passable to a small cart.
Oakery Clapper Bridge, Dartmoor (4 F. Dartmoor, Holne Moor Leat - geograph. The clapper bridge at Dartmeet - geograph. Var Tor-A Book of Dartmoor. jpg 1,002 659; 158 KB. Wallabrook Bridge (geograph 5086319).
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Dartmoor National Park was designated in 1951 . Situated in the West Country, it is the largest and highest expanse of open country left in the south of England. The National Park covers an area of 368sq miles/953sq km, from Oakehampton in the north to Ivybridge in the south and Tavistock in the west to Bovey Tracey in the east. Postbridge is the site of the largest of Dartmoor's clapper bridges; these granite structures have been used by farmers and tin miners since medieval times.