The DTRG project

The DTRG volunteers offered their services to work on tin mining sites within the Burrator catchment area, that were in danger of becoming lost under scrub and trees. The Roughtor Mine sites along the Narrator Valley, were identified as being those in most need of our attentions. The main aims of the project are to:…

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28th February 2011

Prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in Dartmoor reservoir – Thu 12 Nov 2009

A hitherto unrecorded prehistoric complex has recently been revealed in the mud at the bottom of Tottiford reservoir, near Hennock, on Dartmoor. The complex consisting of stone rows, burial cairns and a stone circle had been hidden by the waters of the reservoir, the first to be built on Dartmoor (1861). They have been revealed…

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13th November 2009

Roughtor mine

The Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group (DTRG) was established in 1991 and is a voluntary organisation raising all of its income from members and grants. The DTRG exists to promote research, conservation, publication and debate about tinners and their tin works, besides being a focus for celebration of their contribution to Dartmoor. In 2008 the DTRG…

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28th February 2009

Burrator gardens

A long term aim of Devon Conservation Officer Neil Reeves was to restore the historic Victorian Gardens of Burrator Lodge at Burrator Reservoir. His ambition came to realisation when he was approached by the West Devon Explorer Scouts who were looking for a worthy project for their Chief Scout platinum and diamond awards and the…

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28th February 2009